Apple proposes 13 new emoji to represent people with disabilities

Apple's submitted its proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the organisation which reviews requests for new emoji characters, Apple wishes to receive 13 new emojis which cover a wide spectrum of disabilities. Kuo is expecting very strong demand for the new tablet that's banking on Apple Pencil compatibility to attract consumers in the educational and commercial markets. The Apple logo on the press invite seems to be made using classical swashes.

"Apple's new low-priced 9.7-inch iPad may include support for the Apple Pencil, according to a new note to investors shared this morning by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo". Since the current Apple Pencil costs $100, it is hoped that Apple is releasing a lower-cost pencil.

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"If they can bring the price of the pencil down, I can see plenty of schools adopting this". Still, demand for tablets is weak.

Previous rumors claimed Apple was going to launch a $259 budget iPad this year as an attempt to win back customers in the education sector, most of whom have gone over to either Google or Microsoft for their technology needs - at least in terms of classroom devices, that is.

It has been speculated that the new handset of Apple will include innovative features, including Face ID feature. It will basically be like a much-larger version of the iPhone X, which everybody isn't happy about. Then in June, 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch Pros were launched. Apple's last big notebook update was in 2016, when it debuted the new MacBook with a customizable Touch Bar.

Naturally, a lot of people were happy with the news and took to Twitter to praise the tech giant.

In an invitation to the Chicago event, Apple said it will introduce "creative new ideas for teachers and students". That has never been confirmed, but considering we're once again seeing a prediction and there was some relatively reliable information late past year, it's certainly possible we'll see a 2020 release of a foldable phone following the iPhone 11. A cheaper iPad will most certainly help Apple achieve its classroom ambitions, especially since price plays a major role for students who may already be spending a lot of school supplies and textbooks in the first place.

Vanessa Coleman