We could be just two weeks away from new iPads, AirPods 2 and more

We could be just two weeks away from new iPads, AirPods 2 and more
Get ready for those AirPods 2 you've been waiting for. Apple has just announced that it will indeed hold its next press event on March 25th, as rumored. During the event we could see Apple introduce the sequel to its wildly successful wireless Bluetooth earphones. The AirPods 2 are expected to be coated with a grippier material to stay in the ear better, come with an IP rating for water resistance, and always-on Siri. Other new features expected include wireless charging support, upgraded audio capabilities and a new Black color option. 

We also could see Apple unveil a new low-end Apple iPad, possibly with a larger 10.2-inch screen. Outside of the hike in screen size, we don't expect to see Apple give its basic tablet the same face lift it gave the iPad Pro last year. That means the new iPad will still have Touch ID, a Lightning port (as opposed to USB-C) and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Apple might also unwrap a new iPad mini 5. However, it seems that Apple is basically taking the iPad mini 4 and replacing its aging A8 chipset with a more recent chip.

Will we finally get a launch date for the AirPower wireless charging pad that Apple announced on September 12, 2017? So far, the accessory has been MIA. When finally launched, AirPower will charge up an iPhone, an Apple Watch and the AirPods all at the same time.

Apple has stated that it has a goal of hitting $50 billion in services revenue by 2020. That would be double the $25 billion it grossed in 2016; with fiscal first quarter services revenue hitting an all-time high of $10.25 billion, it seems Apple has a shot at hitting its target. To help it along, Apple is expected to announced a subscription news service that will allow subscribers paying $10 a month to grab all the news they can eat read.

The company is also expected to unveil a new streaming TV service that will offer original programming to iPhone and iPad users for free, at least for the time being. The service will also include options for users to sign up for Starz and Showtime.

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10 Comments

1. Man_Utd

Posts: 140; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

When are we going to see something new and exciting? Not just an update to update to update....

2. LawnBoy

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

So Apple is months behind Samsung and everyone else, again.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3040; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I wasn't aware that Samsung and everyone else makes Apple products. Look, Apple's customers are apparently content with the company's offerings and Apple is doing quite well so who are we to say otherwise? Don't like Apple? Don't buy their products. Microsoft's been hawking the same OS for nearly a quarter century and they're still the leader in desktop computing with no challengers. MacOS is the closest with 12% share and ChromeOS is barely 2% so tried and true still works.

4. Mike88

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

You must be an android cheapster,, how are they behind anyone by launching their products in their normal cycle?? That's when no other brand comes close to their ipad line-up...their air pods were also the ones which started it all in wireless smart ear buds....Samsung ear buds are so low in quality they can make you deaf..saying it after using icon x which I threw away after 2 days

5. Tipus

Posts: 750; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You're so full of crap :))

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1412; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Looks like marvzfalln is back. Lol

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2027; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Waiting for Apple to make an announcement that will change the game. Apple Movie and Shows Streaming services + Apple Music + 2TB of family iCloud starting at $10/mo. Talk about a game changer that will shake up Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime streaming game. Let’s do it Apple!

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5559; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hoping you're right, will be disappointed if its just yet another $10/mo sub for just TV/movie streaming

7. LEEDAQ

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

Apple need SE2 to up the market

9. cncrim

Posts: 1517; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Iphone XSE and $500 will be exciting and that is little news.

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