The 9.7-inch iPad has been the most popular iPad for Apple, bringing countless new users to the walled garden of Apple’s eco-system. This popular iPad has now received a much-needed upgrade, with Apple bringing it up to par with what is expected of Apple’s modern-day large display computer.
The new iPad now has a 10.2-inch display, which is going to be the most notable change. The other big change is the fact that the 7th generation iPad now uses Apple’s 10x fusion chip, paired with an undisclosed amount of RAM. The new iPad is also going to be compatible with the full-sized smart keyboard, making the 7th generation iPad as good as an entry-level laptop, for a fraction of the price, but with better performance and a super manageable form factor.
The 7th generation iPad starts retailing at $329, with students and educational institutes getting a special price of $299. The new iPad will be available starting September 30. Another interesting feature of the 7th generation iPad is the fact that it is made of fully recycled aluminium. Obviously, the new iPad will be running the newest iPadOS, which will bring all of the incredible features of the new operating system to this entry-level tablet from Apple.
It is interesting that Apple took to the stage to announce a new iPad during their September event. Typically, new iPad announcements are reserved for later in October, so an early announcement for the company’s entry-level iPad means that we could be seeing more powerful models, later in October.
The new seventh-generation iPad comes in silver, space gray and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations. The iPad starts at INR 29,900 for the Wi-Fi model and INR 40,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and is available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).
Apple also announced the latest Apple Watch 5 that comes with an Always-On display. You can read all about it, right here. There's also the Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade gaming service announcements here.
|Release Date:||07 Dec 2018|