Apple has decided to postpone the March event dedicated to the iPhone 9 and the new iPad Pro with a triple camera.
As reported by Cult of Mac, Apple would have made this decision to avoid large crowds of people inside Apple Park, given that a keynote would have attracted hundreds of journalists. According to the latest rumors, the event should have been held on March 31, with Apple ready to present iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2, iPad Pro and, probably, AirTag.
Among other things, the county of Santa Clara, where the city of Cupertino is located has banned all demonstrations with at least 1,000 participants until April 1. In practice, Apple would have had serious difficulties in organizing the event by March 31, so the company would have decided to postpone it for a couple of weeks.
Furthermore, production in China has only resumed a few days ago, so iPhone 9 and other devices probably would not have been ready on the launch day as Apple planned: a delay of a few weeks will also serve to produce more devices insight of the official debut of various products.
Also, we cannot rule out that Apple will decide to completely cancel this event, especially if the coronavirus situation does not improve between now and mid-April. In that case, the company could simply present the new products with a press release.
Recall that the Worldwide Developers Conference also known as WWDC which takes place in June is also at risk. The event normally attracts around 5,000 developers who gather at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.