Apple announces special event on April 20

Apple has announced an event for April 20th where it is expected to discuss new products. The event will take place at 10AM PST / 6PM UK and will be streamed online.

After months of speculation, the company confirmed it will hold its first event of the year in late March. It will reportedly announce an updated iPad Pro, with Mini-LED display and A14X chip and AirTags, its item trackers.

However, AirPods 3 may not be announced amid reports about mass production of the new models beginning in Q3 of 2021. Kuo previously said Apple planned on releasing them at an event in March.

Apple will likely release iOS 14.5 after the event, which brings support for the App Tracking Transparency framework that allows user to prevent an app from tracking their online activity. It also includes improvements to the Reminders, News and Music app and allows user to unlock their Face ID iPhone with an Apple Watch.

In particular, it could discuss the App Tracking Transparency feature that has been under fire from companies like Facebook, who say it could hurt small businesses. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently discussed the feature in an interview, saying that claims the feature was bad were “flimsy”.

The event can be streamed on Apple.com or through the Apple TV app on LG, Samsung, Sony and other smart TVs, iPhone, iPad and the Apple TV 4th-generation or later. We’ll have a full how-to guide on watching the Apple Event later this week, and full coverage on Twitter and our website.

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