By Allison Prang 

Apple Inc. scheduled an April 20 event dubbed "Spring Loaded," the tech giant's latest virtual gathering to unveil new gadgets.

The device maker is expected to show off new iPads, among other possible additions to its product lineup, analysts said.

Apple didn't provide specifics on what is in store for the event and didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Cupertino, Calif., company has held similar virtual events during the pandemic to launch products. In October, it unveiled new iPhone 12 models capable of connecting with a speedy 5G cellular network.

Apple also had a virtual-only event in September to unveil a new smartwatch offering and an updated iPad Air. Its first virtual conference during the pandemic was for developers in June, at which it said it would begin jettisoning Intel processors from its Macs.

A new iPad would join the company's other tablet offerings. Around a year ago, Apple announced an updated iPad Pro that included a scanner, motion sensors and an ultrawide camera. Among the company's current iPad offerings are an iPad mini, the iPad Pro and the iPad Air.

Apple recently reported its most-profitable quarter ever and logged more than $111 billion in sales, reflecting pent-up demand for its new 5G iPhones. The quarter marked the first time that Apple's sales exceeded $100 billion.

The April 20 event is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET.

Write to Allison Prang at allison.prang@wsj.com

 

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April 13, 2021 15:39 ET (19:39 GMT)

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