Apple to Introduce Lower Priced HomePod, MacBook Air, iPad, and iPhone This Year [Report]

Posted March 7, 2018 at 6:19pm by iClarified · 8853 views

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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