Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Rumor: Apple planning an inexpensive iPad for 2018

According to DigiTimes Research, Apple is planning a 9.7-inch iPad for next year that will cost about $259. 

Quoting unnamed “sources from related upstream suppliers,” the research group says that the tablet will be designed to “attract more demand from price-oriented consumers, allowing Apple to maintain its present 10 million-unit tablet shipments a quarter.”

Chances the rumor is true, per the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 50%. The current (non-Pro) iPad starts at $329; I can’t see Apple lowering the price below $299.

Dennis Sellers
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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.