Apple has no plans to hold an event on Tuesday, March 16 at. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman confirmed on Twitter tonight.
Earlier this week, a report from the Taiwanese website Economic Daily News suggested that it would be a March 16 event, with the first rumor picked up and circulated by a few other sites. Economic Daily News quoted unconfirmed and unsubstantiated content from the Twitter accounts LeaksApplePro and FrontTron, which have no record of giving exact details about Apple’s plans.
The March 16 date was nothing more than a guess based on previous Apple events, but it still took hold. In a tweet that responds MacRumors editor Joe Rossignol’s comment on a possible March event, Gurman confirmed that March 16 is incorrect.
In a separate tweet, he said that “the launch is not the 16th”, which opens up the possibility of a March event on another date.
Apple has several products in the works that have been rumored for the first half of 2021, including an updated iMac, new iPad Pro models, an updated iPad mini, a new low-cost AirPod, renewed AirPods Pro and AirPods 3, plus we are still waiting for the debut by AirTags.
Some of these products may actually be introduced at a spring event, but there is currently no known date for this event. Apple holds March events for most years, but that is not guaranteed. Previous spring events have been held on 9 March (2015), 21 March (2016), 27 March (2018) and 25 March (2019), without any events taking place in March 2017 or March 2020.