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Apple is holding its first special event of the year today, and we expect a combination of iPad announcements, AirTags, and more.

Apple’s live stream will begin at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, and you can follow along in 9to5Mac’s Apple Event News Hub for the latest coverage. Head below and refresh throughout the event for more.

What to expect during Apple’s April Event

If you haven’t been following along with the rumors, here’s a quick recap of everything Apple could announce at today’s event. Not all of these are set in stone, but they are all possibilities:

  • New iPad Pro with mini-LED display technology on the 12.9-inch model, A14X processor inside, and Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Refreshed iPad mini and entry-level iPad
  • Redesigned iMac with Apple Silicon, available in multiple colors similar to the iPad Air
  • AirTag item trackers for locating real-world items in the Find My app
  • AirPods 3 with a new design similar to the AirPods Pro

How to watch the ‘Spring Loaded’ Apple Event

The April Apple Event is once again completely virtual due to the pandemic. Apple is streaming the event video directly from Apple Park, and we expect it to be pre-recorded. Things will kick off at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

Apple makes it easy to watch from any of your devices. Here’s our full guide to doing so via Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and more:

Apple Event Live Blog

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  • And that’s a wrap…60 minutes on the dot. Stay tuned for more coverage on 9to5Mac throughout the rest of the day.
  • 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, 12.9-inch starts at $1099. Order on April 30, available in the second half of May
  • New white Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro
  • The 12.9-inch iPad Pro uses a new display that uses Liquid Retina XDR, 1000 nits of full brightness, 16000 nits peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Center Stage is a new feature to track your location during a video call using a new 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera
  • The new iPad Pro also supports 5G connectivity, mmWave 5G in the US only
  • New iPad Pro supports Thunderbolt and USB-4 support, “fastest and most versatile port ever on an iPad”
  • The new iPad Pro features 2x faster storage access and a new 2TB storage configuration for the first time
  • Now it’s time for the iPad Pro: M1 chip on the inside with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU
  • The new iMac comes in seven different colors. It starts at $1299 for the base model, and scales to $1499. Order on April 30 and available in the second half of May.
  • New Magic Keyboard color-matched to the iMac with support for Touch ID for the first time
  • The new iMac features a 24-inch display with Apple Silicon M1 inside. There’s also a 1080p FaceTime camera on the front.
  • Apple TV 4K available in May for $179 for 32GB or $199 for 64GB
  • New Siri Remote with an all-new design and click wheel
  • New Apple TV 4K confirmed: A12 Bionic processor, high refresh rate support, new color balance feature, more
  • Now we’re getting a sneak peak at Ted Lasso season 2
  • Apple Podcasts Subscriptions officially announced, allowing listeners to support podcast creators directly
  • Apple Card Family officially announced with support for multiple users
  • And we’re live…Tim Cook is taking us on a walk through Apple Park while talking about Apple’s commitment to green energy
  • The stream is now live on Apple’s website:

  • Much like the Apple Online Store, apparently the Discover tab of the Home app is also down ahead of the event

  • It sounds like Apple has a “massive production” in store for us…

  • Tim Cook is real to kick things off:

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