The first big Apple Event of 2022 is set to take place later today, and it's looking increasingly likely that we'll get our first look at the 5G-enabled iPhone SE 3, an updated iPad Air and possibly even a redesigned Mac Mini sporting the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips as the new MacBook Pro range.

It's set to be an exciting event for Apple fans, and as usual, you'll be able to tune in from the comfort of your own home. 

So, when does the event kick off and how can you watch it live? We cover all you need to know about Apple's March 2022 event right here.  

When is the next Apple event? 

As confirmed by the tech giant, the next Apple event is due to take place today, Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 10am PDT/1pm EDT, or 6pm BST for those of us tuning in from the UK. As ever, it’s set to be broadcast from Apple Park in California, and it's likely that it'll be a pre-recorded affair like with most recent Apple events.  

How can I watch the next Apple event live? 

Just like virtually every other Apple event, you’ll be able to watch the action unfold in real-time. While Apple once required the use of Safari or an Apple product to watch its livestreams, it has dropped the barriers in recent years, allowing basically anybody on any device to tune in to its events via the Apple website. 

You’ll be able to watch the March Event via the Apple Event website, as well as via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, and you'll also be able to tune in to the announcement via its YouTube channel too.  

We've embedded the official live stream above for ease, so simply bookmark this page and head back later today to see what Apple has planned.

What should I expect from Apple's March 2022 event?

While Apple doesn't tend to reveal much about what to expect ahead of its events, leaks tend to give us an idea of what the company has planned - and there have been plenty of those of late.

The headline of the event is expected to be the new iPhone SE, a replacement of Apple's current budget-friendly iPhone. While some rumours suggested the iPhone SE would get an iPhone X-like redesign, more recent rumblings suggest that has been pushed back to the next generation smartphone due in a few years' time.

It's not all bad news though; despite its budget-friendly nature, it's rumoured to feature flagship features like 5G and the same A15 Bionic as Apple's iPhone 13 range. 

But what else? Apple is also expected to launch the fifth-generation iPad Air at its March event. While there isn't a big redesign on the cards, the new iPad Air should get key features - including optional 5G connectivity and a center stage camera - that bring it in line with the rest of the iPad range.

Whispers also suggest that the iPad Air could sport the same Apple M1 chip as the iPad Pro, potentially offering performance gains of up to 70% compared to the A14 Bionic in the current iPad Air.

Keen to not neglect the Mac, Apple is also rumoured to reveal a new Mac Mini sporting the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets as the new MacBook Pro range. What's more exciting is the prospect of a redesign, with a rumoured slimmer chassis and plexiglass-like top. If true, it'd mark the first visual change for the Mac Mini in quite some time. 

It's also worth noting that some reports suggest a totally new Mac Studio branding for the redesigned model, suggesting a lot of power and a price to match. 

The MacBook Air and 27in iMac are also rumoured to get an update this year, but it's unclear whether Apple will announce so much at today's event. 

There's also a chance that Apple could tease the rumoured AR/VR headset - it certainly ties in with the AR look of the invite and the 'Peek Power' tagline - but it's unlikely, as rumours currently suggest a WWDC 2022 announcement at the earliest. It would be a nice 'One More Thing' moment though, right? 

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