The next Apple (virtual) event is coming (maybe)
We’ve all been speculating Apple may host a virtual special event, now it appears set to happen on March 23, according to serial Apple pundit, Jon Prosser and others.
What’s the story?
Prosser and others claim “reliable sources” tell them to expect an event on that date, that the event will be virtual (get used to those — I fully expect WWDC 2021 to also be a virtual event) and that we should expect:
- iPad Pro
- Apple TV
All of which chime closely with what we’ve been expecting from the event, which I think will also set the beginning of a window during which Apple will begin to push home its TV+ service with a raft of content and feature enhancements for customers.
Updated info from a reliable source 👇
Products that are ready: AirTags, iPad Pro, AirPods, Apple TV
Take that however you’d like…
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 8, 2021
What are the highlights here?
The TLDR version:
(Which should be of interest to Mac users as that’s likely the root of the M1X chip we’re expecting at this point of Apple’s chip architecture divergence).
We’re also anticipating new AirPods that deliver more Pro features, and speculation continues of a low-end streaming Apple TV ‘stick’ along with a higher-end device with a faster processor designed to support robust apps and high quality games, likely including Apple Arcade titles and potentially including some big news from third party console manufacturers.
What about the Mac?
It may also be of interest to observe that Apple’s iMac Pro is no longer being manufactured even as stocks of some other iMac configurations begin to shrink.
Might Apple plan an M1 model of its iMac soon, and in the event it does, will this be an intermediary product, or will it feature the oft speculated upon new design?
So, will the event happen?
I guess we will know for certain next week when invitations may slip out. I spent a little time seeking out other historic Apple events on the same date, but all I came up with is that March 23 is historically when the first successful photo of the Moon was taken in 1840 and also the date American hero, Patrick Henry, declared “Give me liberty, or give me death.” Neither of which being especially relevant, though they did make a nice change.