It's AirPower Time

Today Apple announced an event for Monday, March 25th. It was rumored about a month ago that this event would be entirely focused on their upcoming news subscription service, but anybody who follows Apple even a little bit closely knows that while the news service might make an appearance, this year’s March event would be “The Streaming Service Event”; similarly to how the September event is ubiquitous to “The iPhone Event.” Today’s announcement essentially confirms the event’s primary purpose of introducing their new streaming service to the public with the headline of “It’s Show Time”; the same headline used in 2006 to announce the AppleTV.

Apple’s 2019 event invitation.

Apple’s 2019 event invitation.

Apple’s 2006 event invitation.

Apple’s 2006 event invitation.

Aside from the news and video services that’ll be announced, I’m also anticipating the announcement of both the AirPods 2 and the resurrection of the AirPower charging pad, which had previously been thought to have died back in 2018. I’ll be honest, when Apple allowed a full year to pass back in June 2018 without an update on AirPower, followed by completely missing their release deadline of “coming 2018,” I presumed the product deceased. It wouldn’t be unlike Apple to just pretend a failed upcoming product never existed. But to my surprise in the start of 2019, AirPower was rumored to have finally been effectively engineered and supposedly getting released in the first half of 2019. If AirPower doesn’t make an appearance on March 25th, I’ll officially give up hope when WWDC in June comes and goes without a mention as well.


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