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If you’ve always wanted an Apple iPad but the high price has scared you away, it’s your lucky day. It seems Apple may be launching a low-cost iPad to make it more accessible for students and people who are on a budget, and this is seriously music to our ears.

According to Bloomberg Technology, Apple is set to launch the new low-cost iPad (as well as brand new educational software) at an event at Chicago’s Lane Technical College Prep High School later this month.

The low-cost iPad and other soon-to-launch products are an effort to attract more students and educators to the Apple brand and away from Microsoft, which has become popular in colleges and high schools all over the country because of its more accessible price point. In fact, Apple has promised that it will be offering “creative new ideas for teachers and students” at the event.

So what’s the deal with the new low-cost iPad?

Unfortunately, we don’t have much information about it yet, including its price, so it sounds like all that information may not be revealed until the event happens on March 27th. We’re dying of suspense over here, but at least the wait will be a short one.

Is this it, Apple? Is the day coming when we can finally get an iPad without breaking the bank? At the moment, the cheapest iPad is priced at $329, so we’re really rooting for an under-$200 version. Pretty please?

We can’t wait to find out what the company has in store at the event, especially since we have months to go before any announcements about the new iPhones are made. Our fingers are crossed that the low-cost iPad is in our budget — and comes in rose gold. Honestly, is that too much to ask?