An Affordable 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support

Posted by Kirhat | Thursday, April 05, 2018 | | 0 comments »

iPad With Pencil Support
Apple recently held a press conference in Chicago. And the company unveiled a brand new device — well, sort of. Apple is going to sell a brand new 9.7-inch iPad that works with the Apple Pencil.

Before that event, only (more expensive) iPad Pro models could take advantage of the Pencil. The company said that the new iPad would be the most affordable iPad yet. Apple hasn't shared any price yet. Current 9.7-inch only cost US$ 299 to schools.

Based on the introduction video, it looks and works just like the existing 9.7-inch iPad. The bezels are identical and there’s a Touch ID sensor. Apple Pencil support is the only thing that seems new so far on the hardware front.

Existing iPad users will also get new features as Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS are all going to be updated to support the Apple Pencil. It’s surprising that those Apple apps haven’t supported the stylus yet, but now it’s possible.

This feature is going to be called Smart Annotation and is going to be available as a beta. Teachers could use it to grade papers for instance.

Apple showed some tech specs. This new iPad should have an LTE version, an 8MP camera, all the sensors anyone would expect in an iPad and an A10 Fusion chip. This chip first appeared in the iPhone 7.


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