On March 28, Apple has launched new 9.7 inch iPad which is available with Apple Pencil support and all-day battery life, significantly, with comparatively affordable prices – aiming to get into hands of school students.

An Apple a day.. For the tech-Apple most people need, they often require to dent their pockets heavily – but not for the recent launch – the 2018 version 9.7 inch Apple iPad. Yep, there’s a new iPad in the town and it is ‘affordable’. At the Education event held by Apple in California on March 27, the Cupertino-based tech giant announced a new 9.7-inch iPad with a Retina display and all-day battery life. The new iPad comes in an aluminium shell and features Apple’s A10 Fusion Chip which also powers the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus. The processor from Apple is built on a 64-bit architecture and 16nm process technology. It’s a quad-core processor but only two of them are high-performance cores, reaching a clock speed of 2.34GHz.

The new iPad was launched at an ‘educational’ event, which means, it has something to do with students – quite understandably. So yes, Apple iPad 2018 is aimed at classrooms and students, it comes with support for Apple Pencil, which was first introduced with the iPad Pro but in no other iPads. How is that helpful to students? Well, Apple’s new stylus – the Pencil, can employ students for drawing or taking classroom notes and maybe even help with studies and assignments. However, Apple has not designed an entry-level option for the Pencil and it is the same $99 accessory with a slight break for educators.

This 9.7 inch gadget has a price tag of $329 for consumers and $299 for schools. The Pencil will cost additional $99. For schools the cost of Pencil will be $10 less at $89. For India, new iPad with Wi-Fi connectivity will be available at a price tag of Rs 28,000; whereas, the iPad with both Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity will be available for Rs 38,600. In addition, the Apple Pencil will sell for Rs 7,600 in the country from April. You will get three colours — Silver, Space Grey and Gold to pick from – but yes, wait until it is launched in April this year.

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