Just like the model you saw this year, Apple has been rumored to release another 9.7-inch iPad for 2018 and when we say that it is going to be priced competitively, that is definitely an understatement as you will find out.
The 9.7-Inch iPad Model for 2018 Reported to Cost the Buyer $259 for the Base Storage Version
According to DigiTimes, Apple is going to introduce an iPad refresh of the version released this year and featured an A9 SoC. The source claims that the slate is going to cost $259, but that will obviously be for the starting version, which we’re assuming will feature 32GB of onboard storage.
There is also going to be another model, which we feel is going to sport 128GB of internal memory. There are no other accessories that are going to be bundled with the 2018 iPad and it is yet to be confirmed if the Apple Pencil will be compatible with the device.
While we do not have any information related to the hardware, we’re under the impression that the 2018 iPad will feature an A10 Fusion. Just like the SoC present in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it is possible that next year’s iPad will be a powerful slate, but less powerful than the 2017 iPad Pro lineup and less capable than the iPhone X and other models released this year.
Still, if the rumor turns out to be true and the iPad does feature a $259 staring price, the other competitors should have something to worry about because Apple holds the largest market share in tablets. Though it is incapable of engaging in multitasking the same way Windows 10-based machines and Macs are able to do, it will still able to hold its own when taking on products of its own class.
Will you be upgrading to the 2018 iPad when it officially releases? What do you think of the starting price? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments.
News Source: DigiTimes