At an Education event in Chicago last month, Apple introduced the new, affordable iPad aimed at young learners. With more than 200,000 apps made for education, the new iPad also comes with support for Apple Pencil. The new 9.7-inch Pad (2018) is now up for pre-orders on Flipkart. While the release date for the new iPad is set for April 25, Flipkart is promising tentative delivery date of April 26.
Apple 9.7-inch iPad (2018) price in India and availability
The new 9.7-inch iPad will be offered in two storage variants and four models. The Wi-Fi only 32GB model is priced at Rs 28,000, whereas the 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 37,500. The Wi-Fi + Cellular variants, on the other hand, will set you back by Rs 38,600 for the 32GB storage variant, and Rs 46,300 for the 128GB variant.
Flipkart is also offering exchange offer where you can exchange your old smartphone, and get up to Rs 16,000 discount on buying the new 9.7-inch iPad. Axis Bank Buzz credit card users can get an extra five percent discount (maximum of Rs 200). No cost EMI offers starting at Rs 3,112 for a tenure of nine months are also available.
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Apple 9.7-inch iPad (2018) specifications and features
Talking about specifications, the new iPad flaunts a 9.7-inch Retina display running at a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, and a pixel density of 264ppi. It is powered by Apple’s A10 fusion chipset, and comes with TouchID support for biometric authentication. The iPad is equipped with a FaceTime HD camera, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with support for 1080p video recording. Apple is promising up to 10 hours of battery life with the new iPad. Other features include up to 300 Mbps LTE support, gyroscope, GPS, and compass.
As mentioned above, the new 9.7-inch iPad is also compatible with Apple Pencil, but it does not come included in the package. You will have to shell out Rs 7,600 extra to buy one. The iPad is also compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard, but even that will set you back by Rs 12,000.