What to Expect from Apple’s March 9 Event?

On March 9, Apple is going to hold its product event at 10 a.m. PT on March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The March 9 event comes about five months after Apple’s last event in October, and it will likely to introduce the Apple Watch, 4th Generation Apple TV, A 12.9-inch ‘iPad Plus’, New MacBook Airs, etc. Now let’s see the details.

1, Apple Watch

It’s the Apple Watch that likely will be the central focus of the March 9 event. Apple has said it plans to start selling the smartwatch, which starts at $349, in April, but there are still some details it hasn’t yet revealed — including just how much the 18-karat gold version will cost. Wearables is the first major new category for Apple since it launched the iPad in 2010, thus it’s vital for Apple to give people a reason to buy Apple Watch.

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2, 4th Generation Apple TV

With the emerging popularity of UHD/4K TV, one might suspect that it’s time for the next generation Apple TV as Apple hasn’t updated the $99 hardware for its streaming media box in three years. The hardware is long overdue for an update, and recent reports say the company also is working on a service that allows users to watch live TV over the Internet. However, there have been no signs such a product is close to ready.

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3, A 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’

Apple announced its newest tablets in October, but analysts say the incremental changes likely aren’t enough to attract buyers in droves. An iPad Pro is expected to sport a 12.9-inch display, putting it more in line with Mac computers than Apple’s tablets, which currently top out at 9.7 inches.

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4, iOS 8.3

A total of five betas of iOS 8.2 have been provided to developers. Not far behind iOS 8.2 will be iOS 8.3, as Apple has already provided developers with two betas of that release even before 8.2 becomes public. It is likely that Apple will get iOS 8.3 on the Watch’s launch, with companion apps and emojis.

5. Bring Touch ID to the Macs

Another thing Apple would like to do is bring Touch ID to the Macs. See: “Apple Rumored to Bring Touch ID to Macs,” by our Bryan Chaffin (@TMOBryan). Not only would this help with login security but also give Apple Pay (online) a boost.

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