Steve Jobs stood before the world about 10 years ago to introduce the first iPhone and spent time rubbishing the idea of touchscreen devices that required a stylus. “Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not use a stylus,” he said. He would be rolling over in his grave right now. The new Apple iPad 9.7-inch uses a stylus, the Apple Pencil.
This reminds us of how Steve Jobs also fought against the idea of a bigger iPhone. We know how that went too. In life, never say never.
The new iPad 9.7 is an entry-level iPad targeted at schools and comes in two variants – WiFi only variant and WiFi plus cellular variant. The cellular variant supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks.
Schools can purchase the iPad from $299 and Apple Pencil for $89, a $10 drop from its open market price.
Apple iPad 9.7-inch Specifications and Price
Find below the full iPad 9.7-inch specs, features, availability and price.
Wireless Network and Software
- 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; CDMA 800 / 1900 MHz
- 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz; CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G: LTE frequency bands 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 27(800) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30(2300) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM / Apple e-SIM
- OS: iOS 11.3
- Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 470 g
- Display: 5.7 inches, 1536 x 2048 pixels, IPS LCD display with Scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating
- Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Barometer
- Build: Aluminum unibody
- Colours: Silver. Space Gray. Gold
- Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 2.34 GHz
- Processor Name: Apple A10 Fusion
- Graphics Processor: PowerVR Series7XT Plus
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB / 128GB
- External Storage: No
- Rear: 8 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
- Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
- Front-facing: 1.2 megapixels
- Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Loudspeaker: Stereo
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
- FM Radio: No
- Bluetooth: v4.2
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
- GPS: Yes
- USB: v2.0, Proprietary
- Charging: Regular
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion
- Announced: March 27, 2018
- Availability: March 27, 2018
- Smartphone Price: $299 (USA) / €349 (Europe) / £319 (UK)
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Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.