Apple at the Creative Education event in Chicago has introduced a new refreshed 9.7-inches iPad with Apple Pencil support. The new iPad is powered by the A10 Fusion chip which is used on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The new Apple iPad features familiar hardware, it sports a 9.7-inch Retina display.
With Apple Pencil support, the documentation app, Pages is now compatible with “Smart Annotation” which essentially lets users scribble over a file. Furthermore, the new iPad features Touch ID, an HD FaceTime camera, 10 hours of battery life, an 8-megapixel rear camera which can record 1080p videos, LTE option. The iBooks author app lets Teachers stitch digital books together. It runs on iOS 11.
Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018) specifications
- 9.7 inch (2048×1536 pixels) Fully laminated Retina Display with 264 ppi, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Supports Apple Pencil
- A10 Fusion chip with M10 coprocessor motion coprocessor
- 32/128GB variants
- Touch ID fingerprint sensor
- iOS 11
- 8 MP 1080p camera, f/2.4 aperture, Panorama (up to 43MP)
- 1.2MP HD front-facing FaceTime HD camera, f/2.2 aperture
- 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2
- Dimensions: 240x 169.5x 7.5mm; Weight: 469g (WiFi) / 478g (WiFi + Cellular)
- 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
The new iPad 9.7 comes in Silver, Gold and Space Gray colors and is priced at $329 (Rs. 21,330 approx.) for consumers and $299 (Rs. 19,385 approx.) for schools without any add-ons. New models will be available to order from today and shipping will start this week. There’s also a new accessory, the Logitech Crayon stylus which is priced at $49 (Rs. 3,180 approx.) and a new rugged keyboard case. The Apple pencil comes with a price tag of $89 (Rs. 5,770 approx.) for students and for everyone else, it costs $99 (Rs. 6,420 approx.).
It will launch in India through Apple Authorized Resellers in April starting at Rs. 28000 for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and Rs. 38600 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Apple Pencil is available for purchase separately for Rs. 7600.