Apple has just officially unveiled the brand new iPad 2018 . The tablet is aimed at students, at a lower price than we are used to from Apple. In this article you can read all about it.
iPad 2018 Officially: Everything You Need To Know
During the Apple March event, the company presented a new 9.7-inch iPad. The tablet follows the iPad 2017 and wants to offer the best possible performance for a relatively low price. This makes the iPad the cheaper little brother of the high-end iPad Pro.
Because of the lower price, the iPad has a design that we have known for years. For a new iPad with Face ID and a borderless screen like that of the iPhone X, we probably have to wait for the new iPad Pro to be released later this year. The iPad 2018 simply has a Touch ID sensor and a home button and is therefore almost indistinguishable from the iPad 2017 on the outside.
Apple Pencil Support
A major innovation is support for the Apple Pencil. The smart pen from Apple could until now only be used to make drawings on the iPad Pro, but now also comes to a cheaper tablet. With this Apple hopes to see the Pencil in classrooms as well. In addition, Apple showed the Crayon stylus from Logitech ($ 49), which also works with the new tablet.
The iPad 2018 comes standard with iWork apps such as Pages, Numbers and Keynote. In addition, all iPads are equipped with all Apple iWork apps and school-linked Apple IDs will now receive an iCloud 200GB subscription free of charge.
The battery of the new iPad lasts 10 hours on a single battery charge and has an 8 megapixel camera on the back. An HD FaceTime camera is present at the front. The iPad 2018 runs on the A10 Fusion chip, which we saw earlier in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus .
The fact that Apple is now unveiling this iPad is no coincidence: today’s Apple event is all about education, and that is exactly what the tablet is aiming at. The iPad will play an important role in making ClassKit accessible to schools. Apple was at the forefront of education for years, but was recently overtaken by Google and Microsoft. This iPad is therefore a direct response to Google’s Chromebooks, which are also sold at a low price.
Release And Price Of The New iPad
The new iPad appears from $ 329 and costs $ 299 for schools. The tablet can be ordered from today and will be in stores next week. It comes in three colors: spacegrijs, gold and silver.
In the Netherlands the device costs 359 euros (32GB model), although you pay 449 euros for the 128GB version. The models with support for mobile internet are even slightly more expensive.