We’re learning a lot about today’s upcoming product announcements from sitemap files found on Apple’s website. We now seemingly know:
- The names of all three iPhones
- The three iPhone storage tiers for the iPhone Xs
- The colors of the iPhone Xr
- The two new Apple Watch sizes
But there’s also something notably absent from the files …
Very clearly, from the two sitemap XML files, there is no iPad Pro refresh today. Only iPhones, Apple Watch, and some new Watch bands. AirPower is not listed, but perhaps accessories are different.
We’d expect to see new accessories with new models anyway, but especially for the rumored 12.9-inch model which is expected to use the smaller bezels to shrink the exterior dimensions of the device, which would mean new covers and keyboards.
That seems pretty persuasive evidence that Apple won’t be announcing new iPad models today. We can likely expect a separate iPad and Mac focused event in October.
No mention of AirPower is less surprising – the chances are that Apple will announce that it’s going on sale at the same time as the new iPhones, but without any preorder function, so no need to include in the new sitemap today.