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Leaks Suggest May 21 Launch Date for New iPad Pro, iMac, and Apple TV [Update]

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Leaks regarding the supposed launch date of the new iPad Pro, iMac, and Apple TV models have been surfacing this week. Multiple sources all point to Apple’s latest wave of products to be released on May 21.

Earlier this week, credible leaker Jon Prosser published a tweet stating that he had heard the 11-inch iPad Pro would be launching on May 22 with the 12.9-inch model releasing on May 21.

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He later updated that claim, stating both models are slated for May 21 and that the May 22 date was regarding the 5G model with a certain carrier. Prosser has also stated that the new Apple TV would also be launching alongside the iPad Pro.

In addition, 9to5Mac has reported that select retailers have begun to label May 21 as the launch date for the new iMac as well.

Over on the UK’s John Lewis website, the retailer lists the 2021 iMac for £1,449.00 with a release of May 21. The listing made by John Lewis makes the leaked release date all the more believable considering Apple did give a launch window of the second half of May.

Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro is integrated with the company’s M1 chip. It boasts higher fidelity and 5G connectivity. The 12.9-inch model features Apple Pro Display XDR and the long-awaited shift to a mini-LED. Apple refers to the display as Liquid Retina XDR and it offers better contrast and brightness while maintaining strong battery life.

When looking at the iMac, Apple has redesigned the chassis. The display bezels have been reduced to allow for a 24-inch display without increasing the overall size. Apple has also made the new iMac pop by offering it in seven pastel colours.

Finally, the new Apple TV introduces some much-needed upgrades. While continuing to feature 4K output, the new Apple TV will be powered by Apple’s A12 chip for better framerate. The true upgrade comes in the form of the redesigned Siri remote. Now, the remote features a new D-pad with touch gestures. Added mute and power buttons are now featured as well.

All products are available to preorder through Apple starting tomorrow.

Update: Jason Aten noticed Apple’s press release metadata notes May 21, but that date has since been removed.

https://twitter.com/JasonAten/status/1387759008984014857

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