Apple is in the framework of today’s event, dedicated to education, has introduced a new tablet iPad, which has updated hardware and the stylus support Apple Pencil.
The new iPad is made in the usual form factor and almost no different from last year’s model. The main innovations – the availability of Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset (same as iPhone 7) and the stylus support Apple Pencil (formerly supported only accessory iPad Pro).
Other characteristics of note 9.7-inch Retina display, 32 GB of internal memory, fingerprint scanner Touch ID, FaceTime HD camera, 8 MP main camera, optional LTE modem. Apple promises that the battery life of the new iPad up to 10 hours.
The tablet works under control of iOS 11. On the device preinstalled, updated set of applications that will be useful for educational purposes: Notability, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Microsoft Office. There’s also support for augmented reality applications.
The novelty will be available in three color versions: silver (silver), black (space gray) and gold (gold). Version iPad 32 GB Wi-Fi will cost 329$ for normal buyers and 299$ for schools. A version with LTE modem priced at 459$.
Apple Pencil will have to be bought separately. Its normal price is 99$, for schools it is offered for$ 89. In addition, educational institutions will be increased to 200 GB of cloud storage iCloud.
Also, the presentation showed some accessories for the iPad. Branded Smart cover will be available for$ 39 protected cover with integrated keyboard Logitech Rugged Combo will cost 99$ and the Logitech stylus Crayon – $49.