Apple Unveils Budget-Friendly iPad, Dresses iPhone in Red

Additionally, the new iPad with 32 GB WiFi would be available for Rs 28,900 while the iPad with 32 GB WiFi+Cellular would be available for Rs 39,900.

For the casual user, however, the cheaper iPad should be just fine, as the Pro is geared more toward creative professionals for photo and film editing. If you have an iPad older than the Air 2, this new model will likely represent a major upgrade (we'll have to wait until we test it to pass final judgement, of course). Apple does not include microSD slots in these or any of its smartphones and tablets.

Apple today upgraded the most sought after iPad, including a 9.7-inch bright Retina display and cutting-edge execution at its most reasonable cost effective product, beginning at $329 (US).

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a new patent which reveals that Apple is considering an iPhone Laptop Dock, a device that converts iPhone into a laptop. Apple still sees the iPhone and the Mac as different computing devices that can perform various tasks.

"Pricing is also an outstanding feature of the new iPad, Milanesi said, noting that "$329 for a 9.7-inch device is very aggressive".

A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn't materialise, nor did new versions of existing sizes in the Pro lineup, which is aimed at businesses and creative professionals.

Apple's design in patent FIG. 2 noted above is a MacBook with an iPhone as a trackpad. Gadgets 360 can confirm that new 128GB model of the iPhone SE is priced in India at Rs. 37,200. Apple was the No. 4 smartphone vendor by shipments in mainland China in the fourth quarter, after local players Oppo, Huawei and Vivo, according to IDC, which noted that 2016 was the first time Apple saw a year-on-year decline in mainland China.

Previously, a 32GB version of this mid-size tablet was $399.

With the new development, a percentage of proceeds from every red device sold will go to the group which in turn donates 100 percent of its earnings to the fight against AIDs. The RED coloured iPhone models are expected to hit the Indian markets soon.

Despite the fact that the rumor mill indicated a late-March event with big updates to the iPad Pro was on the horizon, the new iPad was just one of several announcements Apple made yesterday.

  • Arturo Norris