(ANSA) – MILAN, 07 FEB – Apple is preparing its first appointment of 2022. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, who periodically publishes a newsletter dedicated to the world of Apple, the date chosen by the American giant to unveil new products is 8 March . The probable protagonists of the event will be iPhone Se 3, that is the “cheap” smartphone from Cupertino and the iPad Air 5, the tablet destined for the mass and with a competitive price (unlike the iPad Pro). Augmented and virtual reality viewers or goggles are expected by the end of the year. iPhone Se and iPad have already received certifications and approvals from US regulators, with mass production expected to start earlier this year. According to Gurman, the persistence of the pandemic crisis and the uncertainty about the trend of infections, especially in the United States, would have convinced Apple to proceed, once again, only with an online streaming. For the company, the return on a physical stage and in presence could come, at least in part, with the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the event dedicated to developers. On that occasion there will be the presentation of iOS 16 and the other updates of the operating systems of the group, with availability in September, coinciding with the arrival of the iPhone 14. Bloomberg expects that in 2022 the iMac and iMac Pro computers will also be launched. MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, the next Apple Watch Series 8 and iPhone 14 with renewed AirPods. In addition to the hardware, however, also further services, including financial ones, and the many expected devices for augmented reality, such as goggles and viewers. Despite the production difficulties, analysts estimate that the company will be able to launch at least one new product category dedicated to the metaverse within the year. (HANDLE).