If you are an Apple fan, today is likely to be a mega day for you. The Apple Spring Loaded event is scheduled later tonight and there are lots of expectations for newer versions of iPad, Macs and more. Rumours are abuzz with the arrival of the much-anticipated Apple AirTags trackers as well as next-gen AirPods. A generational upgrade to the iMac is also expected. Also Read - Samsung working on a new Exynos SoC paired with AMD GPU to power its laptops
Apple is yet to hint at any of the launches and that makes it exciting to wait for the launch event later tonight. Similar to the last few Apple events in 2020, the Spring Loaded event will be livestreamed on Apple’s YouTube channel and you can catch it in India at 22:30 hours (10:30 pm). Apple users can also watch the event via the Keynote app on their iPhones, iPads and Macs. Also Read - 2018 iPhone XR trumps iPhone 11, iPhone 12 with real-world performance on iOS 14.5.1
Apple Spring Loaded expected launches
There’s always a sea of rumours surrounding Apple and for this event, a lot of newbies are expected to break cover. The most anticipated one is the AirTags, or Apple’s version of the Tile tracker. The AirTags has been long in the rumours and is said to join Apple’s “Find My” ecosystem by helping users track their products. Also Read - iPhones in 2023 could use Apple made 5G modems instead of Qualcomm modems
The AirTags is expected to rely on the Ultra Wide Band (UWB) chip to help users locate certain products, similar to the Tile tracker. The UWB chip is present in iPhone 11 series and iPhone 12 series, and hence, is likely to limit the usage to users of these phones.
There are rumours of the third-gen AirPods getting revealed at the event. The new AirPods are said to take design cues from the AirPods Pro but ditch the latter’s noise cancellation system.
The biggest launches are said to be related to the iPad and Mac lineup. There’s a new iPad Pro rumoured to launch today, utilising a pumped version of the A14 Bionic chip and a new miniLED display tech. The miniLED display tech is expected to upscale the viewing experience.
Apple is also expected to announce new Macs at this event. Rumours of a next-gen iMac broke out a few days ago, complete with a revamped design inspired from the Apple Pro Display XDR. Leaks suggest that the new iMac will have a bezel-less design and a flat rear. The iMac could get the Apple Silicon treatment as well as new colour options.