Apple is readying a new, budget iPad, with rumours pointing towards its unveiling at a special event being held this week in Chicago.
Thew 9.7–inch tablet is said to feature Apple Pencil support. The stylus has until now only worked with top–end iPad Pro models.
Reports in the U.S suggest the device will cost $279, which will likely translate to £259 in the UK. The current, standard iPad costs £339.
Apple is holding a special ‘Let’s take a field trip event’ at a Chicago school on 27th March.
The cheaper iPad is said to be targeted at schools, where Google Chromebooks have cornered the market thanks to their affordability.
The California company is also rumoured to be working on a new iPad Pro range, which drops the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in favour of facial scanning, with a launch expected during its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June.
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The ‘field trip’ event could also see Apple unveil new iPhone 8 and iPhone X colour options.
A report earlier this month suggested a Blush Gold edition is in the offing, too.