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AirPods 3 to iPad mini: Everything Apple didn’t announce at its ‘Spring loaded’ event

From AirPods 3, Apple Pencil 3 to iPad mini, here is everything Apple did not announce at the spring-loaded event.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 22, 2021 3:12:56 pm
apple spring loaded event, products apple didn't announce, airpods 3, ipad mini, apple pencil 3, apple ipad, ipadThere were the things that were absent from Apple's keynote event, despite many rumours of possible announcements.

Apple on Tuesday held its first every product hardware event, where the company launched updated iPad Pro models, redesigned iMac, a refreshed version of the Apple TV box, and brand new AirTags. While the event was jam-packed with a lot of new products, there were the things that were absent from Apple’s keynote event, despite many rumours of possible announcements. Here are the products that Apple didn’t announce.

AirPods 3

Prior to the event, there was a lot of speculation over the arrival of a rumoured pair of AirPods. However, despite the existing AirPods start to look dated now, Apple didn’t mention any impending updates to its best-selling truly wireless earbuds. It was rumoured that the AirPods 3 will feature a design similar to that of the AirPods Pro but without active noise cancellation. It’s not clear what the company has in store for its popular pair of wireless earbuds. Hopefully, Apple will eventually launch the all-new AirPods at WWDC in June or you have to wait until the iPhone event in September.

iPad mini and entry-level iPad

Apple has been long bullish on its iPad lineup. In fact, Apple recently impressed with its latest iPad Pro which now has an M1 chipset and even boasts a mini-LED display. Ahead of Tuesday’s event, some experts had speculated that Apple may launch a new iPad mini alongside the updated entry-level iPad. Instead, the tech giant squarely focused on the iPad Pro, its flagship iPad model. In fact, executives didn’t even mention the long-forgotten iPad mini even once. If the new iPad mini and entry-level iPad are indeed ready, we might see the launch in a few days from now.

Apple Pencil 3

We were hoping Apple to get a little peek at the third-generation Apple Pencil – after all, the second-gen stylus was launched three years back. There have been rumours that Apple may introduce a revamped version of the Apple Pencil alongside the updated iPad Pro, but any such device was absent from Tuesday’s media event.

Redesigned MacBook

While Apple did announce the new 24-inch iMac with the M1 chipset and colourful chassis, unfortunately, we didn’t hear about the redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It’s not clear why Apple hasn’t announced the MacBook Pros at its “Spring loaded” event. Pro users have been asking for Apple to update the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which made its debut in late 2019.

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