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Apple event confirmed for March 8, new iPhone, iPad, Macs expected

Apple Event Peek Performance
Apple Event Peek Performance (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has confirmed the date of its March event.
  • It will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at the usual time of 10 am PST.
  • Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and Macs.

Apple has just confirmed it will hold an event on March 8, where the company is expected to announce a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and possibly new Macs.

The event is titled Peek Performance and will be held on March 8 at 10 am PST from Apple Park. As with all of Apple's recent events it will be held remotely.

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Multiple reports indicate a new iPhone SE of a similar design to the current one will be unveiled sporting 5G and other possible internal upgrades. Apple's budget iPhone has been popular for several years as the best cheap iPhone available, and the only option for people who still want to use Touch ID. An iMore report from Tuesday confirmed that stock for the iPhone SE is dwindling at multiple retail locations and carriers in the U.S., UK, and Canada.

Apple's next iPad Air will reportedly also feature 5G for new connectivity as well as a new A15 processor. Given the extensive upgrades to the previous model, this is likely to be a less drastic change to the product lineup.

Apple is also expected to release at least one new Mac at the event, however, there are some conflicting reports about what that could be. According to Mark Gurman, Apple has a new MacBook Pro in the pipeline. Reports indicate this will not include any design changes over the M1 model released in 2020 but will feature a big performance boost in the form of a new Apple silicon chip, possibly the next-generation M2 processor.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

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  • I hope they offer more ways to troubleshoot homekit events:
    I have a toggle shortcut for an IKEA Shortcut button setup in Apple Home.
    But looks like both iPhone and AppleTV are acting on the toggle so it stays in the same state On>Off>On or Off>On>Off.
    If I turn off Home in iCloud on my iPhone, the toggle works, but then I can't use the phone to trigger the shortcut (Message: "iCloud for Home must be enabled when signed into an iCloud account"). I do wish Apple let you see the logs for these kind of things so that you can troubleshoot them, instead I am left in the dark on how to fix it. Apple forums don't know how to fix this either.