The new iPad with pencil support available for sale

The new 9.7-inch iPad
The new 9.7-inch iPad. Photo: Screenshot, apple.com

Apple fans, get ready! Apple has officially revealed the newest version of their 9.7-inch iPad. Last night, the company introduced the updated version of their most popular iPad, which now features new and upgraded sensors and supports Apple Pencil. In addition, the new product version also comes with the upgraded A10 Fusion chip.

During their long-awaited Chicago event, Apple focused on the fresh and versatile features of their new addition. The new iPad was unboxed and presented as the perfect solution for students and teachers since the company believes that it can significantly improve the learning experience.

The new iPad allows you to stay creative 24/7

The new 9.7-inch iPad enhances creativity and enables users the convenience of being productive on the go. It features HD Retina display and allows you to easily write down handwritten notes or sketch, mark up photos and screenshots.

Retina display features beautiful and vivid colors, displays high-resolution details and thanks to the new touch sensor, aligns perfectly with the Apple Pencil. Ever since it was originally introduced to students with the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil has gained a lot of popularity among students, as it is considered to be one of the most popular tech tools in the classroom.

So, what’s new?

When compared to the old iPad, the new device looks almost the same, which is generally the case with Apple products. Newer generations don’t seem to be distinctive from its predecessors when it comes to the design. However, the new 9.7 inch iPad does seem to have a bit fresher design.

The biggest difference is “under the hood”. The new model is equipped for longer and better performance, with the updated sensors for Apple Pencil support and upgraded A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture. Improved and longer performance allow users to multitask with high-quality and graphic-intensive apps.

Apple Pencil consists of advanced sensors, which measure tilt and pressure and enable natural drawing movement and pixel-perfect accuracy. It can be used for illustrating across a wide range of apps, such as Microsoft Office, Pages, Keynote, Numbers and more.

The Pencil aligns perfectly with the new iPad thanks to the palm rejection technology, which allows you to comfortably rest your hand on the iPad’s screen while writing.

The new iPad is improved version of the previous models

2018 iPad comes with the standard two storage options, same as the previous models. Users are able to choose between 32GB and 128GB of storage. When it comes to display and resolution, there aren’t any changes. iPad still comes with 9.7-inch Retina HD Display and 2048×1536 pixels resolution. The only difference is the new Apple Pencil support feature on the 2018 model.

Dimensions stayed the same, at 240×169.5 x 7.5mm and the device still weights 469g (Wi-Fi), while cellular model weights the same 478g. The new iPad features two cameras – front and rear-facing cameras, both equipped for excellent low-light performance and high definition FaceTime calls and video recording.

Moving on to the OS, the new model comes with the latest version of iOS 11, which unlocked some pretty cool features for the new iPad. Multitasking is much simpler with Slide Over and Split View options, while the Dock allows us to quickly access the most used apps and files.

In addition, editing and creating files is simplified as photos can be easily moved around with the Drag and Drop option. In addition, the newest iPad supports augmented reality apps which help users to connect virtual and the real world, which completely transforms the use of technology.

Pricing and Availability in Australia

The new iPad is available to order while deliveries and in-store purchase will be done by the middle of the next week if you order directly from Apple. That means that tech stores like Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and similar, will probably have it in stock soon.

The pricing starts from A$469 for 32GB Wi-Fi model and goes up to A$799 for 128GB Cellular model.