Apple weekly update: ricochet rumors, delayed AirPods

While we at Macworld read and write about Apple all week, we totally understand that you might not. But since you’re here now, let us keep you up to date with everything you need to know from the past week.

Now you see a march event, now you don’t

When the week started, we were hoping, we even expected to receive an invitation to an Apple event on March 23. long-awaited launch of AirTags Bluetooth trackers.

This was not the case. Not only did we not receive an invitation with a cryptic slogan, but Jon Prosser, who had sworn until March 23, announced that the event will not take place in March at all. Prosser now says there will be an event in April, a month that has seen a few rare Apple events. However, Apple released the iPhone SE in April of last year, so there’s a chance we may get some new stuff, with or without an event.

Delayed AirPods

The third-generation AirPods are a product that apparently won’t be coming out anytime soon. An often very accurate report released this week by Ming-Chi Kuo said production of the new AirPods, which were rumored to be released, had been pushed back to the third quarter. If he’s right, that means they’ll likely launch in September alongside the new iPhone. And since there seems to be a new conflicting rumor every week, we’ve got you covered.

A clearer picture of iPhone 13

We’re still several months away from the launch of the next iPhone, but more details are coming in every week. Our colleagues at Macworld UK have been following all rumors scrupulously from day one, so add their exhaustive list and check back regularly. And if you want to get a feel for how fast the A15 processor is, check out Jason Cross’s excellent review.

Macworld gets a makeover.

In case you haven’t noticed, we have a new Macworld.com, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s not just a redesign, we’ve completely uploaded our backend, increased post speed, and have a whole bunch of new tools to play with, like tweets and embedded graphics. So stay tuned for some really cool stuff to come.

Michael Simon has covered Apple since the iPod was iWalk. His obsession with technology dates back to his first PC – the IBM Thinkpad with the pop-up keyboard to replace the reader. He’s still waiting for it to come back in style.

Michael Simon Executive Editor Macworld

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