The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has pushed everything out of the schedule, including product promotions in the tech industry. Apple also appears to have been affected by this situation. Normally, the company does not survive the months of March empty. If you remember, iPad Pro and MacBook Air models were introduced at the start of the pandemic last year. An Apple event was also expected in March 2021, but that did not happen. With expectations on track, the company will host an event in April, including a product announcement. However, no official statement has yet been made on this.
While last year was a difficult year, in 2020 Apple introduced and launched some groundbreaking devices, including the iPhone 12 series with 5G support, the updated Apple Watch, and the Apple-designed M1 chip-powered Macs. In 2021, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary, Apple is expected to launch products such as the iPad Pro with mini LEDs, the highly anticipated AirTags and the exciting iPhone 13. We also expect innovations for other products such as iMac, iPad mini and Apple TV.
We may come across a new wave of Apple products at any time, there is no set date for an expected virtual event. There were rumors of an event that could take place on April 6, but if an event has not been announced in such a short time, we should not expect an event on that date from now on. However, Apple may prefer to announce its new products through press releases, as we have seen before. If this is the case, we can indeed get to know the first new Apple products of 2021 on April 6 or the days after.
Anyway; Before Apple officially announces its 2021 devices, let’s see what new Apple devices have expectations of in the near future.
IPad Pro with mini LED display
Some visual and internal upgrades are very possible in the iPad mini. However, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is expected to be the first Apple device to support the Mini LED display. According to the latest rumors, the new iPad Pro will make some radical changes to the iPad lineup after a long time.
In addition to the mini LED display, the new iPad Pro series may have a more accurate brightness level, 5G and of course better battery performance. A more powerful processor is also expected, and it is even said that this processor will compete with the Apple-produced M1 chip in terms of performance.
Released late last year, AirPods Max is not a product that every Apple fan can own. The expensive model may not be a new variant this year, but new versions for AirPods and AirPods Pro will arrive in 2021, released earlier and offered at slightly more accessible prices. AirPods 3 can now have an earphone design that fits the ear canal perfectly. In addition to its reduced body, it can, among other things, be equipped with active noise cancellation and a “pressure relief valve”.
The new version of the AirPods Pro in the upper class is also expected to be released this spring. Rumors indicate that fully wireless headphones may have a slightly lower price tag despite the improved functionality. As with the AirPods 3, the upcoming Pro model will likely have a compact form factor with its built-in on-chip system set, and hardware components will be placed close enough together to allow for smaller dimensions. The headphones come with Apple’s W2 wireless chip, improved battery and sound quality for better connectivity.
AirTags tracking device
Apple has been working on an item tracking device for a long time. The news about this has been talked about for a number of years. The product, which is expected to bear the AirTags name, is expected to be announced in March. However, this has not happened. Still, AirTags are expected in the upcoming first wave of Apple product launches. AirTags are said to be different from Bluetooth-based monitoring tools in that they will use ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, which provides more accurate tracking and monitoring.
You can attach coin-sized AirTags (32mm x 32mm x 6mm) to your belongings, such as key rings or wallets. According to the details discovered in the iOS source code, the user can track and locate a lost item using AirTag, which is attached to it. The device will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag Plus released earlier this year.
Next Generation MacBook Pro
Unlike the products listed above, we may not see the next generation MacBook Pro in the product launches or promotions in the spring. However, new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a Mini LED display are expected. These will likely be announced at Apple’s event in September.
With its flat design and MagSafe charging support, the new MacBook Pro will be significantly further removed from its predecessors. It is also believed that the 2021 MacBook Pro model will have an SD card reader and an HDMI port.
Apple plans to join the foldable phone manufacturers. However, this is unlikely in 2021. Scheduled to be released in the second half of 2021, the iPhone 13 series will be the smartphones expected from Apple in 2021. Expectations for the iPhone 13 series include the inclusion of Touch ID in the AMOLED screen, a higher (at least 120Hz) refresh rate and a reduced notch display.
With the iPhone 12 series, the design was updated and it was widely appreciated by users. For this reason, the models for 2021 do not expect much change in terms of design. Still, all models in the iPhone 13 series may have larger camera sensors with support for sensor shift stabilization, which is currently exclusive to the best-in-class iPhone 12 Pro Max. Apple removed the power adapter from the device’s packaging last year. It is claimed that the company is also considering the idea of releasing iPhones that can only be charged wirelessly this year. If it is decided based on these evaluations, iPhone 13 series phones may not have a charging port, in other words a Lightning port.
General evaluations of Apple products expected in 2021 are as above. As always, news, analysis and reviews about new Apple products will be on Technoblog.