Apple is going to have a spring event in 2018. The event is scheduled to held on March 27, 2018, at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. The aim of the event is to focus on education and to give new ideas for teachers and students.
The last education-related event organized by Apple was in January 2012 in New York City. The event was held to launch digital textbooks.
According to some sources, March event of Apple can be used to launch some of their hardware that is said to be pilling up. The things which will not get released during this Chicago event will be kept for the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference(WWDC) which is going to held on June 4, 2018 in San Jose.
The things we may expect to see during the Chicago event is an updated iPad Pro model. The model will come up with the Face ID technology which can be found on iPhone-X. This iPad Pro is not expected to hit the market until the end of this year. A refresh entry-level 9.7-inch iPad which is launched a year ago is more likely to come this year. It is the best iPad and a perfect iPad for the education market. We can see a refresh processor or new cameras or even new iPad accessories.
The next thing we can expect is the Apple Pencil. Apple Pencil is the best tool, but it is limited to only expensive iPad Pros. According to some reports, Apple may have found a way to introduce this Pencil support to its low-cost iPads in order to support art and graphics-based work at schools.
There is a number of Bluetooth keyboards, but Apple has not made a keyboard for its own. The Apple smart keyboard only works with iPad Pros with the help of the Smart Connector. It is expected that at this event Apple may bring keyboards for the low-cost iPads.
Apple is offering a discount on iPads, Macs, software and services for the education which is said to make company gain its strength in the education market which is leading by Google’s Chromebook platform.