Does Apple still want to hold a spring new product launch? This question seems to have become a daily question in the industry. After all, March has passed and April is about to enter the second half of the year. If Apple doesn’t take a closer look, the spring conference will be renamed the Chuxia New Product Conference.
Finally in the early morning of the 14th,
Apple officially announced that it will hold a spring new product launch at 1:00 am Beijing time on April 21. Several new products will meet with consumers.
The invitation letter for Apple’s press conference used brushstrokes similar to last year’s press conference to outline an abstract colorful Apple logo. “Come in Spring” is the theme of this special spring event.
Since it is held on the evening of spring, it seems that calling this “Spring Festival Gala” does not violate peace.
Now that the time of the conference has been set, let us take a look ahead and see what surprises Apple has prepared for the audience in this conference.
iPad Pro 2021
Apple has always had the practice of updating the iPad series at the spring new product launch. We also have a high chance to see the new iPad series models at this spring special event.
First of all, let’s talk about the iPad Pro. The news about this new product has been leaked the most. Before this, there were still very credible photos of the model, and the appearance, backplane and other information were at a glance.
This year’s iPad Pro should also take on the important task of exploring the “next computer” in Apple’s product sequence.
This year’s new iPad may usher in an upgrade again in terms of processor, equipped with the “+++ version” of the A14 series-A14Z or A14X.
Take last year’s iPad Pro 2020 as an example, the A12Z processor it is equipped with has been enhanced in terms of GPU. The performance of the A14X is rumored to be comparable to that of Apple’s self-developed M1 chip. Which one will eventually be adopted will be announced for us at the press conference.
A popular upgrade is that the new iPad Pro will use a mini-LED screen with higher brightness and contrast, even better than the current OLED panels on the market, which will directly bring a leap in the user experience.
In addition, Apple is likely to add 5G connectivity to the iPad Pro, and is also expected to support the Thunderbolt interface for the first time, which also matches the positioning of its productivity tools.
Users who like to use a screen larger than a mobile phone to play games, or in other words, do not need productivity tools like the iPad Pro, love the iPad mini too much.
In 2019, the fifth-generation iPad mini attracted many fans with its cost-effective price and new design, and it was also known as the “strongest game console”. This year’s sixth-generation iPad mini also has the opportunity to continue the glory of the year.
The sixth generation may be equipped with A13 or even A14 processors, the screen size is a bit larger to 8.4 inches, and the wide upper and lower borders and the Home button should all be retained.
Positioning artifact AirTags
AirTags is also an old air product. Of course, Apple did not say that it will be released, and there is no way to talk about ticket skipping, but we still hope to see the emergence of such a new category.
AirTags is shaped like a frisbee, and the size is the same as a coin. This product is essentially a positioning label, you can hang it on, stick it to an object, or put it in a bag . With the support of UWB (Ultra Wideband) technology and Apple’s self-developed U1 chip, the positioning accuracy can be reduced to 10 About centimeters, it is really an artifact to find something.
The iOS 14.5 Beta version of the “Find” app has a new “Item” tag enabled by default, which seems to be direct evidence that AirTags will be released in the near future.
AirPods 3 will be released? Do you have earplugs
In addition to the existing AirPods series, Apple also needs an intermediate product to fill the product line. The existence of the third-generation AirPods confirms this view.
According to the leaked news, the charging box of AirPods 3 is a circle smaller than the Pro version, and a new LED light display is added to facilitate users to understand the status of the headset.
The leaked news said that the smaller battery box does not reduce the size of the battery in the box, and because the new H2 chip is smaller and consumes less power, the battery life of AirPods 3 will be extended.
It is reported that AirPods 3 is expected to join the ANC active noise reduction function, but the noise reduction effect will be weaker than that of AirPods Pro.
However, there are more news that AirPods 3 will cut off active noise reduction and bring product-level differentiation.
When fully charged, the battery life of AirPods 3 is the same as AirPods 2, but it may support fast charging, charging for 5 minutes can provide 1 hour of battery life, and the charging box also supports wireless charging.
Taking into account the current situation that the original product has not been released and the imitations are everywhere, Apple should release AirPods 3 as soon as possible. It is not good for everyone to drag it down (no).
to sum up
Now that Apple officially announced the time of the spring conference, it will not bring new products suddenly on the shelves.
Apple TV is not mentioned in the article because it has no connection with domestic consumers.
Generally speaking, the new products of the spring conference are still worth the expectation of users. Can the iPad series bring us surprises again, and whether AirTags will show up… Everything is waiting to be announced at 1 am on April 21st.