THIS LEAK WAS INCORRECT — Updated March 23, 2021
According to our very own Jon Prosser and his sources that be, the first Apple event of the year is slated for Tuesday, March 23 with invites possibly going out as early as next week, on Tuesday, March 16. Besides the chaos that was 2020, this lines right up with prior years and Apple’s yearly spring event with press invites going out one week ahead of time.
In terms of what you can expect, hard to say; however, according to sources (yes, MULTIPLE cuz mama didn’t raise no fool!), these are the products that are ready to go:
- AirTags with 100% certainty
- iPad Pro with 100% certainty
- AirPods with 80% certainty
- Apple TV with 50% certainty
- iMac with 25% certainty
Keep in mind that the wild card here would be that 25% iMac announcement. Another thing to keep in mind is that the reason Prosser is NOT comfortable with saying that we’ll definitely see all these products, is because of the uncertainty of Apple’s plans for the next few months. They could have another event, they could drop some press releases. Just because these products are ready does not mean we’ll see them at this event.
The focus of this months event could be any number of products with the main focus being on the introduction of the much awaited AirTags. A strong indicator of this was found in the iOS 14.5 beta’s new “items” tab in Find My. iPad Pro is also expected to beam with a refresh akin to an A14X processor. Apple’s next-gen earbuds are purported to look like AirPods Pro and come with touch controls and spatial audio support. Other rumors include a new design for the standard low-cost iPad as well as a new version of the iPad mini which could measure in at 8.5 to 9 inches, new versions of the MacBook Pro and iMac both sporting a new design and Apple silicon, and last but not least a new version of Apple TV with redesigned Apple TV remote (THANK FUCKIN GOD) and an updated processor.
The history of Apple’s spring events are a little harder to predict than say the events that are almost guaranteed like WWDC in June and the annual iPhone event in the fall. As you may recall, last year was kind of a mess in terms of large events like the ones Apple tends to put on for much anticipated software, services, and devices. Thanks to COVID-19, that fuckin bastard, there was no event at all as they had the years prior to the pandemic. Instead, they opted to do a direct-to-web release of the refreshed MacBook Air and iPad Pro. Something Prosser also called with fine precision.
So there you have it. As with all leaks, take it with a grain of ass hair and don’t be a lil bitch if your anticipated device, software tweak, or service isn’t announced. In terms of the event itself being held on March 23, Prosser has once again laid his dignity on the line by promising to shave both eyebrows if the event fails to happen *insert face slap type of facepalm*.