Apple reportedly planning to release even cheaper 9.7-inch iPad in 2018
02 December, 2017, 16:47
That's pretty cheap considering it's Apple we are talking about.
According to DigiTimes, sources have stated that Apple's new iPad may arrive in the second quarter of 2018 and in addition to regular consumers; Apple is also looking to expand the affordable iPad into the industrial and service sectors.
A report says that Apple is planning to release a cheaper iPad next year. As you know, the company released the iPad 9.7 (2017) in March, and this model costs from $ 329.
The upcoming iPad should allow Apple to maintain the current quarterly tablet shipments approximately 10 million units.
The sources mentioned in the report also predict that this new aggressive pricing would spur a new wave of competition between Apple and its main rivals in that sector - Samsung, Amazon, Huawei, and Lenovo. The mega-retailer's $50 Fire tablet continues to be one of the most popular, thanks to its jaw-droppingly-low price.
The device would be manufactured by Compal Electronics and "may arrive in the second quarter of 2018", according to the report. At the end of the third United States fiscal quarter - which corresponds to the second quarter of the calendar year - Apple announced sales of some 11.4 million new tablets worldwide, a figure up nearly 15 percent year on year. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. Content rules everything around him.