"At the beginning of the week you can reasonably guess that Apple can hold its semi-regular spring event to uncover a new 10-inch iPad and smaller iPad mini 5, an updated iPod touch, possibly AirPods 2 and new features in iOS 12.2, Zac Hall writes for 9to5Mac. "Reliable reporting has since adjusted the expectations, giving us a rumor date and focus on new subscription news and video services rather than hardware."
Hall asks: "So when should we expect to see all that rumored hardware if there is no hardware event?"
"We now expect Apple to hold a service-focused event on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater," Hall writes. "For much of the rumored hardware, a simple press release is all you need. That's how the latest iPod touch debuted nearly four years ago. That's how Apple announced a brand new generation of MacBook Pros with True Tone displays last summer
If the seventh generation of iPod touch is just a processor update that allows you to make Video FaceTime video calls and faster performance, there will only be a brief mention in a keynote anyway, the same goes for an updated iPad mini 5. "
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MacDailyNews Take: Or Apple could simply schedule a new event in April. It's their own theater now. They could have an event whenever they want, and the company has had two events in two back-to-back months earlier, as recently as 2018: Apple hosted a media event on September 12, 2018 with the "Collect Around." Apple Watch Series 4 tag. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR were announced on this event. Apple hosted a media event on October 30, 2018, with the "There is more to do" tag, announcing the new MacBook Air 2018 model, Mac Mini 2018 model and the 11-inch third generation iPad Pro.