- Siri is giving out a date for Apple’s next event scheduled for April.
- The company is expected to launch new iPad Pro models, including one with a mini-LED display.
Update, April 13, 2021 (12:20 PM ET): Only a few hours after Siri spilled the beans, Apple has gone ahead and announced the next big hardware launch event (via Apple Insider). As Siri suggested, the event will happen next Tuesday, April 20. The event starts at 1:00 PM ET.
Apple has deemed the event “Spring Loaded.” We are practically guaranteed to see a new iPad Pro launch at the event, although there could be a lot more hardware in store. Stay tuned!
Original article, April 13, 2021 (04:26 AM ET): Apple’s voice assistant may have just revealed the date for its upcoming launch event. If you ask Siri, “When is the next Apple event?” It’ll give you a prompt reply with an April 20 date.
We’re not sure if Apple intended people to find out the date for its event this way or if Siri has jumped the gun. It’s also entirely possible, but not likely, that this is a mistake.
Nevertheless, next week’s date seems legit because even Bloomberg reported the same previously.
Apple is expected to launch new iPad Pro models on the day. The company reportedly plans to showcase the tablet in two sizes, including a 12.9-inch model featuring a mini-LED display.
With mini-LED technology, the new iPads are expected to offer a higher contrast ratio, improved brightness, and deeper blacks. Mini-LED displays are also less prone to burn-in than OLED screens and could help improve power optimization on the tablets.
However, the new screen is reportedly in short supply, so Apple might have to delay the actual availability of the new iPad Pro that uses it.
Beyond the new display, Apple is also expected to pack the new iPad Pros with a much more powerful processor. A faster USB-C port and better cameras are also on the cards.