During its September iPhone event today, Apple has unveiled its latest entry-level iPad.
The seventh generation iPad features a larger 10.2-inch Retina display, an 8-megapixel camera and it has Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset built-in, which the company said is 2x faster than the top-selling PC. The device is also compatible with Apple’s smart keyboard case, as well as the first-generation Apple Pencil. It still has Touch ID-equipped home button below the display. It also retains the Lightning connector and a headphone jack.
Apple says, for the first time, this iPad’s enclosure is made from 100 percent recycled aluminium. It also has dual microphones, stereo speakers and support for Gigabit-class LTE connectivity.
The new iPadOS has an improved one-handed typing option, redesigned home screen and bunch of new multitasking features. The onscreen keyboard pops up at the bottom edge of the screen, and can be repositioned wherever it’s needed on the screen.
It will be available in two storage options – 32GB and 128GB.
Apple iPad (2019) Specifications:
- Display: 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620 pixels) Retina LCD Display with 500 Nits Brightness
- Processor: A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture and M10 motion co-processor, 6 Core PowerVR GPU
- RAM and Storage: 2GB RAM, 32GB / 128GB storage
- Camera: 8MP Rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P Lens and a 1.2MP Front camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash
- OS: iOS 13
- Battery: 32.4 Watt-hour Lithium Polymer battery
- Connectivity: Gigabite-class LTE (Optional), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
- Dimensions: 250.6×174.1×7.5 mm and weighs 483 grams
Pricing and Availability
- 32GB Wi-Fi only: Rs. 29,900
- 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs. 40,900
- 128GB Wi-Fi only: Rs. 37,900
- 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: Rs. 48,900
The new seventh-generation iPad comes in Gold, Silver and Space Grey colour options. It has been priced at $329 for its base Wi-Fi version, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular version costs $459, will be available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers. The new iPad is available for pre-order today and will start shipping on September 30.