- Aug 17, 2014
Once again, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has published a predictive report. This time, Bloomberg's sources have shared details on Apple's upcoming spring event.
The report claims that Apple will host this year's event on March 8, which is a little earlier than usual. And the report names four major announcements expected at the event. In contrast to some of Gurman's recent newsletters, he cites sources familiar with Apple's plans, lending the report some credibility.
The Apple event will feature a new iPhone SE model with 5G capabilities, as has long been rumored. The sources also say the mid-range smartphone will have a faster processor and an improved camera, but it won't feature a radical new design.
Finally, the first half of March will also bring us the release of iOS 15.4, the report claims. iOS 15.3 did not introduce any major new features, but based on what we've seen in recent beta releases, iOS 15.4 seems poised to do more. Specifically, it will allow users to authenticate with Face ID while wearing face masks, and it will introduce the long-delayed Universal Control feature, which was initially planned for the first release of iOS 15 last year.
As always, Apple's plans could change. The company usually finalizes its event dates with email invitations to press and influencers about a week beforehand.