Apple to announce new iPad Pro, iPad mini and AirTags in March

Apple's first big releases of 2021 are on their way.

Georgia Dixon
Feb 20, 2021
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It's only been a few months since the release of the iPhone 12, but Apple already has some more tasty treats up its sleeve. According to multiple sources (including noted leaker Jon Prosser), Tim Cook and co. are planning to drop a bunch of new goodies on March 16 during the first Apple event of 2021.

First up, we're expecting news about the fifth-generation iPad Pro, which is expected to feature an energy-efficient mini-LED screen (resulting in better contrast and higher maximum brightness), improved processor, in-display TouchID and maybe even 5G connectivity. Design-wise, it'll most likely keep the looks of its predecessor.

The new iPad Pro will likely look identical to last year's model.

Next up, there's the sixth-gen iPad Mini, which is set to get a much-needed revamp. Its design hasn't changed much since the very first iPad Mini, but the new model is rumoured to drastically reduce bezels, increasing the actual usable screen size to around 9 inches. Like the iPad Pro, it may also get in-screen TouchID, and it could be the first Apple product to get a hole-punch selfie camera.

A render of what the new iPad Mini may look like. Source: Pigtou/xleaks7.

Oh, and one last thing - AirTags. Rumours of Apple's Tile-like item finders have swirled for the last year, and it seems we may finally get our first glimpse of them on March 16. Essentially, you can attach them to anything from keys to your wallet and use your iPhone to locate these items when they get lost. We don't know exactly what they'll look like just yet, but they'll likely be around the size of a bottle cap.

Georgia Dixon
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Georgia Dixon
Georgia Dixon has over seven years' experience writing about all things tech, entertainment and lifestyle, with bylines in TechLife magazine, 7NEWS and Stuff.co.nz. In her spare time, you'll find her playing games and daydreaming about good food, wine, and dogs.

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