“What should we expect? Probably a new iPhone SE, at least.”
From Gurman’s Power On newsletter, sent Sunday to Bloomberg subscribers:
Apple gets ready for its first virtual event of 2022. Apple’s first virtual event of 2022 is coming up in just a few short months and is likely to take place in either March or April, I’m told.
What should we expect? Probably a new iPhone SE, at least. It was at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2020 that Apple ushered in the current iPhone SE. With its network speeds capping out at 4G LTE levels and its processor running 2019’s A13 chip speeds, it’s due for an upgrade with 5G and new internals. Look for the design to be about the same as the iPhone 8 era look of the current model, however.
As for Apple’s second event of the year — the June Worldwide Developers Conference — I wouldn’t hold my breath for an in-person showing either. But do expect nice software upgrades in iOS 16 (Sydney), tvOS 16 (Paris), macOS 13 (Rome), and watchOS 9 (Kincaid).
My take: Not exactly a Gurman-size scoop. The main part of this week’s Sunday dispatch is devoted to his step-by-step plan for Apple to do for personal finances what it did for personal computing…
With its relationships with banks, credit card and checking account data from consumers, an image of trustworthiness and privacy and a history of taking complex tasks and making them simple, Apple has the building blocks to turn the iPhone and its ecosystem into the ultimate financial management tool.
What are the chances Tim Cook hasn’t thought of that?