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New 9.7-inch iPad: All that you wish to know about this new tablet

New 9.7-inch iPad

As Apple now has new 9.7 inch iPad, with upgraded sensors and support for the Apple Pencil in Australia, here is all that you wish to know about this new tablet. The new iPad specifications are almost same as the old iPad 9.7 inch only with some slight updates to get better performance. You will find that  the updated sensors on the display now allow for Apple Pencil support and it has the upgraded A10 Fusion chip, the same kind of chip you’d find in the iPhone 7.

Apple unveiled the device at an education-centric event in Chicago in April 2018 and clearly positioned the device as one that schools and educators could use to improve the experience of sitting in a classroom. Apple’s official release also touted “enhanced cameras and advanced sensors, including a gyroscope and accelerometer” that are “designed to support the next generation of AR apps.”

Complete specifications for new iPad are it has iOS 11, comes in dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm with weight 469 g (WIFI), 478g (Cellular). The CPU is Apple A10 Fusion Chip with 64 bit architecture and has memory of 32/128GB. The display you will find with 9.7 inch Retine HD and 2048 X 1536 pixel resolution.  Supports Apple pencil and camera specs are same as old iPad with 8 MP  and 1.2 MP cameras. You will get the color of Silver, Gold, Space Grey of the new iPad at Apple stores and places like JB Hi-Fi  and others.

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New iPad 9.7-inch Pricing

2018’s 9.7-inch iPad is going to set you back $469 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model. Currently, the 2017 model retails at $449 for the same specifications – so the $20 bump for a couple of extra features isn’t unreasonable. However, that doesn’t include the Apple Pencil. That retails for an additional $145. As one of the chief reasons for upgrading right now, that will sting the pocket a bit more, especially if you’re already running one of last year’s models. Schools will be able to grab it for a little cheaper however, with the base model starting at $439 and the Apple Pencil starting at $129.

Apple Pencil

Apple pencil

For the first time, Apple’s entry-level iPad will work with the Apple Pencil digital stylus. Apple said the new iPad would feature the same support for Apple Pencil as the higher end version of the tablet, the iPad Pro. The company also announced it would be building support for the Apple Pencil into new versions of the company’s productivity apps — Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Apple Apple pencil is sold separately for $145.

The new processor

Another major move on the new iPad is the addition of Apple’s A10 Fusion processor. The inclusion of the chip will provide a 40 percent leap in CPU performance and a 50 percent boost in graphics speed over the previous entry-level iPad, which featured the A9 chip, according to Apple. The result should be “seamless multitasking” and capabilities for meeting the needs of graphics-intensive apps, the company said.

The new iPad would feature Apple’s popular Retina display technology. Meanwhile, thanks to an 8-megapixel camera and motion-tracking sensors such as an accelerometer and gyroscope, the new iPad is specially outfitted for use with augmented-reality apps. Other key features include 10 hours of battery life, fast wireless capabilities (up to 300 Mbps over LTE) and support for Touch ID fingerprint recognition for authentication.

iPad for Education

New iPad for education

Apart from the support for drawing and annotating with Apple Pencil,  which should have plenty of applications for classroom activities and homework, the new iPad is also being targeted for use with other new education software. According to Apple  the forthcoming Schoolwork app, will enable teachers to create assignments and view the progress of their students. Features in the Schoolwork app will include an easier method for creating and distributing assignments, called Handouts.

Additionally, Apple said it would provide 200 GB of free storage in iCloud to any student or teacher that has a Managed Apple ID.

School pricing will also stay the same, starting at $439 for the wi-fi-only model for schools. Schools will also be able to buy the Apple Pencil for $129, compared to the typical $145 price.

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