Apple will be heading towards Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep school for its March 27 launch event. Before the event, Apple’s online store went offline as it will be preparing for the Field trip event. The Apple store page wrote, “We will be back.” The page informed that the company is busy preparing the App store and this indicates that Apple will be adding some new items to its product lineup very soon.
The main contender for the new product will be the new, low-cost Apple iPad that is expected to be launched in the upcoming event at the Chicago school. Reports say that Apple’s new event will be education-focused and the company will most probably launch new low-cost iPads and the Apple Pencil support for the iPads. Apple’s iPads sell more than its Mac computers, because of their importance in education sector or market.
But, in recent years, the introduction of low-priced Google Chromebooks and Microsoft Windows laptops have affected the sales of iPads significantly. So, Apple has decided to refresh its iPads by making them more education-friendly and also making the iPads available at a cheaper rate. It is expected that Apple’s upcoming low-cost iPads will come embedded with Apple Pencil and this indicates that Apple is again trying to dominate the education market through its low-cost, education-focused iPads.
Also at the event, Apple may launch new software and services supporting the students and educators. Apple has said that the event that will be held at the Chicago High School will be education-focused and will feature creative new ideas for students and teachers.
On March 27, the Field Trip presentation at the Chicago High school will begin at 11 am. eastern time. Hence, it can be expected that the Apple store will be updated and go online with the new products 1-2 hours after the launch event. There will be no live streaming of the March 27 launch event of Apple. Usually, Apple hosts WWDC in June and iPhone vents in September. So, Apple organizing an event in the month of March surprised the tech experts. Introduction of Apple Pencil stylus in the low-cost iPads will be the main highlight of the event.