Last week Apple sent out a surprise invite for event with a label “Let’s take a field trip.” There is no statement as to what the firm will roll out but forecasts from experts always give us some thought of what might arrive. One of the items rumored to arrive in March is the budget model of 9.7-inch iPad. Putting on some weight to that rumor is a fresh report mentioning Ming Chi-Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst.
Kuo, as claimed by the report, states that the forthcoming iPad model will feature an accessory that was supported until now by the “Pro” models iPad. This feature is the Apple Pencil. He claims that the shipment figures of the specific accessory will elevate to 9–10 Million units this year provided that the fresh low-cost iPad might offer Apple Pencil.
“Sturdy requirement of budget iPad in 2017 was felt. Shipments of iPad crossed 43.8 Million units last year, well above the prediction of 35 Million units by the industry at the starting of the year. The main boosters were the budget 9.7-inch model, whose trading points are significantly larger panel and competitive pricing than those of 6–7-inch handset (iPad mini was a failure since it was restored by large-screen handsets). In an attempt to reinforce its trading points and to distinguish it additionally from budget Android tablets, the latest budget 9.7-inch iPad (beginning mass manufacturing in 2018) will expectedly feature Apple Pencil,” claims Kuo.
As per earlier rumors, the new iPad might have a price tag of almost $259. In March 2017, the firm had first rolled out the present 9.7-inch iPad.
The event in March will be taking place in Chicago, Illinois, US at Lane Tech College Prep High School. Since Apple is conducting the event in a school, it is being predicted that the firm can be declaring something in the education sector.