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Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad brings Pencil support for a same low price

Apple unveiled a latest iPad on Tuesday: A $329, 9.7-inch indication that will usually cost educators $299. Apple believes that a new tablet, introduced during an education-focused eventuality during Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School, will be means to deflect off Google’s Chromebooks, that have gained poignant belligerent in a classroom.

The marquee underline of a new iPad is support for Apple Pencil, a company’s stylus formerly indifferent for a iPad Pro. With a $99 Pencil, users can submit text, write notes, or pull directly on a iPad’s screen. The new inscription doesn’t embody a connector to support Apple’s Smart Keyboard, however.

The new iPad facilities a follow specifications:

  • Display: 9.7-inch, 2048‑by‑1536, 264ppi

  • Processor: A10 Fusion

  • Rear camera: 8MP HD video camera

  • Front camera: 1.2MP

  • Battery life: 10 hours (estimated)

  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer

  • Colors: Silver, gold, space gray

To chaperon in a new Pencil support, Apple is also releasing new versions of a iWork apps that move collection to both consumers and teachers. Among a additions is a chronicle of iBooks Author built into Pages so we can emanate digital books like on a Mac. Apple will also be adding intelligent assessment in a destiny refurbish so we can make adult Pages files but ruining your work.

There are also new versions of GarageBand and Clips with animal sounds and filters geared toward kids.

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Apple VP Greg Jowsiak shows a new chronicle of Pages for iOS during a Apple Chicago preparation eventuality on Mar 27, 2018.

Since a eventuality was hold during a propagandize in Chicago, there naturally there was a flurry of education-based announcements. In further to removing a giveaway ascent to 200GB of iCloud storage for any student, schools who pointer adult for Apple’s iPad curriculum will also get entrance to a new Classroom app on a Mac, that replicates a government app already on a iPad. Teachers will now be means to control that apps are being used by their students and simply share papers from their Macs to iPads.

Also new is a Schoolwork app, that lets teachers lane hand-outs and assignments, and keep tabs on any student’s progress, as good as Swift-based coding tools. There’s also an Apple Teacher online training module with doctrine skeleton clinging to incorporating a iPad’s apartment of apps into a classroom.

Last year, Apple introduced a 9.7-inch iPad for $329, and sales for a iPad grew for a initial time in 3 years. Apple’s new iPad is available for purchase currently during Apple.com.

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