I’m in the middle of live-tweeting Apple’s event, but I just thought I’d write up a quick blog post about the new iPad.
First things first, it isn’t all that new. It has a very similar body to the previous baseline iPad, but it now comes with a 10.2-inch screen instead of a 9.7-inch panel. Apple says this allows for a more immersive experience, but it probably won’t be that big a difference to upgraders.
Under the hood, the tablet comes with an A10 Fusion processor. That’s the same one found in the 2016 iPhone 7. Granted, it’ll undoubtedly give you enough performance to get you through the day, but don’t expect iPad Pro levels of performance.
The new iPad also comes with a Smart Connector, allowing you to connect a Smart Keyboard. It’s also compatible with the Apple Pencil, although it’s unclear as to whether it works with the newer model or just the first-gen.
This “new” iPad will go on sale September 30th and cost $329. Nice and cheap!
Okay, that’s all. Back to work.