The rumors: Apple is preparing to launch a slew of new iPad models and more on Tuesday, according to Wedbush Securities (78.6% accurate, via MacRumors).
New iPads are coming: the report says that new entry-level iPad, iPad mini and iPad Pro models will be the focus of the event
iPad and iPad mini would be priced as they are currently, but iPad Pro is said to be getting more expensive
A new Apple Pencil may also be unveiled
A few surprises: Wedbush says iMacs, AirTags, and AirPods 3 could all debut at the 4/20 event
New iMac models may come in additional colorways
As for new AirPods, the report says that they likely won’t release until sometime this Summer…any mention at the event would simply be as a tease
Our take: Woah. Lots of new info in this report that no one else has called yet. For the iPads, a new mini AND new entry-level model are coming? I doubt this because no other credible sources have said so. Price increase for the Pro iPads would be pretty wild though, considering they already start at $799. I still absolutely believe we’ll be seeing new iMacs this event, but am not holding my breath for new AirPods.
The news: A 4G variant of the iPhone 12 will launch in early 2021, according to Wedbush Securities (100% accurate).
This 4G iPhone 12 could release around February of 2021, following the release of new 5G iPhones later this year
Wedbush says it’s expected to cost around $800
Our take: This is the first we’ve really heard of Apple working on a non-5G version of the iPhone 12. Wedbush’s track record is actually insanely good though…even though it would be a weird strategy. Why? Because Apple’s 5G iPhones are supposed to start at around $700. What’s the point of a non-5G iPhone that costs more than a 5G version?