The 5 biggest surprises from Apple's Spring Loaded event

After weeks of rumours, Apple has finally revealed its first new products of 2021 via a virtual event. And this was a big one for creatives, with huge updates to the iMac and iPad and more.

Many of today's announcements had already been thoroughly leaked, from the Tile-esque AirTags tracking device to the addition of an OLED display to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. But there were still a few surprises in store – ranging from the random to the remarkable. Here's everything we weren't expecting. (In the market for new kit? Check out our best Apple deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.