APPLE may be preparing to unleash a flurry of new gadgets in a matter of weeks.
A top-secret Apple launch event has been rumoured, and we’ve got all the details.
Apple chief Tim Cook is a regular speaker at product launch eventsCredit: Apple
What is the Apple Spring Event 2021?
Apple regularly hosts special events in the spring.
It’s usually a chance to showcase products that aren’t the flagship iPhone.
This includes spin-off iPhones, iPads or accessories.
Apple hasn’t confirmed an event for 2021, but rumours suggest one will take place nonetheless.
Cheap new iPhone models could be on the way – but other gadgets are far likelier to launchCredit: Apple
Apple Spring Event 2021 dates
We don’t have any official dates because Apple hasn’t formally announced an event.
But we can make an educated guess based on previous years:
- 2012 – March 7
- 2015 – March 9
- 2016 – March 21
- 2018 – March 27
- 2019 – March 25
The spring events typically take place in March.
And in recent years, they’ve fallen towards the end of the month.
The last three events were on a Monday or Tuesday.
So in 2021, we’d expect an event on March 22, 23, 29 or 30.
Of course, it could take place earlier, later or not at all!
Apple Spring Event 2021 – what to expect
It’s impossible to say for sure what Apple is planning to announce.
Unlike the September event where we always expect a new iPhone, the March showcase is trickier to predict.
Here are the rumoured products-in-chief:
- New iPad Pro – A faster and more visually impressive tablet may be on the way
- iPad mini 6 – Apple hasn’t updated the iPad mini since 2019, so it’s no surprise that a revamp is rumoured
- Apple AirTags – These Tile-style trackers will attach to objects (like keys or luggage) and can then be tracked using your iPhone. Apparently, anyway…
Other less likely products include AirPods 3 with redesigned earths for a better fit, as well as a new version of the iPhone SE.
In other news, Samsung has launched a “try before you buy” scheme for its most expensive mobiles to date.
Apple is rumoured to be working on a foldable phone to rival Samsung.
And, check out this juicy new iPhone 13 leak.
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