April 2021 event

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Apple's "Spring Loaded" event was a virtual media event held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, where the company unveiled new iPad Pro models, AirTags item trackers, colorful new iMacs based on Apple silicon, and an updated Apple TV 4K with new Siri Remote.



The event also included the launch of a new purple color for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini, new spring colors for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, Apple Card Family to allow cardholders to share their accounts with family members, and new Apple Podcasts Subscriptions.

April 2021 event How Tos

How to Watch the 'Spring Loaded' Apple Event on April 20, 2021

Monday April 19, 2021 8:21 am PDT by
Apple Event Happening Now April 20 Event Day! Follow along with our live blog for the latest updates, and we're also live tweeting the event on Twitter. Apple is planning to hold its first media event of 2021 tomorrow on Tuesday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time through a live stream. The event is expected to see the unveiling of updated iPad models, likely some information related to...

April 2021 event Guides

What to Expect From Apple's April 20 Event: New iPads, AirTags and More

Friday April 16, 2021 12:11 pm PDT by
Apple Event Happening Now April 20 Event Day! Follow along with our live blog for the latest updates, and we're also live tweeting the event on Twitter. Apple is planning to hold its first event of 2021 on Tuesday, April 20, and it's looking like it will be an iPad-centric event. There are several iPad refreshes rumored to be coming for the iPad Pro, iPad mini, and low-cost iPad. Subscrib ...

April 2021 event Articles

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New iMac Tidbits: Headphone Jack on Side, Ethernet Port on Power Adapter, Spatial Audio and WiFi 6 Support, No SD Card Slot

Wednesday April 21, 2021 6:38 am PDT by
Apple yesterday announced a completely redesigned 24-inch iMac with the M1 Apple silicon chip. The new iMac, the first major redesign of the Mac desktop computer since 2012, has several changes compared to the previous generation. In the aftermath of the event, a few new features and tidbits may have slipped under the radar, so we’ve compiled this list of some of the less-talked-about...
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Apple Event 2021: Everything Apple Announced at Its 'Spring Loaded' Event in Just 6 Minutes

Tuesday April 20, 2021 4:23 pm PDT by
Apple today held its first event of 2021, and it was one of the most exciting events that we've seen in some time. Apple announced a whole slew of new products, including an M1 iMac, an ‌M1‌ iPad Pro, a refreshed 4K Apple TV, and the long-awaited AirTags. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. It took Apple an hour to introduce all of the new devices during its virtual...
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AppleCare+ for Apple TV Now Available for the First Time

Tuesday April 20, 2021 1:14 pm PDT by
Following the launch of an updated and more powerful Apple TV 4K with an A12 Bionic chip, Apple today introduced AppleCare+ for ‌Apple TV‌ for the first time, offering customers extended coverage for their ‌Apple TV‌. For the first time, customers can now purchase extended coverage with ‌AppleCare‌+ for their ‌Apple TV‌. With extended coverage, customers receive three extra years of...
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M1 iPad Pro Selfie Camera Can Automatically Pan and Zoom to Keep You in Frame During Video Calls

Tuesday April 20, 2021 12:50 pm PDT by
Apple's brand new M1 iPad Pro features drastically improved performance thanks to the new chipset and an improved TrueDepth camera system with a new "Center Stage" mode. The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ features a 12MP Ultra Wide front-facing camera with a 120° field of view, compared to the standard 7MP wide-angle front-facing camera on the previous generation. The new TrueDepth ...
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Apple Event Now Available for Replay on YouTube, Introductory Videos Shared for AirTag and More

Tuesday April 20, 2021 12:46 pm PDT by
Apple today hosted its virtual "Spring Loaded" event, packing several announcements into a fast-paced, one-hour presentation, including a new iPad Pro, a redesigned iMac, a new Apple TV with a redesigned Siri Remote, the AirTag item tracker, and more. The video can be replayed in its entirety on Apple's website and on YouTube. Apple has also shared introductory videos for the new iPad Pro,...
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AirTags Feature IP67 Water Resistance, User Replaceable Battery That Lasts a Year

Tuesday April 20, 2021 11:52 am PDT by
At its jam-packed "Spring Loaded" event today, Apple finally announced its long-rumored item tracker, called AirTags. AirTags allow users to keep track of items such as their keys, bags, and more using the Find My network, and ultra-wideband technology. ‌AirTags‌ are small in design, and according to Apple, this small design means that it is water-resistant per the IP67 industry rating. An...
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Apple's AirTag Accessories Include Polyurethane Loop, Leather Loop, and Leather Key Ring

Tuesday April 20, 2021 11:41 am PDT by
Apple's newly unveiled AirTag tracking devices can be placed in a bag or pocket on their own, or they can be attached to a range of new Apple-designed AirTag accessories. The Polyurethane Loop, which Apple describes as lightweight and durable, is available in White, Deep Navy, Sunflower, and Electric Orange, and costs $29. The Leather Key Ring features specially tanned European leather,...
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Apple to Sell Apple TV HD Bundled With New Siri Remote for $149

Tuesday April 20, 2021 11:26 am PDT by
Alongside the announcement of the new Apple TV 4K, Apple today in a press release revealed that users will be able to purchase the current 32GB Apple TV HD bundled with the new Siri Remote at $149. The ‌Apple TV‌ HD provides many of the same features as the higher-end ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, but it lacks high-quality 4K HDR video and Dolby Vision support. Apple will continue to sell this lower-end...
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Apple Shares New Trailer for Second Season of 'Ted Lasso' Coming July 23

