Apple Launched Latest 9.7-Inch iPad with Pencil in India at Rs. 28,000

As expected, Apple launched there latest iPad in India with a slightly lower price tag. However, it is still expensive than the other competition like Chromebook etc which is also used for education purposes, the hottest Apple iPad costs Rs. 28,000 for Wi-Fi only variant and Rs. 38,600 for the Wi-Fi + LTE variant. The company also added the Pencil support for this 9.7-inch iPad and it will be sold separately for Rs. 7,600. The new iPad will be available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray color options.

Latest new iPad will hit the Indian shores sometime in April. The new iPad has a 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD Retina display with a 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. The design of the iPad is not changed much and on this iPad, Apple decided to remove connectors for the keyboard. It has the Home Button/Touch ID housed in the bottom bezel.

This iPad is powered by Apple’s own A10 Fusion chipset. This is not the latest chipset from Apple and was first introduced in the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. While Apple’s keynote focused on the iPad’s educational benefits, it also has a few interesting AR features. Froggipedia is an app that lets students dissect a frog using the Apple Pencil which is seriously cool.

While iOS 11 has not had the greatest of starts, it has been well-received on the iPads at least. Just like every new iOS product, the new 9.7 inch iPad will also run the latest iOS 11 version. The tablet will also get software support for many years and won’t be out-of-date anytime soon.

The new iPad also has an 8MP primary camera with f/2.4 aperture. It records 1080P videos at 30fps and 720P videos at 120fps. The 1.2MP front-facing camera records 720P videos and has an f/2.2 aperture.

iPad 9.7-Inch 2018 Specifications


    • Screen Size9.7-inch
    • Display Technology Retina display
    • Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution
    • PPI(Pixe Per inch) 264 PPI


    • Processor Model NameA10 Fusion
    • Clock Speed 2.34 GHz
    • Graphic Processor PowerVR Series7XT Plus


    • RAM2 GB
    • Type DDR4(not sure)


    • Rear Camera 8MP
    • Aperture f 2.4 / 1.12-micron
    • Max. Video Recording 1080p at 30FPS
    • Flash Light Yes
    • Selfie Camera 1.2 MP
    • Seflie Camera Max. Video Recording 720p at 30FPS

Connectivity Options

    • Dual SIMNo
    • 3G Connectivity Yes
    • 4G/VoLTE Connectivity Yes
    • Wifi Yes
    • GPS Yes
    • NFC No
    • USB OTG Yes

Senors and Features

    • MutiTouch10 Point Multitouch
    • 3D TouchYes
    • Proximity Sensor Yes
    • Ambient Light Sensor Yes
    • Fingerprint Scanner Yes
    • Accelerometer Yes
    • Compass Yes


    • Internal 32 / 128 GB
    • External Not Available


    • Battery capacity 32.4Wh
    • Removal Battery (Yes/No) No

Weight & Size

    • Weight 478 g (1.05 pounds)
    • Dimensions 240 mm x 169.5 mm x 7.5 mm

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The tablet industry, so far, has been dominated by Apple and the dwindling popularity of Android tablets is an apt evidence of that. However, globally, the iPads have a great competition from Chromebooks, which are very affordable and offer something different than an entry-level iPad.

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