Last week we wrote about Apple’s announcement that the company had been working on a new more affordable iPad. Today Apple finally introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support that is now available to pre-order.
According to the official information, the new device includes 8-megapixel rear camera, LTE option, Touch ID, an HD FaceTime camera, Apple’s A10 Fusion chip and 10 hours of battery life.
Even though the tablet is labelled as “low-cost”, it will cost you $329 and $299 if you’re a student or a teacher. Note that Apple Pencil is not included with the new iPad and will cost an extra $99 for consumers and $89 for schools.
The Verge reports that “the new iPad will be a key addition to Apple’s lineup as it seeks to fight back against Google’s Chromebooks.” The source also reports that Chromebooks are now dominating classrooms with nearly 60 percent of shipments in the US.
Are you excited to test out the new Apple iPad? Let us know what you think.
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