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Apple announces March 8th event; releases limited-edition Beats Pill Plus speaker with Stussy

Apple’s yearly events are a big deal in the tech world, and the next event is coming up on March 8th.

The world’s biggest company by profit and capitalization, Apple, has invited everybody to its upcoming event on March 8th. Thanks to the lingering pandemic, the event will take place online. The invitation has the tagline “peek performance” and features a multi-colored Apple logo, suggesting a slew of new device colors. Apple says the event with start by 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT.

Apple is keeping tight lips on what is happening on March 8th and has not even hinted at any hardware release for that day.

However, Apple analysts, including Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, have predicted what to expect. Gurman believes a budget iPhone SE is in the cards with 5G, A15 CPU from last year’s flagships, and updated cameras. Gurman does not expect a redesign, suggesting that Apple will retain Touch ID.

Gurman has also speculated that there will be a new iPad Air with a CPU and models equipped with 5G. Apple may also officially release the iOS 15.4 update that brings Face ID while wearing a face mask. Both the iPhone and iPad will get this update, provided they are capable. Additional features in the update include Universal Control which will let users use a single keyboard and mouse set across multiple iPads and Macs.

While analysts say we can expect a new Mac bearing Apple’s chips this March, it is unlikely to make the cut on March 8th. Also, you can put your mind off new iPhone 14 models, AirPods, Mac Pro desktops, etc., all of which are expected to launch later this year.

Meanwhile, the Cupertino-based company is bringing back the Beats Pill Plus. Apple discontinued the speaker in January but is now collaborating with fashion house Stussy to release a limited-edition model.

The original Beats Pill Plus was originally released in 2015 as the first model after Apple acquired the Beats company for $3 billion.

The new speaker retains the original design and features a sleek black color with a white skull and crossbones design on the front. Apple inscribed the words “the only good system is a sound system” on one side of the speaker.

Stussy is already advertising the speaker on its website, saying it offers buyers a combination of the “signature Southern California aesthetic with a rich, clear sound field that will improve your listening experience anywhere.”

Global availability starts on March 4th, and the speaker will sell for $185 in the US market. Canadians will pay $255 while UK buyers will part with £185.

Written by HackerVibes

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