Anyone who has been waiting for the new iPad is in luck, Apple just announced that it has released a new 9.7-inch iPad that has a brighter retina display and an A9 chip to replace the previous iPad Air 2, which the price dropped on today.
As of now we don’t have a name for the new iPad and is being referred to just as “iPad” from Apple. The new IPad is Apple’s first product in the 9.7-inch size market. The new iPad will be on sale on March 24 and will include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Denmark, India, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Turkey, and other countries will follow in April. Brazil and Taiwan, among others, will follow in May. The new iPad will cost you $329 for the 32GB variant and $429 for the 128GB variant.
Besides the A9 chip, the new iPad has the following specs:
- A new 9.7-inch screen with 2,048×1,536 resolution and 264 PPI
- A rear facing 8-megapixel iSight camera
- 2-megapixel FaceTime front-facing camera
- Two speakers
- A Lightning connector
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2
- It will be available in 3 colors : Silver, Gold, & Space Grey
- Touch ID with Apple Pay
- And luckily a 3.5mm headphone jack
“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”
You can order this new 9.7-inch iPad starting Friday, March 24 from Apple.com. The new iPad will be delivered to customers and arrive at shelves across the U.S and Apple Authorized Resellers in more than 20 countries and regions by next week.
Additionally, Apple has just announced a larger capacity version of the iPad Mini 4 which will now have 128GB of Storage. This version of the iPad Mini 4 with Wi-Fi will be sold for the same price as the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, which is on discount right now. A cellular version of iPad Mini 4 with 128GB of storage is also available for $529.