The rumors were real, and they materialized faster than we expected: Apple just presented its new entry iPad, seventh generation, with 10.2 inch screen. We are still talking, of course, about a Retina LCD panel (about 3.5 million pixels), but now even brighter and with a great viewing angle.
The new iPad features an A10 Fusion chip, which, according to Apple, is twice as fast as the most popular notebooks in the United States. It also has the Smart Connector for users to connect accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and other keyboards.
Naturally, the new iPad takes advantage of all the new features brought by iPadOS 13, such as the new home screen with quick access to widgets, the additional multitasking features with multiple windows on the Slide Over, support for external drives, full Safari and all the other details we’ve covered in articles like this.
The new iPad, which replaces the old 9.7-inch model, has a shell made of 100% recycled aluminum, like other recent Apple products. It brings support, like the rest of the line, to Apple Pencil (first generation, in this case).
The price is the same as the previous generation: $ 330 in the USA (32GB Wi-Fi model), or $ 299 for students and teachers. The Wi-Fi + Cellular version will start at $ 460.
It is already in pre-order and will hit stores on September 30th.