Apple launches new 9.7-iPad with Retina display, Priced at $329

Apple surprises us with the announcement of a new 9.7-iPad with Retina display without any media event, a base model will be sold at a lower price than usual – $329, and will be available for order starting from this Friday.

new 9.7-iPad

New Apple 9.7-iPad comes with a high resolution panel with 3.1 million pixels (2048 x 1536 pixels) resolution and 264ppi. It has an aluminum unibody and total weight of only 469g. New 9.7-iPad ‘s Retina display is 25% brighter than Air 2 iPad reaching 500nit. Powered by familiar Apple A9 chip with 64-bit architecture, alongside the M9 co-processor and probably 2GB of RAM (unspecified). The A9 processor increased energy efficiency by allowing the iPad to reach up to 10 hours of browsing time over Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music on a single charge using a 32.4 watt battery. In case web browsing via the mobile network then it will drop to 9 hours.


On the camera front, 9.7-iPad, a front and a back camera can record full HD (1080p) video at 30fps and the front can ensure the perfect (HD 720p) quality for FaceTime. Of course, no compromise in terms of connectivity, the model is available in Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac with MIMO and the top model with the same Wi-Fi + LTE (21 bands up to 150Mbps) through nano SIM, and Bluetooth 4.2 support.

New 9.7-iPad also integrates Touch ID with ApplePay and of course, runs on iOS 10 and remain features of the case, including Siri. Weight of 469g for the base model (Wi-Fi only) and a little extra for the top variant (478g). Two storage options are available, 32GB and 128GB, and three colors including Silver, Gold and Space Grey. Dimensions are 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm, top with a 3.5mm audio jack and the bottom with the Lightning port.

Apple 9.7-inch iPad

New Apple 9.7-inch iPad will be available from 27 March including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. Later (April) will go on sale in Denmark, India, Mexico, Norway, Russia and Turkey.

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