Apple today quietly updated the old iPad Air 2 with the new iPad. The new 9.7 inch iPad is referred as iPad only without any suffix.
There are hardly any changes when compared to the older iPad Air 2.
The new 9.7 inch iPad comes with Apple A9 processor similar to the iPhone 6s. The older iPad had the A8X chipset which has got upgraded.
However, the bigger change is that the new iPad is cheaper compared to all previous launches.
The new Apple ipad with 32 GB storage and Wifi will cost $329 in the US. The 32 GB variant that comes with cellular and Wifi support comes at $459.
It is not known if Apple has increased the amount of Ram on the device. Oddly, apple has not upgraded the camera and it still comes with 1.3 MP Facetime camera and a 8 Megapixel rear camera.
“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet”. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable,” said Apple exec Phil Schiller in a press statement.
“New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”
Apple has also introduced the new Apple iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus along with the new iPad. Both the devices will go on sale starting 24th March 2017 at 8 :00 am US time. There is no word on the pricing and availability of the devices in India.
We will update as there is some more news from Apple India.