Apple Spring Loaded Event: How to watch livestream, what to expect
Apple is hosting its ‘Spring Loaded’ event today, its first product launch event of the year. As with every event, Apple has been hush about things not revealing any product that’s launching today. The rumour bill has been busy though with Apple expected to launch a new iPad Pro, new AirPods, Apple TV and a redesigned iMac as well. We could also finally see the long-rumoured Bluetooth tracker ‘AirTags’ at this event.
Apple’s Spring Loaded event is scheduled to take place today at 10 am PDT which is 10:30 pm IST for viewers in India. It will be a virtual event, and Apple will live stream it on its website. Jumping straight to the list of devices expected at the event, the new iPad Pro will definitely be one to lookout for as it is expected to feature a mini-LED display. Apple has been rumoured of launching the first mini-LED iPads and Macs this year. The new iPad Pro is also expected to come with 5GmmWave support, and run on a new Apple chip.
The redesigned iMac will also be powered by Apple’s M1 chip, according to rumours. We may also see a 24-inch iMac, and a colourful lineup for the new model. One would be reminded of Apple’s older iMacs with colourful bodies. The next-generation AirPods will most likely be called AirPods 3 or AirPods 2021, and feature an AirPods Pro-like design. Apple is expected to make incremental improvements in areas such as noise cancellation and Siri. A new Apple TV is also expected at the Spring Loaded event. This Apple TV could come with the A12X chip, and storage options of 64GB and 128GB.
Another highlight of the event, if launched, would be the AirTag, Apple’s first Bluetooth tracker. Similar to how other trackers work, the AirTag will be used to find lost items. It is expected to work with Apple’s Find My App and could also be used to track third-party devices.