9.7-inch iPad is Powerful and Productive
Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil launched today is going after designers and the creative type. Starting at $329, it can be used for sketching ideas and taking down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots with Apple Pencil. It features a large Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality, and provides unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life. The Apple Pencil is available for purchase separately for $99. Schools get a special price and can purchase the iPad starting at $299 (US) and Apple Pencil for $89 (US).
With its crisp large viewfinder for immersive AR experiences, the new iPad is ready for the next generation of AR apps. How so? It comes with a 7-inch Retina Display, A10 Fusion chip the same as the second-generation iPad Pro, 8MP camera w 1080 HD and advanced sensors, including a gyroscope and accelerometer designed for accurate motion tracking.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing said in a press statement,” “iPad is our vision for the future of computing and hundreds of millions of people around the world use it every day at work, in school and for play. This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning.Our most popular and affordable iPad now includes support for Apple Pencil, bringing the advanced capabilities of one of our most creative tools to even more users. This iPad also has the power of the A10 Fusion chip, combined with the big, beautiful Retina display, advanced cameras, and sensors that enable incredible AR experiences simply not possible on other devices.”
Featuring the Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip with 64‑bit desktop-class architecture, delivering 40 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics performance for seamless multitasking and graphics-intensive apps, the new iPad with Apple Pencil also comes equipped with a front- and rear-facing cameras and HD video recording for document scanning, moviemaking, and FaceTime calls.
The sixth generation iPad specifications are as follows:
- 7-inch Retina Display
- A10 Fusion chip – the same as the second-generation iPad Pro
- 8MP camera w 1080 HD
- Facetime HD camera
- Up to 300Mbps LTE
- Compass and GPS
- Touch ID
- Up to 10 hours battery life
- Apple SIM (in higher-end $459 model)
The new iPad is built with aluminum unibody construction and ultrafast wireless that can deliver two times faster cellular data connections, and with Apple SIM, customers can connect to wireless data plans right from their device when traveling in more than 180 countries and regions.