Could USB-C on the entry level iPad threaten a portion of the Android tablet market?

In line with the workforce at 9to5Mac, a supply has offered them with info pointing to the subsequent entry-level iPad having USB-C. Whereas this isn’t surprising, given the iPad Professional, Air and Mini all have it, bringing USB-C to the entry-level additionally removes a barrier to entry for a lot of potential patrons.

This yr, Apple has been engaged on extra important upgrades for its cheaper iPad. Data seen by 9to5Mac reveals that the brand new Tenth-generation iPad (codenamed J272) will function a USB-C port as an alternative of Lightning.

Whereas it will depend on a couple of elements, this provides a whole lot of performance to the iPad that beforehand was solely out there on the — far costlier — iPad Professional. This contains exterior (not Apple-specific) equipment, greater information speeds and exterior shows.

The present entry-level Samsung tablets are round $350, then leap to $550 and up. This makes the iPad a remarkably engaging possibility in comparison with equally specced gadgets.

Whereas there isn’t but a transparent indication of precisely when the brand new iPad will launch, it’s going to occur. This leaves a couple of questions, assuming the iPad worth stays the identical:

  • Will the brand new iPad with USB-C make a dent within the Android pill market?
  • Will the Pixel Pill be the saviour?
  • or will it’s too late?
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