What you need to know
- Apple has confirmed it will hold an event on April 20.
- Earlier today, Siri accidentally gave away the date.
- It could see the release of AirTags and a new iPad Pro.
Apple's helpful voice accident Siri appears to have just revealed Apple's plans for an April event, telling users that it will take place on April 20 when asked.
First spotted by MacRumors, there are numerous reports that on asking Siri when the next Apple event is it replies:
Apple hasn’t removed it (yet).
When you ask Siri “when is the next Apple Event” it still replies with “Tuesday, April 20th” 👀 pic.twitter.com/Ll0hQfpNXtApple hasn’t removed it (yet).
When you ask Siri “when is the next Apple Event” it still replies with “Tuesday, April 20th” 👀 pic.twitter.com/Ll0hQfpNXt— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 13, 2021April 13, 2021
The response is not given for users in the UK as far as we can tell, with multiple other users also stating that not every region is giving the same answer.
The news is vindication for Apple leaker Jon Prosser, who was incorrect in reporting that an Apple event would be held in March, before updating his prediction to April based on separate information.
Apple is expected to unveil its new AirTags, small Bluetooth tracking beacons, alongside a new iPad Pro, expected to be the best iPad yet. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to announce a new iPad in the second half of April, but that its new mini-LED display is causing supply issues. From that report:
That report said that Apple still wants to go ahead with the announcement, which this latest Apple event development backs up. It's very unlikely that this information is not correct from Siri, as there's no reason for it to be there otherwise. If the April event is scheduled for the 20th, we can expect a more official announcement later today.
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