According to a few leakers with strong observe information, together with Chinese leaker ‘Kang’ (through @DuanRui1205) and John Prosser, Apple might maintain its subsequent occasion as quickly as March 23. Incidentally, that’s the identical day OnePlus is ready to launch its new phones.
Apple is predicted to announce its long-awaited AirTags — a flowery item-tracking system — in addition to new iPads. There’s an opportunity we’ll see new, third-gen AirPods as properly.
AirTags are anticipated to be a Tile-like merchandise monitoring system, however on steroids. It is believed the tags will use the Ultra-Wideband radio launched with the iPhone 11, which is able to permit your telephone to pinpoint precisely the place a misplaced merchandise is, reasonably than simply offering an approximate location.
The new iPads are rumored to be the primary to make use of a MiniLED show. This know-how permits for deeper blacks than at present attainable with the common LCD’s on iPads, due to extremely localized backlighting that may be shut off in particular zones.
The iPad‘s present backlighting is basically all the time on, so the blacks can solely get as deep because the LCD display screen will permit. MiniLED, whereas not fairly as efficient as OLED at creating deep blacks in scenes with difficult lighting, ought to be capable of get fairly darn shut.
The March 23 occasion will virtually actually be all-digital, given the coronavirus pandemic, so it’s no shock we haven’t heard extra concrete rumors till now. It’s possible we’ll hear official phrase concerning the occasion inside the subsequent week, as Apple usually sends invitations inside every week or two earlier than the precise occasion date.
And if March 23 doesn’t play out, the thirtieth may nonetheless be an choice; at this level, it appears extraordinarily possible Apple has one thing to announce this month, and these occasions virtually all the time occur on Tuesdays.
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Published March 9, 2021 — 00:24 UTC