As expected, Apple launched a new iPad with a slightly lower price tag. However, it is still expensive than the Chromebook used by the schools in the U.S. In India, the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad costs Rs. 28,000 for Wi-Fi only variant and Rs. 38,600 for the Wi-Fi + LTE variant. The company also added the Pencil support for this 9.7-inch iPad and it will be sold separately for Rs. 7,600. The new iPad will be available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray color options.
It comes powered by the A10 Fusion chipset that is used in the iPhones launched in 2016. The new iPad comes with an Aluminum body with sleek design and massive bezels. It sports a 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. While the base variant comes with 32GB of internal storage, there is also a 128GB storage variant. The new iPad runs on the latest iOS 11 out of the box and will offer 200GB iCloud storage for teachers and students in the U.S.
The home button on the bottom also comes with Touch ID support. Talking about the cameras, there s an 8MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera with f/2.2 aperture. Coming to the sensors, Apple has included 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, and an ambient light sensor. It is backed by the 32.4Wh battery as seen on last year’s 9.7-inch iPad. The company mentioned the new iPad to last up to 10 hours of surfing the web or watching videos.
It measures 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm and weighs 469 grams. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a lighting port. There are also down-firing stereo speakers. As of now, there is no word on the availability details of the new 9.7-inch iPad in India.