An Apple event focused on education is coming soon, and many are speculating as to what we might see announced or discussed during the conference. Many are expecting we’ll see a new iPad announced at the Apple Education event – making it easier for students and teachers to get hands on the gear they need to teach and learn. Add to that a cheaper MacBook on the way, and it’s shaping up to be a good time to be a student.
This new information comes from sources cited by Bloomberg. The sources didn’t give us a good sense of the features we’ll see from the new iPad, but we do believe that we’ll see better performance – perhaps upgrading from the A9 processor currently in place with existing hardware. Since this education event is focused on education, it’s also possible that the new iPad will feature support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard – features currently reserved for the more expensive iPad Pro. If Apple is able to offer the new iPad and cheaper MacBook at prices that are more accessible and with better features that are fine-tuned to the needs of educators, they may see a more significant adoption of their products at the elementary, middle, and high school level.