Siri appears to have spilled the beans at the next Apple launch event. MacRumors was the first to report Which by asking the voice assistant “When is the next Apple event”, he is asked to say April 20th. We managed to get the same answer, but only on a device associated with a US Apple ID. Apple typically announces its events with invites sent out a week in advance, meaning the news should go official later in the day.
The special event is on Tuesday, April 20 at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. You can find all the details on Apple.com, ”says Siri. Tapping the link will take you to Apple Event’s default landing page, where the launch is not listed. It seems odd that the response claims the event is taking place in Cupertino, as this will almost certainly be another of Apple’s pre-recorded online events.
The message itself does not provide any hints as to what Apple plans to announce at the event. However, recent rumors at least point to new iPad Pro models. Bloomberg recently reported that new iPad Pros will debut in April. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro will reportedly be Apple’s first device with a Mini LED screen, offering a high contrast ratio without the risk of OLED screen burn-in. Reports indicate that the new iPad Pros may be in short supply due to manufacturing issues facing Apple with the Mini LED displays. Other rumors of iPad Pro upgrades include new processors with a similar amount of power to the M1 chip found in Apple’s recent MacBooks, better cameras, and USB-C ports with faster transfer speeds.
Rumors have it that Apple is also about to launch its highly anticipated AirTags. The location tracking devices, which allow users to track items with Apple’s Find My software, were supposed to launch last year, but ultimately never appeared. With Apple recently opening its Find My network to track items from third-party companies, the stage is now set for the launch of its own physical trackers.
Unless Siri is lying, the invites should arrive soon.