Looks like we came across that moment when everyone starts looking at the first Apple event in the year. There are several new Apple products and services behind the scenes, which means there's plenty of room for rumors and speculation about the spring event date.
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A Greek voice for iPhone website, iPhonehellas.gr, cites sources in the supply chain to suggest that the new second generation AirPods, the AirPower wireless charging mat and the new entry-level iPad will be available next month, Friday, March 29th.
While the date is specific, the site does not actually have a past reputation so we regard it as a very sketchy statement as it is. The site suggests that an Apple multimedia event will take place in the second half of March, with pre-orders starting on March 22nd.
The new AirPods are expected to present Hey Siri's support, as shown in the iOS beta code. Even the wireless charging case for AirPods should debut, a companion of the AirPower mat. There were also some suggestions that the new AirPods will present a different material, more grippier and available in new colors, such as a black finish.
AirPower has lost its original 2018 launch window but many sources have suggested that the product remains on track, with ChargeLab indicating that the carpet has entered mass production. The mat will charge up to three Apple devices at a time, without setting points for each product. A user can simultaneously upload two iPhones, an Apple Watch, an iPhone and AirPods. If shipped, it would be the first inductive charging pad on the market that can be so flexible.
Finally, a new release for spring iPad seems very likely and a good candidate for an Apple event. It is believed that this is a successor to the 9.7-inch iPad of 2018, with a slightly larger display area and updated interiors. Even a new iPad mini with performance specifications is under development, but it's not clear if the Mini will be ready for March.
Apple is also preparing some different multimedia services at the moment with some reports indicating launches in April before WWDC. Apple ads may also include the launch of the premium subscription for Apple News magazine and its TV package for streaming original content.
What usually happens during the preparation of an Apple event, several sites publish the dates of events from familiar sources imports, so a larger publication gives its direction a few days later, often suspected of being an intentional escape from Apple itself . Officially, Apple sends invitations to the event 7-14 days in advance.