At the start of the year, we thought March could be one of the most important months in Apple’s history. Persistent rumors have claimed that Apple will unveil its long-awaited “Apple Reality Pro” mixed reality headset at a spring event slated for release later in the year.
Now, it seems like the announcement has been moved to WWDC in June (or even later), casting doubt on the whole point of the spring event. There aren’t many other things to announce – the 15-inch MacBook Air is still rumored to arrive this spring, but everything else is yet to come.
So this year we expect a rather modest March. The 15-inch MacBook Air could be released directly to the web (probably in April as well), the next round of OS updates will likely come out of beta, and several new and returning Apple TV+ shows will launch, along with the usual weekly Apple games. Arcade.
With all the recent rumors pointing to an Apple Reality Pro announcement at WWDC (or later), we’re not sure we’ll have an Apple event in March, as the rumors once circulated. However, there are a few possible hardware announcements that may appear:
15″ MacBook Air: The latest rumors say we’re on the cusp of a brand new MacBook. To be precise, a 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chip (and possibly an M2 Pro option). Aside from the larger display, we don’t know what to expect from it, but it’s safe to expect it to be the same as the 13.6-inch Air, only scaled up to the size of a 15.5-inch display. Apparently, mass production of displays is underway, which may be announced in March (probably an update to the glossy site, and not a live event), and the release will be in early April.
AirPods Max: Apple’s high-end headphones have been out of stock for months, and more than two years have passed since the original model was introduced. There may be a few improvements, including USB-C, Adaptive Transparency, better noise reduction, and new colors.
Mac Pro: Apple’s high-end tower is expected to launch a new Mac Pro with Apple silicon inside, but the latest rumors suggest it won’t arrive until after WWDC.
Mac Studio: Apple’s high-end desktop is due to receive the M2 update, but recent rumors suggest that Apple may wait until the M3.
Applications and software updates
As we enter March, Apple releases iOS 16.4 and macOS 13.3 betas to the general public, adding new emoji, web push notifications, and small tweaks to apps like Podcasts and Apple Music. We’ve only received one beta, but the testing period will likely end in March when the full release of these operating system updates is released to devices. Depending on the timing, we may also see the launch of iOS 16.5 and macOS 13.4 betas.
iOS 16.4: New emojis, push notifications, a new Wallet widget, and the return of the Home architecture update that was pulled from iOS 16.2.
TVOS 16.4: Companion to iOS 16.4 where home architecture update is the biggest change.
iPadOS 16.4: Everything new in iOS 16.4 is available on your iPad.
macOS 13.3: New emojis, fixes for several iWork suite issues, and fixes for virtualization software, iCloud, Task Manager, and more.
Here are the shows, series, and movies we expect to release on Apple TV+ in TK. If you want to know what’s coming next, check out our full guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content.
The problem with Jon Stewart: The second half of season 2 returns after a short hiatus. March, 3rd
Ted Lasso (season 3): The third and arguably final season of Apple TV+’s biggest show, launching on a new schedule on Wednesdays, kicks off this month. March 15th
Extrapolations: An 8-episode limited series anthology about climate change. It follows a group of interconnected human stories to show how every aspect of our world will change in the near future. March 17
My country: A series of music competitions that Apple describes as a “fresh, new documentary sensibility”. The hybrid series will break down cultural and musical barriers in country music by inviting pioneering musicians to unleash their authentic voices and take the stage.” March 17
Servant: The finale of one of the original Apple TV+ shows airs as M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller wraps up its four-season run. March 17
Prize “Big Door”: Based on the novel of the same name by M.O. Walsh, The Prize Behind the Big Door tells the story of a small town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in a general store promising to unlock every inhabitant’s true life potential. March 27
Tetris: A feature film based on the incredible true story of how one of the most popular and famous games of all time was licensed and distributed outside of the Cold War Soviet Union. March 31
Apple releases new games for Apple Arcade on Fridays, but not every Friday brings a new game or major update. See the Apple Arcade FAQ for a complete list of Apple Arcade games and more information about the service. Some games are released without warning, but you will often see multiple titles listed in the “Coming Soon” section.