Apple's next all-virtual launch will be April 20: Upgraded iPads, iOS 14.5 privacy push on tap

From CNET: Apple has set the date for its next online-only event, sending out invites to the media for Tuesday, April 20, at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). Apple is expected to introduce new iPads, with upgraded screens, and possibly the company's long-rumored AirTags trackers.

The new devices will be shown off during a stream on Apple's website. The tech giant has been holding online-only events amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has spurred waves of lockdowns around the world.

Apple's invite, sent in an email to reporters, shows an Apple logo rendered as a squiggle, a seeming reference to the iPad's popular Apple Pencil. The invite also included a phrase: Spring Loaded. Scant details like these often set tech industry watchers abuzz with attempts to decode what the company's hinting at.

The invite also arrived a few hours after Apple's Siri voice assistant appeared to spill the beans on the event before the official announcement. Close-watching Apple observers noticed that if you asked Siri when the next Apple event was, it responded, "The special event is on Tuesday, April 20, at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. You can get all the details on" Later in the morning, Apple changed Siri to merely tell people that details about Apple events are on its website.

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