Apple’s AI companion Siri might have leaked an April 20 date for the company’s next big event.
As reported by MacRumors, users based in America have been asking their Apple devices “When is the next Apple Event” and receiving a legitimate response from Siri, suggesting the next showcase is coming later this month.
“The special event is on Tuesday, April 20th, at Apple Park in Cupertino, CA. You can get all the details on Apple.com,” is the reported response from the AI companion. The link it suggests doesn’t lead to anything special – just the normal Apple Event page, which currently refers to the most recent product showcase in October.
I asked Siri the same question in the UK but the response is currently, “You can get all the details about Apple events on Apple.com.” However, as seen in this response a tweet from The Verge, a Romanian user has seen the message pop up for them too, so it seems to be available outside of the US in some cases.
It may just be a bug, but the wide amount of users on social media reporting the same response suggests that it’s legit (if not a little early) and we can expect a full announcement of a 4/20 Apple event soon. The last event saw the announcement of iPhone 12 Pro and Mini models, as well as a HomePod Mini model, so we can hope for some other major product announcements here.
In other Apple news, a recent report suggested that Apple’s VR headset could have 8K displays and cost $3000.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.