Apple on Tuesday held its first hardware event for each product, in which the company launched updated iPad Pro models, redesigned iMacs, an updated version of the Apple TV box and new AirTags. While the event was packed with many new products, there were things that were missing from Apple’s main event, despite many rumors about possible announcements. Here are the products that Apple did not announce.
Before the event, there was much speculation about the arrival of a rumored pair of AirPods. However, despite the fact that existing AirPods are starting to look dated now, Apple has not mentioned any imminent update of the best-selling truly wireless headphones. It has been rumored that the AirPods 3 will have a design similar to that of the AirPods Pro, but without active noise cancellation. It is unclear what the company has in store for its popular pair of wireless headphones. We hope that Apple will finally launch the new AirPods at WWDC in June or you will have to wait until the iPhone event in September.
iPad mini and iPad entry-level
Apple has long evolved in its iPad line. In fact, Apple recently impressed with the latest iPad Pro which now has an M1 chipset and even boasts an LED mini-display. Ahead of Tuesday’s event, some experts speculated that Apple could launch a new iPad mini alongside the updated entry-level iPad. Instead, the tech giant has clearly focused on the iPad Pro, its flagship iPad model. In fact, the directors didn’t even mention the long-forgotten iPad. If the new iPad mini and entry-level iPad are really ready, we might see the launch in a few days from now.
Apple Pencil 3
We were hoping that Apple would take a look at the third-generation Apple Pencil – after all, the second-generation pen was launched three years ago. There have been rumors that Apple could introduce a revamped version of the Apple Pencil along with the updated iPad Pro, but any such device has been missing from Tuesday’s media event.
While Apple announced the new 24-inch iMac with the M1 chipset and colorful chassis, unfortunately, we haven’t heard of the redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro, as well as the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It’s unclear why Apple didn’t announce the MacBook Pro at its “Spring charged” event. Pro users have asked Apple to update the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which debuted in late 2019.