Prosser has promised to shave off his eyebrows…
What you need to know
- Apple was expected to announce an Apple event on March 23.
- The source of that information, Jon Prosser, now says the event will be held in April.
Front Page Tech’s Jon Prosser has claimed that the Apple March event we all thought would be announced yesterday will be held in April, promising an explanation is on the way.
Prosser Tweeted Wednesday morning:
The event is in April.
I’ll explain on FPT.
RIP my eyebrows.
The event is in April. 🤦🏼♂️
I’ll explain on FPT.
RIP my eyebrows. 🥸
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 17, 2021
The March 23 date was actually first touted by Kang, according to Twitter user DuanRui:
Kang 康总: The OnePlus 9 new product launch event and Apple event are held on the same day.
It seems that the Apple event is on March 23rd.
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) March 8, 2021
Prosser had previously suggested a date of March 16, but this suggestion was shot down by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Prosser’s quip about the eyebrows relates to a defiant Jon Prosser telling iMore’s Stephen Warwick ‘I will shave off my eyebrows if it doesn’t happen on the 23d:
I will shave off my eyebrows if it doesn’t happen on the 23rd
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 9, 2021
With Apple usually sending out invites a week in advance, it became clear by close of play Tuesday there would not in fact be a March 23 event, with many speculating Apple might just send out a bunch of press releases instead.
As noted, Prosser now says that we can expect an event in April instead, but bear in mind both of his March dates previously offered were not correct.
Interestingly, Prosser’s announcement follows a Digitimes report that Apple’s new mini-LED iPad Pro is not expected to begin mass production until April, suggesting a release then instead of March. Apple has not held a special even since 2010, where it unveiled iOS 4 on April 8.
Multiple reports from numerous insiders including Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman have stated that Apple has a slate of products due to be released in the first half of the year. Prosser provided no specific date beyond “April” for the event, however.