March 23, an Apple event is rumored to unveil the new iPad Pro, AirPods 3 and AirTags
Apple will hold its first event for 2021 on March 23 to reveal new products, according to a reliable Chinese leak known as “Kang”. The event could see the unveiling of new iPad Pro models, updated AirPods and long-awaited AirTags item trackers.
Kang said that the March Apple event will take place on the same date as the unveiling of OnePlus 9, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, which opens up the coverage competition between the two tech companies.
Initial speculation indicated an Apple event occurred on March 16, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gorman dropped that possibility, leaving the door open for an event later in the month.
Both March 23 and March 30 are reasonable guesses of when Apple might choose to hold an event. Apple tends to hold events every Tuesday and is expected to have an event in “early spring” to coincide with the launch of the App Tracking Transparency app in iOS 14.5. The company has yet to send out invitations to the March event, indicating it will fall near the end of the month.
Due to the global health crisis, Apple’s event is expected to be pre-recorded and then broadcast live via its website and YouTube channel, just like the previous four Apple events in 2020.
There is mounting evidence of an imminent release of AirTags, indicating that the tile-like Apple tracker could debut at the rumored March 23 event. Other sources have suggested that Apple will also release new iPad Pro models with smaller LED screens and faster processors in the first half of this year, lined up with the schedule in late March, and the third-generation AirPods seem imminent as well, although the referred analyst says Ming- Chi Kuo now that mass production on the new “AirPods” will not increase until later this year.
Shortly after Kang proposed a date for March 23, John Prosser, a leak from Apple, simply tweeted “23,” in an apparent show in support of the prediction of the date of the Kang event.
Last year, Kang was the first to accurately reveal that Apple plans to revive the MagSafe branding of the iPhone 12, and also leaked the correct details and launch dates for the complete iPhone 12hone range and HomePod mini before it was officially announced.