Apple decided that a random Tuesday would be a good day to announce a bunch of new products. Soon after we got word that the company debuted new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models (and new storage options for the iPhone SE), Apple took the wraps off a brand-new iPad.
Now, this isn’t a new iPad Air model as you may have been expecting. In an attempt to simplify its tablet lineup, Apple is just calling this one the iPad.
While the new device may not feature anything new on the design front, the real changes lie under the hood. It features a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 (264ppi), Apple’s own 64-bit A9 chipset with M9 coprocessor and 32 or 128GB of storage (no 256GB option here). The cameras have remained the same this time around, with an 8MP rear sensor and 1.2MP front sensor.
The biggest news here is the price. The new 9.7-inch iPad will cost $329 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model, while the 128GB Wi-Fi model will start at $429. Apple says this is the lowest price yet for a mid-size iPad. In addition, the company has also made its iPad mini 4 more expensive. That smaller tablet is now available in only a 128GB storage option for $399.
If you’d like to get your hands on the new 9.7-inch iPad, the device will go on sale starting Friday, March 24 in Silver, Gold and Space Gray color options at the link below.