If I say Apple is coming with a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad in 2018, will you give me a five? Apple had introduced the 9.7-inch iPad this year at $329. Rumors suggest that the iPad to be launched the next year would cheaper. Who wouldn’t fall for $259 (~Rs. 17,000) iPad?
There is still a big confusion whether this newer model will be launched besides the usual one or just the new cheaper variant will be the sole iPad launched. Even though it’s evident that this device won’t have very good specifications, but it will definitely be a wonderful entry-level device to step into the Apple world.
For a country where price is a big criterion, getting an iPad for Rs. 20,000 is quite a handsome deal. Also, Apple wants to bring the pricing down for this line down to suit the needs of the market. It’s evident it will get a good number of buyers at this pricing when launched.
Another reason for this price fall is the poor iPad sales that Apple faced in the past 3-4 years. Even though the sales have been better since 9.7-inch iPad was launched a few months back. It is still not as good as it used to be in 2013-2014.
As per the report, the device will hit the markets in the second quarter of 2018 and will be manufactured by Compal Electronics.
Disclaimer: Since this isn’t from official sources, take this news with a pinch of salt.
Apple iPad 2017 is also known as Apple iPad 9.7 because of its screen size. Apple iPads are the tablets from the house of Apple under the series name of iPads. Apple iPad 2017 was announced in March, 2017. Here is a review of Apple iPad 2017.