UPDATED: April 20, 2021 11:27 IST
Apple’s Spring 2021 event is all set to take place today, and the virtual event is likely to see a host of new products. The list of expected devices is huge and includes iPads, iMacs, AirPods refresh, AirTags, and more. We have already talked about some products that are more than likely to show up on Tuesday at the company’s Spring Loaded event. However, a few last-minute leaks have hinted that there could be an iMac refresh announced, which is due for a long time now. The latest rumours around iMac claim it would be powered by Apple Silicon inside and could come in different colour options like new iPads.
A recent report also claimed that Apple might unveil a new Podcasts+ subscription service at its Spring Loaded event, which syncs well with Apple’s 2019 Spring event announcements. To recall, Apple dedicated its Spring 2019 event for service announcements, including News+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple TV+.
A recent report even talked about a modest increase in the upcoming iPad Pro prices that should be a highlight of Tuesday event. Going by the company’s past launches, the March event could also see the launch of an education-based iPad, similar to the 2018 Spring event.
How to watch the Apple Spring Loaded event live stream
Apple’s Spring event on Tuesday kicks off at 10:30 pm IST, and you watch it on YouTube as well as the company’s official website.
We expect the keynote to be a long one and span up to a couple of hours, so sit tight and stay tuned to India Today Tech.
Everything Apple could announce today
Apple is notorious for dropping hints around upcoming launch events, and following the trend, the company shared a colourful teaser image with the tagline Spring Loaded. While the scribbling hints at the Apple Pencil launch, though iPad is more than likely to be one of the devices announced later today.
Here we discuss all the new products that Apple could launch today, starting from iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch display and another 11-inch display is highly expected to be the main stars of the event. The all-new iPad Pro is said to come with the mini-LED backlighting tech for the LCD screen. We do not expect massive changes in terms of design while the company’s new A14X processor could power it.
Following the iPad Pro, the company could also announce the iPad mini with a bigger 8.4-inch screen, compared to 7.9-inch seen on the current model. Rumours have claimed that Apple could retain some basic features on the iPad mini, like the home button with Touch ID integrated. We can also expect a cheaper education-focused iPad, much like in 2018.
AirTags is one product that has now been rumoured to launch for over a year, but we may finally see a glimpse on Tuesday. The Tile-tracker type AirTags has been spotted in iOS 13 codes, and even the reference has been spotted in official support sites. The AirTags launch could very well tie up with the Find My network announcement a few weeks back.
New iMacs could also show up on Tuesday with much-needed upgrades, including more screen sizes. We could also see the launch of new AirPods.
The iOS 14.5, which is said to be the biggest update to iOS 14, may be announced during the keynote on Tuesday.
Stay tuned to India Today Tech for the new Apple event announcement on Tuesday.