Apple unveils New 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support
While people were watching the announcement of Huawei’s latest P-series devices (The P20 and P20 Pro), Apple sneaked in a launch of their own. In an event in Chicago, the well-renowned tech brand unveiled their newest 9.7-inch iPad. It sports a familiar 9.7-inch screen along with some beefy specs.
The new iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina Display, Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, 32 or 128GB of Internal Storage, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.2MP HD front camera, and iOS 11. Perhaps the biggest changes, apart from the bump in a few specs, is the support for Apple Pencil and the inclusion of Augmented Reality (AR).
Users of the new iPad will now be able to take advantage of mobile writing and drawing with the addition of the Apple Pencil support. Especially graphic artists and content creators. Then there’s AR, which is always a fun and engaging feature to have.
Contrary to previous a leak from Evan Blass, which he has now deleted, this iPad is still very much rocking a home button. That or Apple is brewing another model that is without that circular button we’ve been so accustomed to.
Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) key specs:
9.7-inch Retina display @ 2048×1536, 264 ppi
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Apple Pencil Support
Apple A10 Fusion chip
32GB , 128GB internal storage models
8MP f/2.4 rear camera
1.2MP HD Facetime camera
Nano-SIM (Cellular Models)
LTE 4G (Cellular models only)
Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFI 802.11a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS and GLONASS
Built-in 32.2Whr Battery
Silver, Space Gray, Gold
Apple’s new iPad 9.7-inch is now available at their online website and has a starting price of Php 20,990. You can check out the listings here.