Apr 13, 2021 - Technology

Apple expected to launch new hardware at April 20 media event

An image that accompanies Apple's invite to reporters for an April 20 media event

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Apple sent out invitations to the media on Tuesday for an April 20 event where it is likely to debut new hardware.

Why it matters: Apple has yet to introduce a number of products that have been long anticipated, including updates to the iPad as well as AirTags — small devices that can help keep tabs on physical objects.

While the event will likely focus on the new hardware, Apple is likely to use the new hardware introduction as a time to also introduce a long-planned big change on the software side — requiring app makers to get permission before tracking users individually.

  • That change is coming with iOS 14.5, which Apple has said will launch in the coming weeks.
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