In the iPad, most likely, will go in the second quarter of 2018.
Apple is considering issuing affordable 9.7-inch iPad in 2018.
Price of the device should be around $260, that is $70 cheaper than the current iPad.
It is assumed that the release of the budget model will allow Apple to attract new layers of consumers and hold quarterly sales at 10 million units. Apparently, the decision of the American company will cause a new wave of price competition among first tier manufacturers: Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Huawei and Lenovo.
In the iPad, most likely, will go in the second quarter of 2018. As potential buyers of a budget tablet from Apple referred to as consumers of industrial sector and service sector.
The sources noted that Apple is likely to outsource production of a new iPad to power Taiwan’s Compal Electronics, and printed circuit Board of the device will produce Compeq and Unitech Printed Circuit Board. However, all companies refused to comment on their orders or future customers.
Likely, Apple is also preparing in 2018, the new iPad Pro, which will get redesigned with a slim framework and a system of Face ID to recognize user’s face, but will lose home button and fingerprint scanner.