Apple has announced that its spring event will take place on April 20 at 10 a.m. PDT. The show, an "Apple Special Event" called "Spring Loaded," will only be held online and streamed on Apple.com. With the event only a week away, we're about to make a number of announcements that will range from a new iPad Pro to AirTags and much more.
In what appears to be a reference to the iPad Pro, the invitation to the event contains a stylized representation of the Apple logo made up of several swirling pen strokes. An important accessory for the iPad Pro is the Apple Pencil, a digital pen that can create lines that look similar. The invitation could therefore be an indication that Apple will update its high-end tablet at the fair.
The news comes after the date is accidentally leaked by Apple itself through its intelligent assistant Siri. As MacRumors noted, when you asked Siri, "When is the next Apple event?", Sometimes the voice assistant would respond with "The special event is Tuesday, April 20th at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA." You can get all the details on Apple.com. "
So excited for this one! Only seven days left. ???? pic.twitter.com/PVJFcESqh8
– Greg Joswiak (@gregjoz) April 13, 2021
The news that this year's show will only be online should come as no surprise considering that all of Apple's recent events due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been conducted this way. The upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which begins June 7th, is also available online only.
Lots of new products are rumored for Apple's spring event, from new iPad Pro and iPad Mini models to an updated iMac and AirPods. Apple is also heavily rumored to be rolling out tile-like tracking devices called AirTags after recently announcing that it would expand the Find My app to third-party devices.
This is the first Apple event to take place in April since 2010. Most Apple spring events happen in March. This was rumored heavily this year until several Apple leaks claimed they got false information from their sources about the issue date. There has also been speculation that the event might even be canceled altogether, but those rumors appear to have not spread.