Apple’s education event: What we did not get

Apple’s education event in Chicago saw the unveiling of a new low-cost iPad and a bunch of software initiatives for students. The new iPad apparently took the center stage on Tuesday, with support for Apple Pencil and new education-related apps. Apple was previously rumored to show off a lot more things at its event like new MacBook, iPhone SE 2, and HomePod updates.

In this article, we have compiled a list of what we did not get at Apple’s education event. Tech experts say that Apple is planning to introduce a lot of new things at its annual WWDC event in June. Let’s wait and see.

Apple’s education event and what we did not get

  1. A cheaper MacBook

We have heard rumors that Apple has been working on a low-cost MacBook laptop for years, and the company is now ready to launch the machine. Sources claimed that a cheaper MacBook would make its debut at Apple’s education event, but it was nowhere to be found.

Tech experts say that Apple is planning to unveil its first low-cost MacBook Air at its WWDC event. The upcoming machine will target students and schools, and compete directly with Google Chromebooks this year.

Rumors say that a low-cost MacBook might feature the same design as its predecessor, but include internal upgrade like faster processor and better graphics card.

  1. iPhone SE 2

The original iPhone SE failed to live up with expectations when it launched back in 2016. However, Apple’s 4-inch iPhone becomes one of the hottest items in emerging markets, which hints at a possible release of the SE 2.

Rumors claim that Apple has been working on the second generation SE for months. The SE 2 is expected to come with slight upgrades over the original model and carry an affordable price tag. Some recent report claim that the iPhone SE 2 will mainly target emerging markets like India and Brazil this year.

Tech expert say that Apple has no plan to unveil a new iPhone in March, instead focusing on software updates and student discount programs. This means that iPhone SE 2 might make its debut at this year’s WWDC event in June.

  1. iPhone X in new colors

The iPhone X is among the best smartphones you can get right now. With the X, Apple has a daring change, which lies in the removal of the LCD display panel. The iPhone X is now available in Silver and Space Gray and we are expecting to see more from Apple.

We heard rumors that Apple is planning to announce new colors of iPhone X to boost sales performance. Sources say that a Blue Gold iPhone X will make its debut alongside new iPhones in September.

  1. AirPod charging case

Last year, Apple unveiled its first wireless charging case alongside Apple Watch 3 and new iPhone models. The Cupertino company claims that the charging pad will come out in 2018, but release date remains unclear.

Rumors said that Apple would announce an official price and release date for its charging pad at its March event. However, it seems that we need to wait longer to lay our hands on the charging pad.

  1. Apple Watch and HomePod software updates

Earlier this year, Apple officially launched its smart speaker, HomePod to the public following the September launch event. Rumors say that Apple would release new software updates to its Apple Watch and HomePod at its education event. However, nothing showed up on Tuesday.

Also read: 2018 iPad: Everything we know so far

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