Today, Apple will hold its “Let’s Take a Field Trip” event at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. It’s expected to be a showcase of new products and software that’s geared toward “creative new ideas for students and teachers.”

With Apple’s focus on schools and the education sector this time around, the biggest buzz is around a new iPad Pro and a cheaper entry-level iPad that will reportedly start at the sweet price point of $259. The iPad price drop is a great move for Apple if you ask me and could very well revitalize the iPad market.

This will position the iPad as a more premium choice amidst the onslaught of cheap gadgets like the Amazon Fire, Android tablets and Chromebooks. That $259 price point will be a perfect entry point for students and teachers looking to move into Apple’s premium hardware and software combo.

There are even credible rumors swirling that the entry-level iPad will be compatible with Apple’s Pencil. Judging by the event’s invite freehand calligraphic design, this may very well be the case.

Now frankly, that’s quite exciting! Speaking of iOS, today’s “Let’s Take a Field Trip” event will likewise be the venue for the unveiling of iOS 11.3, the latest major feature update for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch gadgets. Read more from…

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