Apple today introduced the new seventh-generation iPad which features 10.2 inch Retina display and support for Apple Pencil. The new iPad comes with the fast A10 Fusion chip that first came with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, cameras and sensors and all day battery life
“The new iPad packs even more value into our most popular and affordable iPad model featuring a bigger 10.2-inch Retina display, support for Apple Pencil and for the first time, the full-size Smart Keyboard,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “The new iPad was built to run iPadOS, which introduces powerful new ways to multitask, manage and mark up documents, use Apple Pencil and view more information at a glance on a redesigned Home screen. This new iPad with iPadOS takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for creating, learning, working and playing.”
iPadOS is expected to bring powerful new capabilities and intuitive features on iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later. There will be a redesigned Home screen, Split View for those who want to work on multiple files at the same time, as well as switching between multiple apps using Slide Over and a lot more features that make the iPads close enough to replace a laptop. Users can simply swipe Apple Pencil from the bottom corner of the screen to show the redesigned tool palette with useful tools, colors and shapes to mark up and send entire webpages or documents. Visit apple.com/ipados for more information on the iPadOS features.
The new seventh-generation iPad comes in silver, space gray and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations. iPad starts at $329 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $459 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).