Apple Launches New 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil Support
Today Apple has launched The new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil gives users the ability to be even more creative and productive, from sketching ideas and jotting down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots. The new Apple iPad features familiar hardware, it sports a 9.7-inch large Retina display powered by the A10 Fusion chip.
The iPad (2018) runs on the Apple A10 Fusion SoC, 9.7-inch Retina (2048×1536 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 264ppi, Apple Pencil support, rear camera 8-megapixel f/2.4 and front camera 1.2-megapixel f/2.2 aperture FaceTime HD camera, 4G LTE (on the Wi-Fi + Cellular model), Bluetooth v4.2, and A-GPS (on the Wi-Fi + Cellular model), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Sensors on board include the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the Home Button, apart from an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, and a 3-axis gyroscope. RAM and battery specifications have not been detailed by Apple.
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The new iPad is priced starting at $299 (Rs. 19,400) for schools, and $329 (Rs. 21,300) for consumers. This gives it the same price as the previous 9.7-inch iPad, which had the same reduced pricing for schools as well. In India, pricing is very similar to the last generation. The 32GB iPad (2018) Wi-Fi model has been priced at Rs. 28,000, while the 32GB iPad (2018) Wi-Fi + Cellular model has been priced at Rs. 38,600. The Apple Pencil will be available for purchase separately at Rs. 7,600. Smart covers for the iPad are priced at Rs. 3,400.
The new iPad is available to order beginning today and will arrive in stores later this week in more than 25 countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the US. India, Russia, Thailand, and Turkey. More countries and regions will follow in April, with South Korea and others coming in May.