It seems that Apple has decided to win part of the educational market from Google. According to Bloomberg, March 27 at a special event in Chicago, the company will present its most affordable iPad and new software for educational institutions.
The rate of decline
The price of the 9.7-inch iPad introduced a year ago starts at $ 329 for the 32-gigabyte version of the built-in memory. In the early leaks it was reported that the next model would cost even less - from $ 259. Information about the characteristics of the gadget yet, but the design of the invitation to the presentation hints at support for working with the stylus.
Now in the US educational sphere, Chromebooks and Android tablets are leading with a total share of about 60%, another 22% falls on Windows-based laptops, and only 17% on Apple devices. When choosing a device for a school price is crucial, and partners Google and Microsoft have already lowered the bar below $ 200.
In Cupertino is also preparing to replace the MacBook Air cheaper than $ 1000, but insiders report that the laptop will be introduced later this year. Perhaps at the WWDC developer conference.