Apple usually treats fans to some shiny new gadgets in the spring, and it seems 2021 won’t be any different. The US tech company is holding a major launch event tomorrow, April 20th, at its Cupertino headquarters and expects to release lots of exciting news and updated products. The company released their usual teaser with an invitation that featured a hand-drawn Apple logo and the words “Spring Loaded. Please join us for a special Apple event from Apple Park.” That could indicate that it is a gadget event.
As with all Apple keynotes, we won’t find out anything official until tomorrow night, but there is a lot of speculation about what could come and the star of the show could be a new iPad Pro.
This next-gen tablet is expected to get an upgraded processor, longer battery life, and better camera, though the main upgrade is supposed to appear on the display.
It is assumed that the next iPad Pro, which has not been updated since March 2020, will use a mini-LED panel instead of the current Retina display. This update could offer improved brightness, better contrast, and a lower chance of screen burning – something that is quite common on current OLED displays.
The final change could be in the form of a Thunderbolt port charging connector that could replace the standard USB-C socket. If so, the data transfer times should improve significantly, which is good news for professional users.
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Along with this update for the iPad, there is also a possibility that some new AirPods will be released.
These refreshed music makers have been rumored for months that some reports are suggesting they are getting improved sound and a design that makes them look more like the premium AirPods Pro.
Another product Apple may showcase during its Spring Loaded presentation is a new iMac.
This popular desktop PC hasn’t had a makeover in years, and some experts believe 2021 will be the year fans will finally have an all-new computer on their desks.
Coupled with a new look – which could result in owners getting a display with reduced bezels – the iMac is almost certainly powered by Apple’s new M1 processor.
This chip is already helping MacBook users improve performance and battery life, and the iMac might get that boost next.
The last thing to watch out for tomorrow is the long-rumored gadget that is haunting AirTags. These mini devices could soon hold onto your technology, revealing where they are in case they are lost.
Expect lots of exciting news during the spring event and Express.co.uk will bring you the latest gossip and reactions live from the keynote.
Things start at 6 p.m. So check back for the latest updates.