Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Could Be Launched At Cheaper Rates In 2018

Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Could Be Launched At Cheaper Rates In 2018

Apple 9.7-Inch iPad Could Be Launched At Cheaper Rates In 2018

As per latest report, Apple is planning to introduce a cheapest 9.7-inch iPad next year in March to attract more price-oriented customers. The tech giant will reportedly announce a new version of the regular-sized iPad at a price point of $259 (roughly Rs. 16,700).

Apple, back in March, launched the 9.7-inch iPad priced at $329 (Approximately Rs 21,200), which now is the cheapest full-sized iPad available in the market.

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In 2018 Apple is apparently going to go even lower - DigiTimes is reporting that the 9.7-inch tablet will get a price cut to around US$259, The current model starts at US$329, so that's a drop of more than 20 percent. In the second case, the newer model might just be a slightly toned down version (specification-wise) of the current iPad with a similar design and camera sensor.

The sources noted that Apple is likely to outsource the production of the new iPad to Compal Electronics, while giving the device's PCB orders to Compeq and Unitech Printed Circuit Board.

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The sources pointed out 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 low-cost iPad into the industrial and service sectors. If this report is true, this alleged iPad may become the cheapest tablet Apple has ever offered to the public. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for regular updates on the launch. They say the move is aimed to be more competitive against first tier tablet players like Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Huawei, and Lenovo. It will be targeted towards budget-conscious people providing them with a cheap iOS alternative to the budget Android tablets now available in the market.

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