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What to expect from Apple's 9 March 'Spring Forward' event: Apple Watch, Retina MacBook Air, iPad Pro?

Ashleigh Allsopp | March 2, 2015
Apple has sent out invites to an event on 9 March, so we speculate over what you can expect to see.

Apple on 26 February sent out its first press event invitation of the year, telling us to mark 9 March in our calendars for a 'Spring Forward' event. That tagline certainly hints at the Apple Watch, but has Apple got something more up its sleeve?

What to expect from Apple's 9 March event: Apple Watch
It's pretty obvious from Apple's 'Spring Forward' tagline that the Apple Watch is going to be among the main attractions for this event. Of course, the smartwatch has already been unveiled, first shown off during Apple's iPhone event back in September, but there are still many mysteries surround the device.

For example, we still don't know the prices of the many different configurations available, and perhaps more importantly we don't know when we're actually going to be able to buy one.

But does Apple really need an entire event just to announce the price, release date and some extra information about the Apple Watch? Possibly not. There are several other rumoured devices that could well put in an appearance during the event.

What to expect from Apple's 9 March event: New Macs?
Another product rumoured to be in the pipeline include a new MacBook Air with a Retina display. We had heard rumours that we could expect this new MacBook early in 2015, so a March event would fit the bill. Find out everything you need to know in our Retina MacBook Air rumour round-up.

Alternatively, or perhaps in addition to the Retina model, the current 11in and 13in MacBook Airs could get an update, as they were last updated in April 2014.

The Mac Pro is also due an update. The latest model was launched in December 2013.

What to expect from Apple's 9 March event: Magic Mouse & Magic Trackpad
One of the rumours about the aforementioned Retina MacBook Air suggests that Touch ID could be included in its trackpad, and that the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad peripherals could get the same treatment, meaning an update to those devices could also be on its way.

What to expect from Apple's 9 March event: iPad Pro?
We expect that Apple will want to spend a significant amount of time talking about a new iPad Pro, and had expected that it might get its own event, but it's certainly a possibility that Apple has decided to unveil the rumoured tablet on 9 March.

We won't be holding our breath, though, as there is lots of speculation to suggest that the iPad Pro won't arrive until later in the year.

 

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