If you recall last year in the month of June, Apple launched iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9 tablets which are one of the most high end tablet till date. Even today we haven’t seen any Android tablet that can beat or at least stand with these iPads. It’s been almost a year since Apple has launched a new iPad. Now today, they did it. But wait, don’t consider it as a 2018 iPad. It’s just a smaller sized variant of last year’s iPad Pro. So let’s have a look at them.
This is the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 which is launched at an event in Chicago. This event was an educational event, so Apple considered this tablets mainly for educational purpose. As the name suggests this iPad sports a 9.7 inch Retina display with the resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 264 ppi. This comes with Apple’s own A10 Fusion processor along with PowerVR Series7XT Plus GPU. This is the same CPU and GPU that’s used in last year’s Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It has two storage variants i.e. 32GB and 128GB, no information about RAM but assume it to be 3GB. It has 8MP Rear Camera with f2.4 lens, video stabilisation, and slow-motion 1080p video recording at 120fps. The front camera is a 1.2MP shooter with f2.2 lens. It runs on latest iOS 11 out of the box. It has a 32.4 Wh battery capacity. Regarding connectivity options the WiFi model has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The Cellular model has these three options along with 4G LTE.
Now coming to the USP of this iPad is it’s support for Apple Pencil. This Pencil is like the S-Pen by Samsung which makes the work more productive. With this Pencil users can note down quick notes, make tables, photo editing, and many other things. Another interesting thing here is the support for Augmented Reality, which will be very joyful at playtime and helpful for studies & learning. There will be support for Apple TouchID as well. It will be available in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold colour options.
Pricing and Availability :
- 32GB WiFi variant is priced at INR 28,000 /-
- 32GB Cellular variant is priced at INR 38,600 /-
- Apple Pencil is priced at INR 7,600 /-
- It will be available in India from April, no specific date is available.
- It is already available in almost all major markets for Apple.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. What are your thoughts on this new iPad Pro ? Do let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.