Apple is preparing an affordable iOS iPad 2018


Apple without a special event, About 10 months ago unexpectedly presented an affordable tablet iPad 2017 ( details below), which became a kind of resurrection of the iPad Air. Digitimes, referring to its sources close to the suppliers of components, said that the company from Cupertino next year is going to submit a new version with a price tag of $ 259. 

Its announcement should take place in the second quarter of 2018, and the main target audience for it, Apple allegedly sees the industrial sector and the service sector. It is reported that the new tablet will be manufactured by Compal Electronics, and the motherboards by Compeq and Unitech Printed Circuit Board (all these companies declined to comment on these rumours). 

Affordable iPad 2018

The new “budget” iPad can provoke a new wave of price opposition in the stagnant market of tablets, as well as correct the unsatisfactory sales statistics of “apple” tablets. Technical data NOT YET RELEASED,

This year Apple unexpectedly.. introduced a new iPad. Its name is simple and concise – the iPad, without the prefix Pro or Air. This is a kind of budget solution for those who are not suitable for some reason iPad Pro 9.7. The device received a 9.7 “display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, an A9 chipset (such is installed in the iPhone 6S), an 8-megapixel main camera, a 2.1-megapixel self-recording module with HD video recording, a fingerprint reader, Touch ID and the current version of iOS.The novelty is represented by three colors (silver, gold and “gray space”) and two editions, depending on the amount of internal memory – 32 and 128 GB.

Technical specifications of Apple iPad: 

  • Network: GSM / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), UMTS / HSPA (850/900 / 1700-2100 / 1900/2100 MHz), LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
  • Platform (at the time of announcement): iOS 10
  • Display: capacitive, 9.7 “, 2048 x 1536 points, 264 ppi, IPS
  • Camera: 8 megapixels, f / 2.4, autofocus, video recording 1080p @ 60fps and Slow-mo 1080p @ 120fps
  • Additional camera: 1.2 megapixel, f / 2.2, video recording 720p @ 30fps
  • Processor: Apple A9
  • Built-in Memory: 32/128 GB
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • GPS and GLONASS (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
  • nanoSIM (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
  • Lightning
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, light sensor, digital compass
  • Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 469 g (Wi-Fi) and 478 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular)


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