“Spring Loaded” Event Prediction Results

Yesterday I posted a recap of what Apple announced at their “Spring Loaded” event, and the event was aptly named. I posted my predictions for what I thought we would see at the event. Now that the event is over, let us look at how well I did with my predictions.

New Watch Bands – 90% Chance

Variety of Apple Watch Bands available in Spring 2021.

While they were not announced at the event, there were new Apple Watch Bands. In fact, there were a few new colors including:

  • Tomales Blue Solo Loop
  • Pistachio Braided Solo Loop
  • Pistachio Solo Loop
  • Cantaloupe Sport Band
  • Cantaloupe Solo Loop
  • Pink Punch Braided Solo Loop
  • Deep Navy Solo Loop
  • Black Solo Loop
  • White Solo Loop
  • Electric Orange Braided Solo Loop
  • Inverness Green Braided Solo Loop
  • Atlantic Blue Braided Solo Loop
  • Charcoal Braided Solo Loop
  • Mallard Green Sport Band
  • Capri Blue Sport Band
  • Sea Salt Sport Loop
  • SunflowerSport Loop
  • Abyss Sport Loop
  • Olive Sport Loop
  • (PRODUCT)RED Braided Solo Loop
  • (PRODUCT)RED Solo Loop
  • Blue/Green Glow Nike Sport Band
  • Hasta/Light Silver Nike Sport Band
  • Ironstone/Black Nike Sport Band
  • Chalk Leather Link
  • Rouge de Cœur/Rouge H Jumping Single Tour (Hermes)
  • Kraft/Rouge de Cœur Jumping Single Tour (Hermes)
  • Orange/Rose Mexico Jumping Single Tour (Hermes)
  • Bleu Saphir/Orange Jumping Single Tour (Hermes)
  • Rose Mexico Swift Leather Attelage Double Tour (Hermes)
  • Bleu Saphir Swift Leather Attelage Double Tour (Hermes)
  • Blanc Swift Leather Attelage Double Tour (Hermes)
  • Noir Swift Leather Attelage Double Tour (Hermes)

The exact color is dependent on the type of band and not all bands will work with all watches. Since there were new bands, I got this one correct.

New iPad Pros – 90%

12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) with the Magic Keyboard

There were definitely new iPad Pros. A new 11-inch and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The new iPad Pros have an M1, 5G, and comes in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB models.

With new iPad Pro models, that means I got this one correct too.

New Apple TV Box – 75%

Apple TV 4K (2021) with a Siri Remote.

There is a new Apple TV Box. It is an updated Apple TV 4K with an A12 Bionic. This comes in 32GB or 64GB models. Along with this, there is a new Siri Remote.

This one I also got correct.

New Screen Type on 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 60%

Along with the new internals, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro did get a new screen type, specifically Mini LED. This should allow for brighter screens when needed. So, I got this one correct too.

AirTags Announced – 50%

Air Tag back and front view

Apple did announce AirTags at the event. These small tags will allow you to find missing items using the “Find My” network. These are $29 each or you can get a 4-pack for $99.

Since AirTags were announced, I got this correct too.

New 21.5-inch iMac – 50%

There is a new 21.5-inch iMac that comes with an M1, a flat screen, a redesigned power supply, thunderbolt 4 and USB-C. There are two overall models with the iMac, an 8-Core CPU/7-Core GPU iMac and an 8-Core CPU/8-Core GPU model. You can configure either of these with 8GB or 16GB of memory, and you can customize it up to 2TB of storage.

I got this one correct as well.

New Colors for the iMac – 10%

24-inch Blue iMac from the back.

I honestly did not expect Apple to announce new colors for the iMac, but guess what, they actually did. There are seven possible colors:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Purple

The first four colors listed are available on all iMac models, while the last three are only available on the 8-Core CPU/8-Core GPU version.

New colors on the iMac means I got this one right.

Closing Thoughts

Surprisingly, I actually got 100% of the predictions that I made, correct. This is the first, and likely the last, time that I will get all of my predictions correct. Time will tell, but I am pretty sure on this last statement.

You can read all about everything Apple announced by going to the recap post.