The biggest event of the year is here! Apple is all set to launch its upcoming products which are about to reveal in the upcoming month with the tagline “Spring Loaded.” Apple’s Siri had actually revealed the date ahead of the official announcement, giving it as an answer to users who asked when the company will host its next big product launch.
Apple events have been a show-stopper. It’s like Victoria’s Secret fashion show for tech enthusiasts and news Journalists/YouTubers. Apart from all that hype. They coming with some amazing products that will make your wallets way too light. The company sent out press invitations for a virtual event that will take place on Tuesday, April 20, at its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. So, it will be a complete digital-only event with no media gatherings invited due to the health crisis.
Updated iPad Pro models, a new low-cost iPad, a new iPad mini, refreshed iMacs, and the long-awaited AirTags are all products that Apple could potentially introduce.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is set to refresh its iPad lineup with an updated iPad Pro with a superbright LED display and a new iPad mini with smaller bezels and a wider display. The company is also said to be working on the AirPods 3, which will have a design similar to the company’s higher-end AirPods Pro, as well as spatial audio support and touch controls, and airbags.
Given that we’re waiting on so many iPad refreshes, iPads could be the focus of the April event. Apple is rumored to be working on a new high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro that will feature a mini-LED display and a 5G chip, and there’s an 11-inch model coming too. These iPads are expected to feature Thunderbolt connectivity, camera improvements, and a new A14X chip that’s as fast as the M1 chip in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.
A sketchy rumor said Apple will debut an “iPad mini Pro” with an 8.7-inch full-screen display and no Touch ID Home button. There have also been rumors of an iPad mini with a mini-LED display, but it’s not clear just what iPad mini upgrades we’ll get, as recent dummy model photos have suggested there could be few obvious differences from the current model. We could also see a new low-cost iPad with a 10.2-inch display and a thinner build that’s similar to the now-discontinued iPad Air 3.
As for the AirPods 3, Apple is working on a new version that looks similar to the AirPods Pro with silicone ear tips and shorter stems, but without the high-end Active Noise Cancellation functionality. There were rumors that AirPods 3 would be coming at the spring event, but we’re no longer expecting them until the fall.
Apple is designing a revamped iMac with a new design that features thinner bezels that are similar to the bezels on the Pro Display XDR, plus it will have an Apple silicon chip and an Apple-designed GPU, making it a highly-anticipated machine. We don’t know when new iMacs are coming, but an April event is a possibility.
We’re still waiting on AirTags, which are Apple’s Tile-like Bluetooth tracking tags that will be able to be attached to any item, allowing that item to be tracked right in the Find My app alongside Apple devices. Apple just last week expanded its find my network to include third-party devices such as an upcoming item tracker from Chipolo, so next week’s event could finally see the AirTags unveiled as Apple’s similar product offering.
There’s also a sixth-generation Apple TV in the works with an upgraded processor and a new Apple TV remote with Find My integration, but it’s not clear if the Apple TV will be coming at the April event.
Sources suggest that the company is also working on smart glasses but there is no confirmation yet. However 5G is in high talk, so they are also working for Virtual/Augmented reality headsets but it’s highly unlikely to be discussed in the upcoming event.
Apple plans to stream the event live on its website and in the Apple TV app when it kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on April 20.
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