Apple announces a March event where a new budget 5G iPhone is expected
Invitation to the Apple March 2022 event
Apple on Tuesday sent out media invitations for an event on March 8, where it is expected to announce a new low-cost iPhone model.
The event, with the tagline “Peek Performance,” will be streamed digitally on YouTube and Apple’s website. Apple’s launch affairs have been virtual since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.
It will be Apple’s first since October 2021, when it unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops. Last year, the company held a spring event in April with new high-end iPads and the iMac computer.
Apple could announce a new low-cost iPhone with 5G support and a fingerprint reader, as well as a midrange iPad, according to media and analyst reports.
The company currently offers a low-cost iPhone called iPhone SE, which was introduced in the spring of 2020 and sells for $399. It is the newest iPhone model with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The new iPad is expected to be an updated version of the iPad Air, according to Bloomberg. This device was last updated in October 2020 and is currently selling for $599.
Apple may also release iOS 15.4, the latest version of iPhone software, with several new features, including the ability to use facial recognition to unlock the device while wearing a mask, and the ability to accept credit card payments. contactless credit without additional hardware.
Apple’s spring device launches are less important to the company than its traditional fall events, which reveal more expensive and more profitable high-end iPhone models ahead of the holiday shopping season. Apple also holds an annual developer conference in June called WWDC, where it occasionally releases new hardware.