Apple is planning to release several lower priced devices this year including a new HomePod, MacBook Air, iPad, and iPhone, reports the Economic Daily.
Corroborating a report
from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, WitsView Research Vice President Qiu Yubin said yesterday that a new 13-inch MacBook Air will cost between $799 and $899, that's down from the current base model MacBook Air which costs $999.
Yubin notes that last year's lower priced 9.7-inch iPad helped Apple reverse a decline in iPad sales. The company is expected to release a new inexpensive 9.7-inch iPad
in 2018 for around $259.
For the iPhone, Apple is expected to release a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone
this fall which should be priced lower than the $1000 iPhone X. Additionally, there have been rumors of a new iPhone SE in May or June
; however, those have been disputed
Finally, it's said that Apple is planning a lower priced HomePod for release in the second half of 2018. The new smart speaker will purportedly cost between $150 and $200. This might help it better compete against Amazon's lineup of Echo devices.
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