Apple sends out invites for March 21 event: “Let us loop you in”

By , Mar 10, 2016

Apple Mach 21 event

Following weeks of speculation, Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a media event later this month that should serve as a launchpad for new iPhone and iPad models, Apple Watch bands and possibly more.

The press event will be held at Apple’s Cupertino campus on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:00am PT, and will be live-streamed using HTTP Live Streaming.

As you may have guessed, iDownloadBlog will continue covering everything there’s to know about about Apple’s product refreshes.

BuzzFeed News notes that the event will occur one day prior to Apple’s March 22 showdown with the U.S. government over a motion that would compel it to create a backdoor to hack into an iPhone 5c that was used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

The event will be live-streamed

The event will be live-streamed via

Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology which requires Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later, Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or newer, or the Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10.

Streaming via the Apple TV requires a second or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later or a fourth-generation Apple TV.

About that invite graphics

The invite graphics will no doubt prompt Kremlinologists out there to try to decipher which products might get announced at the event.

Based on the colors and name, iDownloadBlog reader James Baney thinks we might see Gold and Rose Gold Milanese Loops for the Apple Watch.

And what’s your read of the invite graphics?

Invite graphics via The Loop.

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  • askep3

    Have they had spring events before?

    • Scott Soo Chin

      Yes. Last year.

      • askep3

        So this is a relatively new practice, did they refresh the laptops at this event last year?

      • Blip dude

        iPads were a “Spring” thing between 2010 – 2012.

      • askep3

        So they skipped a year or two

      • Blip dude

        Honestly, you can’t trust Apple and their cycles. I believe the only reason why the iPad Air 3 is coming out this Spring is because of the iPad Pro and now they are trying to release the same product (5 months old), possibly slap the Air to it, and hopefully not charge more.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple releases the next successor of the 9.7 inch iPad in Fall again.

      • TheShade247

        Yes they announced the new macbook, and 21″ retina iMac

      • askep3

        Sweet! I hope they update the retina MacBook that this event

      • Manuel Molina

        iPads and now a new iPhone.

  • Scott Soo Chin

    Likely the colours for the new iPhone SE & iPad Pro 9.7″

  • Dany Quirion

    Will it be live streamed?

    • Javiers

      Probably yes, if not then there will be a live timeline on Apple’s website.

    • Scott Soo Chin

      Apple has confirmed a live stream.

  • They’ll more then likely be discussing an update on their new “loop” campus as well. Since the theater was just completed.

    • the hood

      I’m with you, after all isn’t their address 1 Cupertino Loop.

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Thought I was the only one who thought it

  • iByron

    Those are definitely the “big four” iPhone colors. And I agree with Tony’s “loop campus” comment below.

  • Blip dude

    Looks like a Rose Gold iPad Air 3 is coming, but I’ll still be going with a Space Gray.

  • Jose Rivera

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but I kind of see the linkeness of an Apple Watch silhouette making up the leaf on the Apple. Like you can see the curve of the display, and the aluminum of the body… Hahaha But that’s just me though…

  • Kristen Mabarx

    !!!! It’s happening!

    • iPhoneWINS

      yeah more boredom

  • rockdude094

    Please someone tell me this doesn’t mean the iPhone se has a loop

    • Tarek Al Shawi


  • Thanks! Now let’s go watch Captain America: Civil War last trailer!

  • Micke på taket

    This year Will be hard for Apple to cope With the competition… I might crossover this year to a android IF My Wife let me

    • iPhoneWINS

      android sucks.. but apple watch suck just as bad

    • tariq

      I just ordered my S7. Should get it tmrw.. If there’s something u wanna know about the phone to make u like it more or else. Feel free to ask, im open to answering questions about things I own to help others make decisions. And I don’t think “android” sucks. They’re just different. And I have moto 360 (v1). I say u should get it also just bc of price. But if price isn’t an issue for u than huawei is fine I guess

  • :D

    “Loop”? There’s gotta be a new watch coming…

    • iPhoneWINS

      or belt mounted health device..

    • The Guy

      They already said there was going to be more watch bands presented…

  • iPhoneWINS

    I declined mine

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    OMG they are gonna send us fruit loops!

  • James G

    Rose gold iPad models. Rose gold loops for Apple Watch. Possibly a loop on iPhone SE like old iPod touches had (doubtful).

  • Wow! This is a first time for them streaming to Windows, isn’t it?

    And also, why would Kremlinologists be looking into this? According to my iOS dictionary, Kremlinology is the study of Soviet Russia

    • Andrew

      Nope, the last event was also available to watch using Edge, but it is relatively new. I always thought it was kind of weird and petty to cut off Windows users like that. Why would they want to buy your stuff if you don’t let them see you unveil it?

      • Chris

        Well, they do have the curiosity of uploading the video to YouTube afterwards. Sure, it’s not what Windows users would like – but it’s better than nothing.

  • Isaac Moncure

    Well if you look at the photo. They contain all 4 colors of the iPhone 6s. Which could mean that the iPad could be released in 4 colors. And when it means by loop they could update us on an official release date with the Apple Campus 2

  • The Guy

    WTF?? The circle is the round face watch they said they wouldn’t make… just like the said they wouldnt have a bigger iPhone, lol.

  • Gerry Riskin

    loop’s meaning is simple. Apple’s address in Cupertino is: 1 Infinite Loop. Cupertino, CA 95014 “Loop you in” simply means a briefing at headquarters.