No iPad? Apple's March 25 keynote will be 'services focused'

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A report the other day said Apple would release the second-gen AirPods and the AirPower universal wireless charger this spring, and now we have more details about the upcoming launch from a couple of sources.

Notably absent from AirPods 2 is improved battery life, as the second-generation headphones are expected to have the same longevity as the original version of five hours.

We've heard the date of 29 March before, but in our estimations we also think that it is likely Apple will host the event closer that date, with a much leaner pre-order period.

BuzzFeed writes, citing unnamed sources, that Apple is getting ready to hold a press event on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus. At this point, Apple will release them in not one but a number of colors.

So overall, we should expect better audio, easier grip earbuds, a choice of black or white colors, and new health features. One of them is going to be the successor to Apple's first-generation AirPods, dubbed the AirPods 2, along with the AirPower wireless charging mat, which was teased during the iPhone X launch that happened back in 2017.

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He became the first player born after 2000 to score a Premier League goal when he netted against Cardiff in October. Express Sport understands De Gea wants United to hand him a £350,000-a-week deal to convince him to stay put.

A report from Mac Otakara claims that the iPad Mini 5 will retain the size and numerous specs in the iPad Mini 4, meaning it'll keep its prominent bezels on the screen, as well as a Lightning cable port and a headphone jack.

Now, the company could finally release its wireless charging mat this spring, according to MySmartPrice.

The report also claimed AirPower struggled to communicate with corresponding iOS devices, which means that it can't accurately predict what the charge levels are for those items. $160 was expensive enough, but then we said that about the iPhones before Apple raised the prices for this generation.

Some information was circulating through the rumor mill today, pointing that Apple was preparing a mid-March hardware event that would reveal some new products from the company.

The latter, it now seems, is most likely.

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