What to expect from Apple's March 27 event: New iPad, iPhone SE 2, or something else?
On another one, we've been hearing that Apple could release the cheapest iPad ever. Read more about this rumor here.
A new iPad
Apple has made it clear time and time again that it regards its iPads as the perfect companions for pupils and students alike and the idea of 'virtualizing' the class room has been up there ever since Steve Jobs unveiled the first slate. Last year, Apple announced its 9.7-inch iPad at its early spring event, so it's only natural to expect a refresh of the slate in a couple of days' time.
Two new Apple iPad models, "A1893" and "A1954," were approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission. The regulatory agency has oversight in countries like Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The two model numbers do not correspond with any previously released iPad tablet.
So, it sounds aas if the iPhone X is really set to send ripples across Apple's other product families. The next iPad, potentially coming in a few days, might very well be the first other Apple device to score the new design language.
New Apple Pencil
Judging from the invitation itself, which features hand-written text, Apple might very well unveil an improved or a cheaper Apple Pencil. It will fit well within the education narrative that the event will go under.
Uncovered in one of iOS 11.3 betas is a new framework dubbed ClassKit, which will reportedly allow for more advanced dedicated educational apps to be developed. One of the proposed features of ClassKit are quizzes and tests that will be easily distributable to students, with the subsequent answers directly submitted to the teacher. With cheaper iPads probably coming to classrooms, ClassKit is almost a given.
An iPhone SE 2If you've ever been shopping for a super compact phone, you've certainly stumbled upon the extremely compact and powerful iPhone SE. After all, it's the spiritual successor to what many consider the highlight of Apple design - the iPhone 5s, and to some extent, the iPhone 4. Granted, the iPhone SE is quite possibly the only 4-inch phone you could consider using today, but admittedly, it's starting to feel a bit long in the tooth already.
A new Apple Watch?
Although we doubt that a new Apple Watch will be announced during the upcoming event, there's always the possibility of feature refreshments or even price readjustments. Apple just yesterday unleashed a ton of new Apple Watch bands, so we doubt that any new accessories will make the rounds, but regardless, we shouldn't shoot this possibility down.