Apple’s all-new 9.7-inch iPad (2018) is now available for purchase in India. The new iPad was introduced at an education event held by Apple earlier this month. Aimed at educational use, the new 9.7-inch iPad comes with a number of improvements under the hood, and most importantly, gains support for the Apple Pencil to allow for creativity. Although it is positioned as a tool for educators, its use cases go beyond just classrooms. Here’s a look at the pricing and specifications of the new 9.7-inch iPad (2018).
Apple 9.7-inch iPad pricing
The iPad is available in color choices of silver, space gray, and a new gold version. As other iPads, there’s a Wi-Fi only model and a Wi-Fi + Cellular version of the new iPad. The Wi-Fi only model with 32GB internal storage is priced at Rs 28,000, while the 128GB version will cost you Rs 35,700.
The Wi-Fi + Cellular model is priced at Rs 38,600 for the 32GB capacity and Rs 46,300 for the 128GB capacity. This makes the new iPad the most affordable from the segment. The Apple Pencil is an added accessory and can be purchased separately at Rs 7,600.
The new iPad model is listed on the official Apple India website. You can consider purchasing it via authorized retail stores. On Flipkart, the device is listed as coming soon. So we can expect it to be available in a few days’ time.
Apple 9.7-inch iPad specifications
In terms of specifications, the new iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display. It is powered by the A10 fusion chip, and comes with TouchID. The iPad is equipped with a FaceTime HD camera, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with support for 1080p video recording.
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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. It comes with 200GB of free iCloud storage. It runs iOS 11.3 out-of-the-box.
With support for Apple Pencil, students will be able to easily navigate, create, or publish content than before. The new iPad comes with a Dock feature which essentially provides easy access to frequently used apps and documents. Other features include Split View, Drag and Drop support, and a new classroom software and a creative curriculum called ‘Everyone Can Create’. There’s also a new free app called ‘Schoolwork’ which comes pre-loaded to the new iPad.