We might be getting a cheap iPad soon.Image: Lili Sams/MashableBy Stan Schroeder2018-03-23 14:04:02 UTC
Apple will launch a new version of its iPad tablet at its education-centric event, slated for March 27.
This is according to a new report from Bloomberg, which claims the new iPad will be a low-cost variant that should fit the needs of the education market.
No other details about the device were shared, but the report claims Apple is also working on a sub-$1,000 MacBook laptop that will probably replace the (horribly outdated) MacBook Air. That device probably won’t be ready for the March 27 unveiling, though.
While the new iPad is likely the only significant piece of hardware we’ll see at the event, Apple will reportedly launch new education-related software, and possibly a new, redesigned version of iBooks.
Apple launching a new iPad on Tuesday is a pretty safe bet, as the company launched its fifth-generation iPad nearly exactly a year ago, on March 24, 2017. And though we’ve seen rumors of new iPad variant with slimmer bezels and Face ID, it makes more sense for Apple to launch a cheaper version at an education-related event.
Mashable will cover the March 27 event, live from the venue in Chicago, as it unfolds, so stay tuned for updates.