Gurman: No Apple Event Happening on March 16

Apple does not have plans to hold an event on Tuesday, March 16, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman confirmed on Twitter this evening.

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Earlier this week, a report from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News suggested there would be a March 16 event, with the initial rumor picked up and circulated by a few other sites. Economic Daily News cited unverified and unsubstantiated content from Twitter accounts LeaksApplePro and FrontTron, neither of which has a track record of providing accurate details on Apple's plans.

The March 16 date was nothing more than a guess based on past Apple events, but it still picked up traction. In a tweet responding to MacRumors editor Joe Rossignol's commentary on a possible March event, Gurman confirmed that the March 16 date is not correct.


In a separate tweet, he said "launch isn't on the 16th," which leaves open the possibility for a March event on a different date.


Apple has several products in the works that have been rumored for the first half of 2021, including a refreshed iMac, new iPad Pro models, an updated iPad mini, a new low-cost AirPod, revamped AirPods Pro, and the AirPods 3, plus we're still waiting on the debut of the AirTags.

Some of these products could indeed be introduced at a spring event, but there is no known date for that event as of yet. Apple does hold March events in most years, but it's not guaranteed. Past spring events have been held on March 9 (2015), March 21 (2016), March 27 (2018), and March 25 (2019), with no event taking place in March 2017 or March 2020.

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AngerDanger Avatar
2 weeks ago

Apple does not have plans to hold an event on Tuesday, March 16, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman confirmed on Twitter this evening.


What a shame; we were this close to greatness!



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calstanford Avatar
2 weeks ago
He's such a narcissistic child. Either say what you know or shut the hell up.

"Won't be then!"
"Nope"
"Not this day"
"Haha I know, but no you guessed wrong. Guess again!"

Feel like he's 5 years old
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jmh600cbr Avatar
2 weeks ago
Airtags shmairtags.
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Rudy69 Avatar
2 weeks ago
I don't care about tags, i just want a new 16" MBP..... Like a month ago
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ophh1 Avatar
2 weeks ago
So a couple of scenarios
A. Event will be held on other Tuesdays (March 2, 9, 13, 30)
B. No event, announce via press release
C. Nothing at all, wait til WWDC
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsOver9000 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Apple does hold March events in most years, but it's not guaranteed. Past spring events have been held on March 9 (2015), March 21 (2016), March 27 (2018), and March 25 (2019), with no event taking place in March 2017 or March 2020.


So March events for 2 years in a row with a year off meaning March events in 2021 and 2022. I can make wild guesses too...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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