Apple may launch iPad Mini and cheaper iPad by July

Apple is planning to launch an iPad Mini and cheaper entry-level iPad by July, DigiTimes, a Taiwanese website, reported.

Apple has shipped 9.7 million tablets during the third quarter of 2018 to grab 24.4 percent share in the global tablet market, according to Strategic Analytics report.

Apple will launch two entry-level tablets in the first half of 2019. This includes a fifth-generation iPad mini and another entry-level iPad model. The price of the low-cost iPad tablet on flipkart website is Rs 27,000.

The entry-level tablet will be a successor to the 9.7-inch model released last March.

The iPad Mini will be Apple’s first since September 2015.

Apple will use a cheaper screen and enhance the processor of the Mini.

Apple will launch the iPhone 11 in September — with three cameras.

The 9.7 inch Apple iPad with 32 GB model with Wi-Fi only, which is available in India, has Touch ID making unlocking iPad simple and secure. You can also use the 9.7 inch Apple iPad to edit 4K video and play games.

It has a 24.64 cm (9.7 inch) Quad HD Display, 8 MP Primary Camera | 1.2 MP Front, iOS 11, Li-ion Polymer battery and A10 Fusion Chip processor with 64-bit Architecture with embedded M10 coprocessor.

Price remains a key factor in consumer behaviors around PC and Tablet replacement devices and the next several quarters will be interesting as Apple takes a three-tiered approach to iPad Pros alongside the more expensive MacBook lineup, Strategic Analytics said.

Eric Smith, director – Connected Computing at Strategic Analytics said Apple has reached an interesting point as it truly aims to reshuffle the entire computing market with very powerful iPad Pros competing directly against its own notebooks and Windows-based ones.

Chirag Upadhyay, senior research analyst at Strategic Analytics said Samsung’s game has been to make more money regardless of the shipment volume.


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