Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, 'iPhone SE 2' Launch on April 3

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March is the most common month for Apple's spring media events, and the relatively long list of products with rumored imminent updates has pointed toward one of those spring events being held again this year.

A new report [Google Translate] from German site iPhone-ticker.de claims that Apple is planning to hold a media event at the very end of March, with Tuesday, March 31 being the most likely date. A launch of the new low-cost iPhone, variously dubbed the "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9" in rumors, is said to follow on Friday, April 3.


In addition to the new low-cost iPhone, rumors have indicated Apple is planning to release several other products in the next few months, including updated iPad Pro models and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. Wildcard rumors for the first half of 2020 also include a MacBook Air update, Apple's Tile-like "AirTags item trackers, and perhaps a wireless charging mat.

Article Link: Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, 'iPhone SE 2' Launch on April 3
 

OverChris

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Free Translated: "From people close to Apple, so we don't see a reason to doubt the information.", pretty much confirms for me the validity of the report.

I kinda hoped that the event would be in early march...
 
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March is the most common month for Apple's spring media events, and the relatively long list of products with rumored imminent updates has pointed toward one of those spring events being held again this year.

A new report [Google Translate] from German site iPhone-ticker.de claims that Apple is planning to hold a media event at the very end of March, with Tuesday, March 31 being the most likely date. A launch of the new low-cost iPhone, variously dubbed the "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9" in rumors, is said to follow on Friday, April 3.


In addition to the new low-cost iPhone, rumors have indicated Apple is planning to release several other products in the next few months, including updated iPad Pro models and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. Wildcard rumors for the first half of 2020 also include a MacBook Air update, Apple's Tile-like "AirTags item trackers, and perhaps a wireless charging mat.

Article Link: Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, 'iPhone SE 2' Launch on April 3
iPhone SE2? Lmao. It’s just another iPhone 6 with better specs.
 

Geardo_Ranger

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What the heck is that unattributed Apple artwork?
I was thinking the same thing. What in the world?
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March is the most common month for Apple's spring media events, and the relatively long list of products with rumored imminent updates has pointed toward one of those spring events being held again this year.

A new report [Google Translate] from German site iPhone-ticker.de claims that Apple is planning to hold a media event at the very end of March, with Tuesday, March 31 being the most likely date. A launch of the new low-cost iPhone, variously dubbed the "iPhone SE 2" or "iPhone 9" in rumors, is said to follow on Friday, April 3.


In addition to the new low-cost iPhone, rumors have indicated Apple is planning to release several other products in the next few months, including updated iPad Pro models and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. Wildcard rumors for the first half of 2020 also include a MacBook Air update, Apple's Tile-like "AirTags item trackers, and perhaps a wireless charging mat.

Article Link: Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, 'iPhone SE 2' Launch on April 3
I love how the report states the end of March. Either way as long as the event happens in March it’s not later than what they predict. Better safe than sorry? ??‍♂
 
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bsbeamer

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Too much to expect the iMac to be updated with 21st century parts?
To be fair, the upgraded iMac models are mostly modern by Apple's standards. They need at least a dGPU refresh for the higher end models and a baseline bump for the entry (at minimum). Offering HDD and Fusion drives for any machine in 2020 should be 100% eliminated. While we're at it, no machine should ship with less than 500GB/512GB SSD, including the $6K MacPro.
 

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A true SE2 like this design would have been the best thing since the introduction of the first iPhone:
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It would have meant the first milestone for the Tim-Cook-Era, he could have said: "look, this is my product, this exists because of me, I can be CEO of Apple, I am fit for that job!"


Instead, all we see is total failure. Uninspiring lame products, that could also have the logo of Samsung, LG or Huawai, nobody would notice, but not Apple.

Apple was a company with truly beautiful products, now it is a generic company that lives on the glory of past days...
 

Freida

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Although I'm in need of iMac too I think its early. My bet is on WWDC as they need something to be released there and redesign is perfect for stage time. Everything else will either be before or later so iMac is whats left for WWDC.
One could argue that Apple doesn't need any hardware at WWDC which is true if there is a strong software but so far it seems that we might not get that either so this will be mix in my opinion.

I wish iMac is coming earlier but being realistic I think WWDC is where its at.
Lets see in 43 days :)



An iMac redesign with larger screens and slimmer bezels, Face ID, Tx Security Chip, NAVI graphics, flash storage, True Tone Display, 802.11ax Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, updated thermal architecture and better speakers. View attachment 894775
 

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To be fair, the upgraded iMac models are mostly modern by Apple's standards. They need at least a dGPU refresh for the higher end models and a baseline bump for the entry (at minimum). Offering HDD and Fusion drives for any machine in 2020 should be 100% eliminated. While we're at it, no machine should ship with less than 500GB/512GB SSD, including the $6K MacPro.
Exactly, no SSD as standard, no purchase fom me. Got a top of the line late 2012 Mac mini with SSD recently for cheap, so if the new iMacs dont have SSD as standard (without a huge price increase), I have a back up unit, so I wont be too nervous cracking open my late 2013 27" iMac and putting in an SSD and maybe an uprated CPU.
 
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Let's hope Apple has the wisdom to listen to its customers in this case. I finally got the XR to replace my SE, but not after realizing a new SE was not coming. The XR is fantastic, but TOO big to use easily with one hand. I miss that about the SE. And I don't like the rounded edge design of current iPhones.
 
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Freida

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I don't think you are being realistic here.
I don't think the tech is ready/feasible for such a small package. FaceID takes a lot of physical space, bigger screen draws more power and the form is thinner so how do you solve that?
The reason why X onwards are bigger and thicker is because of all the tech requiring bigger battery etc.

Sure you can do something you posted below but the battery life would be so poor that you would be the first one coming here complaining how it doesn't even last till lunch.

Sometimes I'm surprised how often people don't stop and think for a second. There is always a reason for for something not to be done certain way. In this case I think its all what I've described above that is preventing us from having what the image shows.

Please think about these things next time you go on a silly blast that is really unwarranted.


A true SE2 like this design would have been the best thing since the introduction of the first iPhone:
View attachment 894782


It would have meant the first milestone for the Tim-Cook-Era, he could have said: "look, this is my product, this exists because of me, I can be CEO of Apple, I am fit for that job!"


Instead, all we see is total failure. Uninspiring lame products, that could also have the logo of Samsung, LG or Huawai, nobody would notice, but not Apple.

Apple was a company with truly beautiful products, now it is a generic company that lives on the glory of past days...
 

Seanm87

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A true SE2 like this design would have been the best thing since the introduction of the first iPhone:
View attachment 894782


It would have meant the first milestone for the Tim-Cook-Era, he could have said: "look, this is my product, this exists because of me, I can be CEO of Apple, I am fit for that job!"


Instead, all we see is total failure. Uninspiring lame products, that could also have the logo of Samsung, LG or Huawai, nobody would notice, but not Apple.

Apple was a company with truly beautiful products, now it is a generic company that lives on the glory of past days...
Why is the notch so small? The sensors don’t get smaller because the screen is smaller
 

PickUrPoison

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A true SE2 like this design would have been the best thing since the introduction of the first


It would have meant the first milestone for the Tim-Cook-Era, he could have said: "look, this is my product, this exists because of me, I can be CEO of Apple, I am fit for that job!"

Instead, all we see is total failure. Uninspiring lame products, that could also have the logo of Samsung, LG or Huawai, nobody would notice, but not Apple.

Apple was a company with truly beautiful products, now it is a generic company that lives on the glory of past days...
That phone is not an SE2. If the screen is bigger than 4.0”, it’s not a one-handed phone. Not what SE fans want in the least.
 
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