Apple introduces a new 9.7-inch iPad

Apple just introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad model aimed at students. Check out its features, specifications, and price below.

What’s new in the sixth-generation iPad?

Technical specifications

The new 9.7-inch iPad boasts of the powerful Apple A10 Fusion processor, which is also present in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.

The 2017 iPad model came with A9 chip so the A10 Fusion is a solid upgrade in terms of processing power.

The A10 Fusion chip will allow it to run the demanding iOS 11 and even the upcoming iOS 12 firmware.

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As far as cameras are concerned, Apple has kept it simple with a 1.2-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD recording capability.

Design and aesthetics

The sixth-generation tablet follows the tried-and-tested iPad Pro design. It comes with a 9.7-inch retina display, just like its predecessor. Touch ID and physical Home button are still there.

This model comes in silver, gold, and space gray colors.

Additional Features

This new model comes with full Apple Pencil and keyboard support. Other standard components like the gyroscope, compass, Apple Pay, and GPS system are also present.

Here’s the intro video for this iPad model.

Price and Release date

The 6th-generation iPad costs $329 (32GB WiFi model) for consumers whereas students can get it at a lower cost of $299. The 32GB WiFi+Cellular model costs $459.

The higher-end 128GB model costs $429 (WiFi) and $559 (Cellular) respectively.

  • 32GB (WiFi) – $329
  • 32GB (WiFi + LTE) – $459
  • 128GB (WiFi) – $429
  • 128GB (WiFi + LTE) – $559

Beginning from April, you can order this iPad directly from Apple’s website. You can also purchase it from your local Apple Store. The tablet will be delivered within a few weeks after pre-orders start.


All in all, the new iPad has plenty of spec bumps but doesn’t pack a punch in terms of processing, design, and other capabilities.

At this price point, it knocks all competitors out of the park with its unbeatable price-performance ratio.

If you are a student and want to get rid of your laptop or Chromebook, this tablet is perfect for you.

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For consumers who are looking to buy a new cheap tablet, I would definitely recommend getting this one.

The iPad X that we all wanted to see continues to elude us. Although there is no official confirmation yet, Apple might launch it in the September event.

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