Surprise! Apple unveiled a newer, bigger iPad
Apple has unveiled their 7th-generation iPad and
it’s going to begin shipping on September 30th.
This new model comes with a 10.2 inch 2160×1620 “Retina”
display. The older model size is a 9.7-inch display.
Don’t get too excited for the new model though, as this
newer release also features an A10 Fusion chip, which is the same chip used for
the existing 6th-gen iPad.
The A10 Fusion chip is the same chip that was first
introduced with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, so this iPad, while bigger,
doesn’t come with a performance upgrade.
The design is similar to other models, but features a more
substantial bezel. Apple states that the tablet will get up to 10 hours of
battery life, and comes with either 32GB or 128GB of storage.
There are some definite upsides to this newer model,
though. The new iPad will come with Apple’s forthcoming iPadOS update. That
will give the device a more robust multitasking system.
The 7th-gen iPad will also be able to connect to
thumb drives and SD cards. In addition, it will work with Apple’s Smart
Keyboard attachment and the first-gen model of the Apple Pencil stylus.
This new iPad starts shipping out on September 30th
and will retain the $329 starting price of the previous 6th-gen
iPad. Education customers can get the new iPad for the discounted rate of $299.
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