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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)
Touch ID
Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFI 802.11a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
MIMO
Three-axis gyro
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS and GLONASS
AR Support
iOS 11
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.



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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2 Responses

  1. Leon says:

    First off, the event was known in advanced so the announcement was not really sneaked in.

    Second, this is meant for the education market and not for creative professionals. Apple is trailibg behind Google abd Microsoft in this segment.

  2. WOOHOO says:

    It’s not yet available according to the Apple site.

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