Apple, at its education event in Chicago, unveiled its new iPad which is a lot cheaper than the ones the company has introduced over the years.
The new cheaper iPad will come with a 9.7 inches display and will include Touch ID, an HD FaceTime camera and 10 hours of battery life. It will be powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip and will be LTE enabled.
The tech giant will offer its new cheaper iPad to schools for $299 while the consumers will be able to buy it for $329
It is the first time the company has included Apple Pencil support for an iPad that does not belong to the Pro series. Sadly, the Pencil will not be part of the iPad instead the user will have to buy it separately.
Again, schools will be able to save some money whilst buying Apple Pencil as it will cost them $89 while the regular users will get their hands on the Pencil for $99.
The new cheaper iPad will play a key part in Apple’s lineup as it is gearing up to fight against the Google Chromebooks who are available at far more affordable rates. Chromebooks are dominating the US classrooms and Apple is not happy about losing to its competitor.
The new tablet will be a treat for the regular users who want to own an iPad but cannot afford an Apple branded product. The company according to a new report is also working on a foldable phone that it intends to release by 2020.