Apple has refreshed its lowest cost iPad to compete better in the market for classroom computers. The new iPad supports Pencil and there are other softwares which are specially designed for schools. This new tablet looks exactly like the previous 9.7 inch iPad and most of the upgrades are under the hood including improved performance and better battery life.


Apple’s new iPad with focus on education comes with TouchID on the front and there is an 8MP rear camera and 1.2 MP FaceTime camera on the front as well. Apple will also offer this in an LTE option and the company is promising 10 hours of battery life for the same.  In Terms of processor the new 9.7 inch iPad is powered by Apple’s Latest processor A10 Fusion chip which will make it easier to run AR apps and use the iOS 11 multitasking features.

Here are the full specs of the New iPad

Weight: 469g

Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm

Screen size: 9.7-inch

Resolution: 2048 x 1536

Power: A10 Fusion Chip

OS: iOS 11

Storage: 32GB/128GB

Rear camera: 8MP

Front camera: 1.2MP Facetime HD

Battery: up to 10 hours

Touch ID, Pencil Support, up to 300Mbps LTE

Additionally, Apple also showcased a Logitech Crayon, which is priced at $49. Just like the Apple Pencil, the Logitech Crayon will also work with the iPad.

Apart from that the new iPad will be available with the app for teachers called Schoolwork. Its free app which lets teachers send documents as handouts and organise upcoming assignments. The app also allows teachers to assign specific task and monitor the progress when they complete it. The app also allows teachers to see the usage of the students iPad as in what are they doing on those iPads.

Apple’s new iPad will be priced at Rs 28,000 in India for the 32GB version. The 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model will have a price Rs 38,600. The new iPad will be available here from April.

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