Tuesday April 20, 2021 11:16 am PDT by
During its "Spring Loaded" event today, Apple shared a new trailer for season two of the popular comedy "Ted Lasso." In the trailer, it's confirmed that the new season will launch on Apple TV+ July 23. Ted Lasso has garnered a huge amount of praise over the months since it launched last summer, including a Golden Globe for Jason Sudeikis in the titular role, and a Critics Choice award for...
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Apple Now Offers iPad Pro Magic Keyboard in New White Color

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:59 am PDT by
As part of its new iPad Pro unveiling, Apple today also announced the availability of the Magic Keyboard in a new white color. Apple in the spring of 2020 unveiled and released the Magic Keyboard for ‌iPad Pro‌, which is similar to a Smart Keyboard for iPad but with a built-in trackpad for better navigation with a cursor. The only color it originally came in was black, but Apple is now...
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New M1 iMac Accessories Include Magic Keyboard With Touch ID and Colorful Magic Mouse/Magic Trackpad

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:41 am PDT by
Alongside the brand new M1 iMac, Apple today revealed a collection of accessories for the desktop computer. The biggest product is a new version of the Magic Keyboard that includes support for Touch ID, providing quick access to macOS and even allowing users to switch profiles with the touch of their finger. This keyboard will come in seven different colors, matching the options on the ‌M1‌...
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Apple Introduces Next-Generation iPad Pro With M1 Chip, Thunderbolt, 5G, XDR Display, and More

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:40 am PDT by
Apple today announced the next-generation iPad Pro with the same M1 chip found in the latest Macs, Thunderbolt and USB4 support, 5G connectivity on cellular models with mmWave support in the United States, and more. With an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, Apple says the M1 chip in the new iPad Pro provides up to 50% faster performance and up to 40% faster graphics compared to the A12Z Bionic chip ...
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Apple Rolls Out New Spring Accessories Including Colorful iPhone Cases, Apple Watch Bands, and AirTags Holders

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:35 am PDT by
As is typical for Apple event days, there are now a wide array of new accessories available on Apple.com for iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and more. iPhone Starting with Silicone Cases for the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max there are four new colors: Amethyst, Capri Blue, Cantaloupe, and Pistachio. You'll find the same new colors for iPhone 12 mini. Leather Cases for iPhone 12, 12 Pro,...
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Apple Announces Redesigned iMac With M1 Chip and Seven Color Options

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:22 am PDT by
Apple has announced a new, redesigned 24-inch iMac, featuring an M1 chip, a 4.5K display, and a range of color options, as well as an improved cooling system, front-facing camera, speaker system, microphones, power connector, and peripherals. The new ‌iMac‌ features a completely new compact design, and comes in a range of seven striking colors, including green, yellow, orange, pink, purple,...
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Apple Announces New Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic Chip and Upgraded Siri Remote

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:20 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new version of the Apple TV 4K, simply called the new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K, with the A12 Bionic Chip and an all-new Siri Remote. The addition of the A12 Bionic Chip provides a significant boost in graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing. The set-top box now supports high frame rate HDR and Dolby Vision video, enabling fast-moving action at 60 frames per...
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New Apple TV Ships With Redesigned Siri Remote, Also Sold Separately for $59

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:19 am PDT by
Apple today announced the next-generation Apple TV 4K with a faster A12 chip and a completely redesigned Siri Remote pictured below. The new Siri Remote is included with the new Apple TV 4K, and the Apple TV HD going forward. The new remote will also be sold separately for $59 and is compatible with the previous-generation Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. The all-new Siri Remote features a...
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Apple Announces Apple Podcasts Subscriptions

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:18 am PDT by
Apple today announced Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, allowing users to unlock additional podcast benefits such as ad-free listening, access to additional content, and early or exclusive access to new series. Apple says that users will be able to enjoy a range of premium subscriptions from NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Sony Music Entertainment, and more. Listeners will also be able to access...
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Apple Announces Apple Card Family for Sharing Apple Card With Spouses and More

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:15 am PDT by
During its "Spring Loaded" event today, Apple announced that it would be expanding Apple Card to allow spouses to share accounts and enable families with members over thirteen years old to share a single ‌Apple Card‌. Available in the US starting in May, Apple says ‌Apple Card‌ Family will enable families and spouses to co-own an ‌Apple Card‌, and share and manage their credit lines...
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Apple Announces AirTag Tracking Devices Starting At $29 Each

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today announced AirTag, a Tile-like Bluetooth tracking device that's designed to be attached to items like keys and wallets for tracking purposes, letting you find them right in the Find My app. AirTags are accessories for attaching to backpacks, luggage, and other items. Any U1 device like the iPhone 12 can be used for precision finding to guide you right to the item you're looking...
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Apple Launching iPhone 12 and 12 Mini in New Purple Color on April 30

Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:08 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will be available in a new purple color starting April 30, with pre-orders starting this Friday. Apple is also releasing a new MagSafe Leather Case and Leather Sleeve in Deep Violet, a Silicone Case in Capri Blue, Pistachio, Cantaloupe, or Amethyst, and a Leather Wallet in Arizona, all available to order beginning today. iPhone...