The Apple products releasing this month: M3 MacBooks, iPads, and more

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Update 3/7/24: Read our 13-inch MacBook Air M3 hands-on and 15-inch MacBook Air M3 hands-on for an early look at our first impressions and lab test results for the latest MacBooks.

Apple has just unveiled its latest M3 MacBook Air laptops, but there's still more to come with March service as a launching pad for several upcoming Apple products including new iPad Pro and iPad models.

If you're waiting for Apple to announce an upcoming event at which it plans to showcase these devices, don't hold your breath. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple is adopting a low-key approach to this spate of releases, leaning heavily on digital marketing through a series of video releases and marketing campaigns.

So keep your eyes peeled on Laptop Mag for more big releases from Apple and let's dive into what we can look forward to in the coming weeks.

MacBook Air M3

Apple has already made one announcement this month: the new M3 MacBook Air. Apple's new 13-inch and 15-inch M3 MacBook Air models start at $1,099 and $1,299 respectively and will be available from March 8.

Both laptops feature MagSafe 3 and Thunderbolt 3 / USB4 charging at up to 70W, Liquid Retina Displays, up to 24GB of unified memory, and up to 2TB of storage.

Of course, the star of the show is Apple's M3 chip, which offers up to a 10-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine for top-tier portable performance.

Paired with a lithium-polymer battery that offers up to 18 hours of uptime to each device, Apple's new M3 MacBook Air models are some of the best offerings from the company to date. 

iPad Pro (OLED)

Apple is expected to unveil two new iPad Pro models featuring OLED displays and its latest M3 chipset.

Beyond these two highlight features, the latest iPad models are also expected to include design tweaks that see the front camera moved to the 'horizontal' edge of the tablet; a redesigned rear camera array; a new, thinner chassis; and MagSafe wireless charging.

These new iPad Pro models are expected to top off a long-overdue update by breaking tradition and featuring 11-inch and 13-inch form factors.

iPad Air (12.9-inch)

Apple is going large with its iPad Air this year, reportedly bringing the 12.9-inch form factor of its iPad Pro models to its more budget-friendly tablet lineup.

Don't expect much further overlap, however. It's likely that, to keep the Air and Pro iPad lineups distinct from one another, the new 12.9-inch iPad Air will make use of Apple's last-gen M2 chip.

Also launching alongside the new 12.9-inch iPad Air is said to be a much more familiar 10.9-inch model that will also feature the M2 chip as well as the same tweaks in design.

iPad accessories

Rumors have pointed toward a Magic Keyboard refresh for certain iPad models that will deliver a much closer laptop-like experience than before. This new Magic Keyboard is said to feature an aluminum build with a larger MacBook Pro-like trackpad. With Apple reportedly preparing to launch a new Magic Keyboard accessory this month, it's likely we could finally see this product come to light.

Another accessory rumored to feature among Apple's new releases is another new Apple Pencil. Word on what exactly makes this new peripheral different from the rest of the lineup is scarce, however, it could potentially be a fully-featured USB-C version of Apple's popular stylus.

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Rael Hornby, potentially influenced by far too many LucasArts titles at an early age, once thought he’d grow up to be a mighty pirate. However, after several interventions with close friends and family members, you’re now much more likely to see his name attached to the bylines of tech articles. While not maintaining a double life as an aspiring writer by day and indie game dev by night, you’ll find him sat in a corner somewhere muttering to himself about microtransactions or hunting down promising indie games on Twitter.