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As expected, Apple has unveiled a highly affordable iPad at the “Field Trip education event.” Looking at the new iPad features, price and specs, I can firmly say that the tablet is primed to win over students.
With small form-factor, the newly introduced iPad looks pretty impressive. One of the biggest features of the tablet is the support for Apple Pencil.
New iPad 2018 Features, Price, Specs, and Release Date
“iPad is our vision for the future of computing and hundreds of millions of people around the world use it every day at work, in school and for play. This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing.
The iPad 2018 doesn’t boast a new design. It looks pretty similar to the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
It also has more advance Touch ID that allows them to securely authenticate app, make a purchase and even unlock the device with ease.
The tablet sports an ultra-lightweight design. It weighs just one pound. Students would have no problem in carrying the iPad.
Apple’s new tablet can deliver up to 10 hours of long battery life after being fully juiced up. For normal use, it should be sufficient. Though it would have been better had there been more battery life.
200GB Storage Free
Apple offers up to 200GB free iCloud storage on the new iPad. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the tablet and I think it’s going to attract a lot of users.
It has 8 MP rear camera, which would be great for snapping photos and recording videos. Kids would love to use the powerful camera to scan objects.
With the smart FaceTime camera onboard, they will enjoy chatting with friends and loved ones.
The iPad is powered by A10 Fusion chip that makes it highly efficient and fast. Thanks to the powerful processor, students can watch videos and play games to their heart’s liking. It also has LTE, GPS, Compass options.
Apple Pencil Support
Finally, Apple Pencil support comes with the smaller iPad. Young learners will love creating masterpieces. It has same tilt as well as pressure sensing as the more powerful iPad Pro. Moreover, students will get $ 10 discount on Apple Pencil.
The iPad also works with Logitech case and keyboard. Logitech Crayon pencil, which works with the tablet, has been priced at $ 49.
Enormously Helpful Apps
New versions of Pages, Numbers, Keynote are compatible with the pencil. All three iWork apps are available for free on the iPad.
Focus on Education Like Never Before
The tech giant announced that the already existing iOS “Classroom” app is going to arrive on Mac, starting with a beta this June. The company has also introduced “cloud-based” app named Schoolwork to allow teachers to assign handouts as well as track progress of their students.
Apps will be integrated with Schoolwork through Apple’s ClassKit API. It will be available for teachers starting from June. Apple has also announced “Apple Teacher” professional learning program which will be available online. It’s designed to help teachers build skills, chart their progress and also launch new lesson plans.
They can earn badges shaped like gold stars that will encourage them to continue to give their best.
Students can take the full advantage of AR to make learning or research more creative. For instance, they can look at an environment on a table. E.g., building a dam and get to know how it impacts the river!
The tablet has been priced at $ 329 for consumers. It’s available for just $ 299 for schools.
9.7-inch iPad 2018 Release Date
The new iPad is available from today and ready to ship from this week.
That’s pretty much it!
Even though iPad already enjoys huge popularity among students, Apple has decided to make further inroads in this customer segment to bolster the sales of the tablet.
While the entire tablet market seems to be going off the handle due to lackluster sales, iPad sales have always been on the higher side. And I believe, this move is going to prove extremely decisive in ramping up the sales of the iPad.
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