Apple is hosting its first virtual event of 2021 on Tuesday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. via live stream. The event is expected to unveil updated iPad models, and according to Mac Rumors, likely some information related to new features in iOS 14.5, and there's a possibility of a surprise like AirTags or new Apple silicon iMac models.
It has become something of a tradition in recent years for Apple's spring product events to be iPad-focused, and multiple reports and leaks over the past few months have indicated that a refreshed iPad Pro is imminent. Rumors have claimed it will have a new processor that provides performance in line with the M1 chip that shipped in Macs late last year, and they've said that at least the larger, 12.9-inch model will feature Mini LED technology, which offers better contrast than the LCD displays found in prior iPads.
Apple could also introduce one or more new Apple Silicon-equipped Macs. Late last year, the low-end MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini were updated, but Apple has committed to bringing its custom-designed silicon to the entire line within the next year and a half, and reports have said we can, sometime this year, expect Apple Silicon versions of the higher-end MacBook Pro models and the iMac, as well as a redesigned Apple Silicon MacBook Air.
'Spring Loaded' Apple Event
Tuesday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m.