Upcoming Low-Cost iPad May Includes Apple Pencil Support, As Apple Won't Be Live Stream The March 27 Event Next Week

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo rolled out a report that Apple's new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad may includes Apple Pencil support in order to differentiate the lower-cost iPads from competing low-cost Android tablets. Kuo believes 9.7-inch iPad shipments will account for more than 70 percent of all iPad shipments in 2018.

There's clearly a speculation that the cheaper iPad to support Apple Pencil, as the Spring education event invitation includes an Apple Pencil sketched company logo. For now, 9.7-inch iPad model, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and both versions of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro devices are capable of supporting Apple Pencil.

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In the meantime, Apple has just confirmed that it will not be live stream for the March 27 education-focused event set to take place at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, according to Events app on the Apple TV, which says that a video will be uploaded later in the day.

Base on recent rumors, the company likely to release a new cheaper iPad for schools, the tablet could priced as low as $249. Apple is also said to launch new low-cost MacBook that costs below $1000, even through Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said on Friday that the laptops are still in the works.

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Other products that might unveil in the event including the AirPower wireless charging mat, AirPods charging case, iPhone X in Blush Gold color, or even an second-generation iPhone SE that brings speed bumps. Software side, the tech-giant will be releasing iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, macOS 10.14.3, as well as tvOS 11.3.

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