As the Apple flagship event continues at Cupertino, California, the company introduced new pieces of services and hardware. After the announcement of Apple TV+ and its pricing, Tim Cook turned to the new iPad. Not the Pro version, but, the budget iPad 7th generation. Building upon the older iPad, the form factor is kept similar to the 6th generation.
What Apple does change is the internals. Outfitted with the A10 Fusion chip, the new iPad generation is built out of a new piece of aluminium that is 100% recycled. Apart from that, a major update is to the display. The new budget iPad features a whole new 10.2-inch Retina Display. With that, it also comes with a smart connector to pair up a keyboard from Apple. This would be the first time the budget iPad would be compatible with the device. Not only that, but Apple also introduced the support for the Apple Pencil. This ensures that users would get the full iPad experience, should they choose to spend on those accessories. Since this has been one of the most sold models by Apple, it is a good addition. This has been added to complement the new iPadOS which would be installed in the new device.
The new iPad comes with better camera sensors as well because of the inclusion of the A10 Fusion chip. The new processor would allow the iPad to churn more data smoothly. Not to mention, with the bigger display, it would provide a better gaming experience as well.
Where Apple really takes the cake is the price tag. In a world where Apple is known to be an expensive brand, the new iPad goes for 329$ at a starting rate. The device is available for pre-order today and it would start shipping by the end of this month, that is, September 30th.