After Siri leaked the news of a special event “Spring Loaded” which will be held on April 20, Apple confirmed the news later during the day. Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be pre-recorded and shared on the Apple’s Event page.
Just like other typical Apple events, this event will also commence at 1 pm EST, where Apple executives, including the CEO, Tim Cook, will talk about the innovative products Apple has to offer to its customers.
Apple plans to unveil the following products:
Fifth-Generation iPad Pro:
The upcoming iPad will house the A14X Bionic, which will prove to be identical to the M1 in terms of performance and efficiency. Just as its predecessor, the fifth generation will be offered in two display size variants, 11- and 12.9-inch, out of which the 12.9 variant will have mini-LED technology, as some reports suggest. Rumors are making rounds that 5th gen iPads will have Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, while the cellular models will most probably adopt the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem.
On the other hand, some reports say that standard iPad and iPad mini may also get a redesign and a new SOC.
New iMacs and MacBook Pros with Apple Silicon:
For a long time, there has been a rumor that iMac will be the next from the Mac family to adopt Apple Silicon, and Apple might reveal new iMacs during the event. The new iMac is rumored to arrive in both 24-inch and 31.5-inch display sizes with significantly thin bezels. Moreover, it will also house the M1(X) processor that has a 12-core CPU and a 16-core GPU. Reportedly, Apple will also add some new colors to the lineup: Space Gray, Green, Sky Blue, and Rose Gold.
Apple can also launch the new MacBook Pros, where the 14 inches redesigned models will house the M1X SoC. The SOC will be paired with up to 32GB of RAM. The redesigned MacBook Pro will also have Thunderbolt 4 ports, and there are rumors that the MagSafe power connector might make its debut along with an HDMI port and a microSD reader.