Today – Apple presentation, which will present the new iPad Pro and other novelties
Apple will host its Full Bloom event today, April 20, at 8:00 pm ET. The event is expected to feature updated iPad Pro models, a new Apple Pencil, and the highly anticipated AirTag trackers for finding things.
The new iPad Pros are expected to finally receive an overhauled platform. Recall that the last major update to the family of Apple professional tablets took place in 2018. The latest iPad Pro of 2020 was not a revelation: the A12X chipset was replaced by the A12Z, which was practically the same as its predecessor, and it also had an improved camera, which acquired a second lens and a LiDAR sensor.
The new iPad Pros are expected to boast an all-new 5nm A14X processor that comes close to the performance of the Apple M1 found in some Apple computers. No major design changes are foreseen; however, according to many reliable sources, the 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro will boast a Mini-LED matrix. It is reported that the new tablets will be presented and updated active stylus Apple Pencil.
In addition to the iPad Pro, we will most likely see AirTag item trackers at the event. They will be able to boast of support for ultra-wideband communications so that Apple devices with U1 chips (and this is an iPhone from the 11 series and a smart speaker HomePod mini) will be able to determine the location of the tracker with an accuracy of a few centimeters. It’s worth noting that Samsung has already introduced a similar product called the Galaxy SmartTag Plus.
Some sources have suggested that at today’s event, updated iMacs with branded ARM processors or MacBooks with MagSafe charging, as well as new models of AirPods, may be launched. Nonetheless, reputable analyst Mark Gurman of Bloomberg said last week that nothing really innovative from Apple should be expected today.