Apple is likely to launch an $799-899 MacBook Air and $150-200 HomePod later this year: Report

tech2 News Staff

It seems like Apple may be working towards a launch OF cheaper versions of four of its major products.

Apple logo. Reuters.

Apple logo. Reuters.

According to a report by Economic Daily News from Taiwan, the technology giant is likely to launch cheaper versions of the iPhone, MacBook Air, iPad and the HomePod sometime this year.

The translated report adds that Apple is likely to launch a 9.7-inch iPad for a price of about $259 to target its rivals in an attempt to increase its market share. This is in line with a report from back in December 2017 that said the same thing. This could revive the tablet market, especially since Apple is the tablet market.

The company may also be looking at a 6.1-inch iPhone in the $649 to $749 range. The cheaper MacBook Air may be priced anywhere between $799 and $899. According to a recent report, this affordable variant of the MacBook Air should boost the MacBook shipments by 10-15 percent in a year. Last but not the least, the company may also launch a $150-$200 HomePod to compete in a market already dominated by Amazon's Echo devices and Google's Google Home devices.

One thing to note here is that all the prices in the report by Economic Daily News are mere estimates.

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