Through a couple of leaks, we got to know that Apple might hold its next event as soon as March 23. Apple is expected to announce its long-awaited AirTags — a fancy item-tracking system — as well as new iPads. There’s a chance we’ll see new, third-gen AirPods as well.
AirTags are expected to be a Tile-like item tracking system but on steroids. It is believed the tags will use the Ultra-Wideband radio introduced with the iPhone 11, which will allow your phone to pinpoint exactly where a lost item is, rather than just providing an approximate location.
The new iPads are rumored to be the first to use a MiniLED display. This technology allows for deeper blacks than currently possible with the regular LCDs on iPad. The iPad‘s current backlighting is essentially always on, so the blacks can only get as deep as the LCD screen will allow. MiniLED, while not quite as effective as OLED at creating deep blacks in scenes with complicated lighting, should be able to get pretty darn close.
For the pandemic situation, the March 23 event will almost certainly be all-digital. It’s likely we’ll hear official word about the event within the next week, as Apple typically sends invites within a week or two before the actual event date. And if not March 23, the 30th might still be an option. It seems extremely likely Apple has something to announce this month, and these events almost always happen on Tuesdays.