Apple Event April 20
Apple has announced the first Apple event of the year for April 20, and it will be completely virtual. At this event, Apple is likely to announce new iPad Pro models, AirTags, and more. The event will be streamed live from Apple Park starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.
Today’s report claims that Apple has been facing problems in the production of the new iPad Pro models, particularly with the supply of Mini-LED displays — which are expected to replace the LCD screen in the 12.9-inch version. However, citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg says the next-generation iPad Pro is still on track to be announced “as early as the second half of April.”
Apple Event Wallpapers
Apple’s just announced the long anticipated April event where we expect to see new products like the next generation iPad Pro, AirTags and maybe even an iMac. The artwork Apple’s made for the event invitation is just stunning and we’ve thrown together some wallpapers to celebrate.
Apple Car Rumors
According to a report today from The Korea Times, Apple is apparently close to signing a deal with the joint automotive venture of LG and Magna, currently named “LG Magna e-Powertrain.” The contracts would supposedly see the LG and Magna International venture produce the initial rounds of Apple Car production. Apple is currently expected to introduce its own electric vehicle in 2025 at the earliest.
The partnership of LG and Magna is expected to complete later this year, apparently with Apple as a primary client. At the beginning of the year, there was a flurry of reporting that Apple was exploring a deal with Kia and Hyundai, to the value of about $4 billion. However, the automotive companies confirmed that they were no longer in discussions with Apple in February.
Tim Cook on Epic
As the launch of App Tracking Transparency with iOS 14.5 nears, Apple continues to defend the privacy-preserving feature against backlash. In a new interview with the Toronto Star, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed App Tracking Transparency, as well as Apple’s ongoing legal battle with Epic Games.
As for the motivation behind App Tracking Transparency, and Apple’s broad focus on privacy in general, Cook said that it’s important users have control over their data because “there’s more information about you on your phone than there is in your house.”