Business Today
Loading...

Apple confirms Spring Loaded April 20 event, new iPad Pro expected

Apple is likely to launch new iPad Pro model at its April 20 event.

twitter-logoKetan Pratap | April 13, 2021 | Updated 22:26 IST
The online launch event will be live streamed.
The online launch event will be live streamed.

Highlights

  • Apple's Spring Loaded event could see a bunch of new products being unveiled.
  • iPad Pro and iPad mini refreshes are most likely.
  • The company may also announce updates to AirPods, iMac or Apple TV.

Apple has started sending out media invites for yet another virtual event that is likely to see the new iPad Pro launch. The Cupertino-based giant has sent out invites for an April 20 Spring Loaded event which is set to see new iPads.

The press invite sent out by Apple reads, "Spring Loaded", with Apple logo scribbling done in the background. The invite reads, "Please join us for a special Apple Event from Apple Park. Watch it online at apple.com."

The launch event will kick off at 10:30 pm IST on April 20 and will be live-streamed. The company has confirmed that the launch event live streaming will be available on apple.com. Though, similar to older Apple events, we can expect live streaming available on YouTube as well.

Earlier in the day, Siri spilt the beans on the launch date when a user asked about the next Apple launch date.

Notably, this will be Apple's first virtual launch event of 2021, and as expected, the company is most likely to refresh the iPad line-up. At the moment, we are not sure how many new iPad models could be unveiled at the event, but iPad Pro is likely getting a refresh.

The Apple Spring Loaded event confirmation comes amid rising chip shortage issues that have been reported widely, and a recent report even claimed that it might have hit Apple's plan for a Spring launch. But, here we are.

Much like Apple always does, April 20 is a Tuesday which typically is the company's favourite day to showcase new products, be it new iPhones or iPads or MacBooks.

Based on the leaks so far, the new iPad Pro could sport the company's new A14X chipset, which is said to be on par with its M1 silicon. Some reports have claimed that the new iPad could sport a Thunderbolt 3 port that would eventually replace the USB-Type-C slot.

A Bloomberg report claimed that the new iPad Pro could also get a camera refresh. However, we haven't heard much about the camera specs.

iPad mini may be the second product that could be the highlight of the launch event. The iPad mini 6 is expected to sport an 8.4-inch display which will mean a bump of a few inches from the current model that packs a 7.9-inch screen.

The Apple Spring Loaded event could see more products like a revamped iMac or the all-new AirPods. Some previous reports have also talked about Apple TV refresh, however, there are not many details around the product.

  • Print
  • COMMENT
BT-Story-Page-B.gif
A    A   A
close