Keen to see what Apple has in store for the whole smartwatch game, and how much it will cost to have one on your wrist? We’ll know more on March 10 (AU time), as Apple tells the world that it’s about to have an event on.
Emails have gone out and a live webcast page has been setup on Apple’s website informing the world that it will be showing off something to the world on March 9 at 10 am Pacific time, which translates to 4 am in Sydney March 10.
Going on what we know right now, the expected information Apple will be presenting will be on its Watch, the smartwatch first officially shown to the world in September of last year.
We’ve heard for a while that a release date of April is expected, and given that Apple said it would likely be out “early 2015”, March and April is about the last the company can claim before we start hitting that whole “mid 2015” thing instead.
But we don’t expect that will be all that’s coming.
Now that Intel’s latest chip generation is out and inside computers that Apple’s MacBook Air competes against, we suspect we’ll see a slight refresh of the MBA at this event. It could be a minor bump with just a replacement of the processor technology, an update that could end up providing a fan-less ultra-thin laptop.
Or it could be something bigger.
There have been rumours for some time of a large MacBook Air refresh that would make the machine thinner, involve a reduction of ports and the inclusion of a new type of USB connector, as well as the introduction of a Retina display for the ultra-thin laptop.
Given Apple has some serious competition in the notebook world when it comes to new processors and high-resolution screens, we’d be genuinely surprised if Apple didn’t take the time out to introduce something new like an updated MacBook Air at the March announcement.
In any case, we’re hoping to have someone on the ground, and will let you know regardless.
Stay tuned, and if you’re looking to buy a MacBook Air right now, if it were us, we’d hold off for just a week and a bit to see what happens.