All the devices Apple might announce at its education event on March 27

All the devices Apple might announce at its education event on March 27
From Mashable - March 17, 2018

On March 27, Apple's holding a special education-focused event at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago.

As always for Apple, the invite is a bit cryptic. "Let's take a field trip," and "join us to hear creative new ideas for teachers and students," the invite reads.

Beyond pushing kids to learn its Swift coding language and to program in general (an initiative CEO Tim Cook champions every chance he gets), what else could Apple have in store? Let's see if we can make a few educated guesses.

The location of the event, a high school, gives us a clue as to who Apple might be targeting for this event.

Whereas Apple and Cook have previously visited schools with younger demographics, the upcoming event could highlight software and hardware aimed at high school students who are beginning the early stages of deciding what type of career they want to take on.

New iPads?

This time last year, Apple announced the "new iPad." Technically, there was nothing really new about this iPad except for the fact that it was more affordable and came with an internal refresh to better support new iOS updates. At $329, it was the lowest price Apple ever attached to a 9.7-inch iPad.

While the 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are undoubtedly the stars of Apple's tablet lineup now, the entry-level iPad could use an update. We'd love to see it get the beefy A10 or A10 Bionic processor, a laminated screen, and improved cameras, all while maintaining its low price.

New iPad Pros are also long overdueit's rumored this year's models might come with even slimmer bezels and Face IDbut Apple will probably save a refresh announcement for WWDC in June.

New Apple Pencil?

Speaking of iPads, what about the tablet's little friend, the Apple Pencil? Apple first introduced its stylus with the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro back in 2015 and it's remained an iPad Pro-only accessory since.

Might Apple finally make the Apple Pencil compatible with all iPad models this year? We would not rule it out completely. I mean, just look at the outline of the Apple logo and cursive tagline in the invite. It sure looks like it's hinting at some kind of hand-written and hand-drawn news to come.

Apple Pencil does not need to be limited to the iPad, either. Apple could easily bring Pencil support to the oversized trackpads on the latest MacBook Pros. And the company already has a patent for such an application.

New MacBook or MacBook Air?

New iPhone?


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