Apple purportedly ditches plans for low-cost iPad with plastic body

Apple has ditched plans launch a low-cost iPad with a plastic body and a plastic keyboard included in the box for below US$500, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman in his latest “Power On” newsletter.

“The idea was seemingly abandoned, but that was probably Apple’s only real hope of ever giving Chromebooks a run for their money in most schools,” he wrote. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.