No “cold” press release: Apple formalizes the “Spring Loaded” event scheduled for next April 20, kicking off the full bets on the news expected in this first part of 2021. Apple’s upcoming news (Screenshot Apple.com)
Apple back on stage to present his own first devices of 2021. With a month delay compared to initial forecasts, the Cupertino giant has in fact made the event official “Spring Loaded“, A theater that is likely to mark the debut of the new iPad Pro. The auspicious date will be April 20 next, and as for the previous one keynote dedicated to the iPhone 12 series, it will be a pre-recorded event in digital format.
Although Apple has not specified the type and number of expected products, it is however possible to draw a first guideline, also in the light of the abundant indiscretions that have emerged so far. Let’s start with a certainty, namely the renewal of the iPad range. To take the lead will be first of all the high-end models destined to enrich the “Pro” line: two expected versions (11 and 12.9 inches), both animated by the presence of the powerful Apple A14X Bionic – chipset comparable, in terms of performance, to the popular Apple M1 with ARM architecture and sealed by a Thunderbolt input; the larger model should instead stand out for the display mini-LED, technology already used on high-end TVs and destined to improve the color range (especially in terms of the depth of blacks) of traditional LCDs.
I new tablets from Apple may be accompanied by the Third generation Apple Pencil and by updating the range Mini: the first scenario is more likely, also given the stylized apple that stands out in the poster shown at the beginning of the article, while there are still many doubts about the second factor, especially in the light of rumors far from concordant. If the rumors on the point were to find effective confirmation, it is possible that iPad Mini 6 can stand out as a sort of iPad Air 3 in “miniature”, thanks to the presence of an 8.5-inch display and the inevitable front Touch ID.
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The novelties of the accessories
Certainly the debut of AirTags (AdobeStock)
News also on the accessories front. In concert with the new iPads, Apple should in fact also formalize the AirTags, that is tracker with U1 chip that can hook itself to various objects – for example, keys – and then be traced through theWhere is it app. And on this front we already point out the opening of the said application for the benefit of third-party accessories, thanks to the newborn “Find My Network Accessory” program.
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The presence of the Third generation AirPods, which, however, was discussed until a few weeks ago. The newly minted earphones should wink – at least in terms of design – to the current AirPods Pro, but perhaps we will have to wait a few more months for the debut. Maybe as early as September, with the iPhone 13.