If Apple said goodbye to 2020 with multiple events, it seems that it also plans to keep up the pace this 2021, and the AirTags, accompanied by new iPads and perhaps a third-generation AirPods, could mark the starting signal.
Both the presentation and the date of the same would have been leaked by DuanRui1205) and John Prosser and, as we can read in MacRumours, it seems that the Cupertino intends to inaugurate their keynotes season with quite a lot of movement.
Apple could unveil AirTags and new iPads on March 23rd
The most anticipated element of this first Apple presentation of the year will undoubtedly be the AirTags, a tracking device similar to the Samsung SmartTags presented by Samsung last year. According to the rumors that have reached us so far, the AirTags are tracking tags that can be attached to objects of our choice, from a bag to a bicycle, and that will allow us to track them later using the iPhone or, who knows, maybe also with the future Find My.
Although it is a bit surprising knowing Apple’s policies in this regard, a recurring rumor is that the AirTags would have replaceable batteries. The big advantage is, of course, that the need to plug in the tags to charge them is eliminated, instead, it will be enough to replace the battery. The main drawback is that, as a general rule, devices with replaceable batteries tend to be larger than those with integrated batteries. Be that as it may, we will find out on March 23rd.
On the other hand, and as we told you last month, AirTags will most likely not arrive alone, but accompanied by the 2021 iPad Pro which, if the rumors are confirmed, will be presented in two versions: an 11-inch version with dimensions identical to those of last year’s model, and another 12.9-inch version, which will experience a very slight increase in size, standing at 280.6 x 215 x 6.4 millimeters. In terms of design, no differences are expected for the 2020 models.
The main change could finally be the arrival of the expected first iPad Pro with a Mini LED screen. At this point there seems to be no doubt about Apple’s intentions to leap this technology from OLED, the only doubt is when. It may be in this first presentation of the year, accompanying the AirTags, or it may be something later. What we find hard to believe is that Apple is considering waiting until September or October to make this development official.
Less strongly, but there is also speculation that this may also be the presentation of the third generation of the popular AirPods. An update on which many expectations fall, because if the rumors that have occurred in this regard are confirmed, they would bring some elements of the AirPods Pro, such as its intraural design, and that could also have a lower price than the previous generations. Not bad if, also, it is finally confirmed that they will have a noise cancellation function.