In the event that the tech giant Apple annually promotes some of its areas, the focus was on Education, the company brought some good news in this industry.
After presenting some applications dedicated to education, and to focus even more its bet in this segment, the Cupertino company has revealed that it will launch a new iPad of 9.7 inches with support for Apple Pencil.
An iPad dedicated to education
The tech giant Apple unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support at its education event. This step is important to extend the action of this accessory to iPads beyond the Pro line.
This option had already been considered in the iPad version 9.7 Pro that the company launched in 2016. Reinforced that bet with the 10.5-inch model released in replacement a half year later with the model. The new model focused on education brings support without the label Pro (and price).
The tech giant Apple is also releasing new versions of its iWork package with new features for Apple Pencil, including a smart beta annotation feature and Pages will now support the creation of iBooks.
- 200,000 educational apps dedicated to the iPad
- 1 million total apps for iPad
- A new iPad of 9.7 inches more popular
This new iPad comes with an A10 Fusion processor, has 8MP rear camera, FaceTime HD camera and battery capacity for 10 hours of autonomy and stereo sound. The new iPad weighs only 450g. It also brings an app dedicated to artists to take advantage of the augmented reality: Boulevard AR.
It has Touch ID, up to 300 Mbps LTE, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope and support for the Apple Pencil. Greg Joswial says the new iPad is more powerful than a Chromebook or a PC.
Price and availability
The new iPad is available starting today, beginning to be distributed at the end of the week for the price of $299 for students. iWork will be available today for download as well as GarageBand for iOS upgrade with new student sound bundles.
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