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« on: March 09, 2022, 04:05:11 pm »

Every ‘Peek Performance’ event rumor ranked to reflect the latest leaks

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<body><section class="wp-block-bigbite-multi-title"><div class="container"></div></section><p><strong>Update 9:30 pm ET:</strong> We&rsquo;ve updated our rankings to reflect the latest rumors.</p>



<p>Apple&rsquo;s first event of 2022 has certainly piqued our curiosity. While we usually have a pretty good idea about what&rsquo;s going to be released at this point&mdash;the only real surprise at the &ldquo;Spring Loaded&rdquo; event was Apple Card Family&mdash;Apple has done a good job keeping its &ldquo;Peek Performance&rdquo; event under wraps. So if you&rsquo;re playing along, here&rsquo;s what we&rsquo;re most likely to see on Tuesday.</p>



<h2 id="iphone-se-100">iPhone SE: 100%</h2>



<p>The one product we&rsquo;re absolutely certain to see at &ldquo;Peek Performance&rdquo; is a new iPhone SE. It&rsquo;s been about two years since the second-generation model was released, and rumors have been flying for several weeks. It won&rsquo;t be all that exciting&mdash;an A15 chip, a slightly better camera with night mode, and 5G connectivity are the main upgrades&mdash;but look for it to get a prime spot in the keynote.</p>



<h2 id="ipad-air-100">iPad Air: 100%</h2>



<p>Another certainty, the iPad Air will reportedly get the iPad mini treatment, with a new processor, ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, and 5G cellular connectivity. Those are nice, if not overdue upgrades, but like the iPhone SE, not all that exciting.&nbsp;</p>



<h2 id="mac-studio-75">Mac Studio: 75%</h2>



<p>The high-end Mac mini is one of a handful of Macs with Intel chips that Apple still makes, so it&rsquo;s definitely getting a refresh this year. We&rsquo;ve heard rumors for a while that the enclosure would be getting a new design along with a faster processor and more ports, but now we hear that it might be getting a new name too: Mac Studio. A high-end Mac is an odd for a spring event&mdash;the only &ldquo;Pro&rdquo; product released at a spring event was the 9.7-inch iPad pro in March 2016&mdash;but with numerous Macs due to launch this year, Apple looks to be breaking with that tradition.</p>



<h2 id="standalone-display-75">Standalone display: 75%</h2>



<p>We&rsquo;ve known that Apple is working on a standalone 27-inch display that&rsquo;s more affordable than the $5,999 Pro Display XDR for a while. Scattered rumors pegged the monitor for release sometime in 2022, but over the last couple of days they&rsquo;re packed up steam. It will reportedly be sold as a companion to the new Mac Studio, with Bloomberg&rsquo;s Mark Gurman saying the display is &ldquo;ready to go&rdquo; at Tuesday&rsquo;s event.</p>



<h2 id="new-iphone-13-color-70">New iPhone 13 color: 70%</h2>



<p>A rumor by <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=111346X1569486&amp;url=https://appletrack.com/exclusive-new-green-iphone-13-and-purple-ipad-air-launching-at-march-8-event/?utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social&amp;utm_campaign=twitter&amp;xcust=1-1-620116-1-0-0&amp;sref=https://www.macworld.com/feed" rel="nofollow">Luke Miani on Apple Track[/url] predicted that Apple will announce a new green iPhone 13. The color will reportedly be &ldquo;somewhere between the Mint iPhone 12 and Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro.&rdquo; Apple has been know to release new iPhone colors mid-cycle&mdash;in fact, at last year&rsquo;s spring event Apple released the purple iPhone 12&mdash;so this one feels right.</p>



<h2 id="m2-processor-40">M2 processor: 40%</h2>



<p>Here&rsquo;s where things get interesting. If Apple uses its &ldquo;Peek Performance&rdquo; event to unveil the M2 processor, it opens up way more possibilities for announcements. Apple is more than halfway through its two-year silicon transition, and with several higher-end Macs remaining, an M2 introduction would muddy the field somewhat, with a mix of M1 and M2 processors as well as a few Intel stragglers. But with the oldest M1 Macs nearly 16 months old, it&rsquo;s about time for a refresh.&nbsp;</p>



<h2 id="macbook-air-35">MacBook Air: 35%</h2>



<p>If the M2 is unveiled, the MacBook Air is a strong contender to be the first Mac to showcase it. Apple is rumored to be giving the MacBook Air a complete makeover with a new 24-inch iMac-inspired design, slim bezels, and a faster processor.</p>



<h2 id="13-inch-macbook-pro-30">13-inch MacBook Pro: 30%</h2>



<p>Apple is rumored to be refreshing a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro with a faster M2 chip, but we have our reservations. Besides, if it&rsquo;s just a spec bump, it doesn&rsquo;t actually need to be released at an event.</p>



<h2 id="ipad-pro-25">iPad Pro: 25%</h2>



<p>The iPad Pro will likely be getting an M2 upgrade at some point in 2022, but it&rsquo;s been less than a year since the current model was released. The iPad Pro has typically been on an 18-month cadence, though the last two models were released a year apart. It seems a little early for a 2021 model already, especially with the supply chain issues still affecting stock.</p>



<h2 id="imac-pro-20">iMac Pro: 20%</h2>



<p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since Apple launched the 24-inch iMac at last year&rsquo;s spring event, but it looks like we&rsquo;re going to be waiting a little bit longer for the 27-inch version. All signs point to WWDC or later for the high-end iMac, which should have an M1 Pro/M1 Max processor and a similar design to the 24-inch model.</p>



<h2 id="mac-pro-15">Mac Pro: 15%</h2>



<p>The Mac Pro is something of a wild card. While the high-end model is highly unlikely to make its debut outside of WWDC, 9to5Mac reported last week that a cheaper and smaller model is also in the works. It&rsquo;s possible that the lower-cost model makes an appearance at this event as a new G4 Cube-type product.&nbsp;</p>
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