Apple Set to Unveil Cheaper iPad This Week


The announcement of this program still hangs in the air as Apple is not mentioned about it officially.

Mumbai: Tech giant Apple is rumored to launch a cheaper iPad at its Education event slated to be held in Chicago on Tuesday March 27.

Apple also hinted that these emojis were just a starting point, acknowledging that the potential emojis are "not meant to be a comprehensive list of all possible depictions of disabilities, but to provide an initial starting point for greater representation for diversity within the emoji universe".

But Apple's laptops are significantly more expensive than its iPad, which costs as little as $299 at Apple's education price.

While potentially new hardware will keep us tuned in, Apple will be focusing on the software side of things as well. Apple declined to comment.

Steve Jobs had made education and schools a priority in the early days of the company.

In 2013, Apple announced a $30 million rollout of iPads to students across the Los Angeles Unified School District - a program eventually expected to be worth more than $1 billion to the company.

Apple accounted for 17% of mobile computing shipments to American students in kindergarten through high school, according to Futuresource Consulting. While Macs and iPads make up less than 20% of Apple's sales combined, students and teachers are a key market to drive future purchases.

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It's also why the one device that Apple is most likely to announce on Tuesday is a low-priced iPad, which will be ideal for schools, according to Bloomberg. Apple has a 12 month low of $138.62 and a 12 month high of $183.50. Back in 2013, the iPads made up for more than half of the computing devices that were purchased by schools in the USA, though according to the latest numbers by research firm Futuresource, that number now stands at 19% only-Google's Chromebooks now account for 58% (up from 50% in 2015) while Microsoft now has a 22% share in the education space. The company lost -2.32% to attain the price of $164.94 on 03/23/2018. According to research firm IDC, the market shrank by about 7 per cent in 2017. Apple Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Senior Vice President Riccio Daniel J. has sold 15,641 shares of Apple Inc.

Apple now offers a slew of different education-related software.

Video of the event will be available for viewing later, Apple said. This app also lets students take tests and complete assignments. Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds and its Everyone Can Code curriculum in 2016, both of which are free.

More software is coming.

In its first major product event of the year, Apple will return to its roots in the education market.

The invitation to the Apple media event in Chicago contains a hand-drawn illustration of an Apple logo, adding some weight to Kuo's prediction. But Chicago is the city where Apple announced an expansion of its Everyone Can Code programme to almost 500,000 students last December.

Now Google's Chromebooks are the most used computer in schools. Apple may scorn the idea of "testing machines", but it also must promote the value of the iPad as something far beyond an cheap, fragile e-reader.