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Apple’s next launch event is today: how to watch

Apple will be holding the event, dubbed Let Loose, on 7 May. We're expecting to see new iPads and a refreshed Apple Pencil

Apple Let Loose invite

Apple officially announced when it is holding its next launch event. This particular event has been long rumoured, but the timings have always had a question mark. We’re expecting to see new iPad releases and a refreshed Apple Pencil. Better yet, you don’t have long to wait, as the event will take place today (7 May).

The special event, dubbed “Let Loose” will be taking place on 7 May. The event will be streamed online for everyone to watch, but there won’t be an in-person element this time around. You can stream the event straight from the Apple TV app on any device, and there’ll be a YouTube stream as well. Things will kick off at 3pm BST/10am ET/7am PT. You can tune in to the YouTube stream below:

What can you expect from this event? Expect iPads galore. The rumour mill has been saying new iPad models are due imminently, and it looks like they’re coming now. With no new iPad releases in 2023, the new devices are long overdue.

The biggest announcement will likely be two new iPad Pro models. They’ll come with the recent M3 chip, OLED displays with ProMotion, thinner bezels, a matte screen option, and a landscape-oriented front camera (like the 10th-gen iPad). It’s set to be the biggest update to the Pro slate in a while. We also expect to see two new iPad Air models. They’re set to get with M2 chip and a landscape-oriented front camera. Some reports suggest it’s getting bigger – with a new 12.9-inch model.

We also expect some new iPad accessories. The biggest of which will be a new Apple Pencil. Rumours suggest it may have a new “squeeze” gesture for certain actions, and support visionOS eventually to control the Apple Vision Pro headset. It’s pretty certain this new Pencil will be a big deal, since it’s shown in the invite graphic. We also expect a new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro with an aluminium enclosure and larger trackpad. We’ll bring you all the latest on the day of the event.

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