Apple announced iPad 9.7 with Apple A9 SoC, 9.7 inches retina display and 2GB RAM

Apple has announced new tablet iPad 9.7, an upgraded version of iPad Air 2 which was announced back in 2014. Moving to specs, It features a 9.7-inch fully laminated Retina display. It is powered by Apple A9 chipset paired with PowerVR GT7600 hexa-core GPU.

It has an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD front camera. Touch ID fingerprint sensor mounted on front. In terms of storage, it come in two variant, one with 32GB storage and another one with 128GB storage coupled with 2GB RAM. It runs on latest iOS 10.3 based on Apple’s custom UI.

Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) tablet key specs

Display 9.7 inches 1536 x 2048 pixels, IPS LCD
SIM Single , 4G LTE (only LTE variant)
OS iOS 10.3
Chipset Apple A9
CPU ODual-core 1.84 GHz (Twister)
GPU PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics)
Memory 2GB RAM, 32/128GB storage
Card Slot no
Primary Camera 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus
Secondary Camera 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Battery 32.4-watt-hour, non-removable

Pricing and Availability

The new Apple iPad 9.7 priced at $329 (Rs. 21,465 approx.) for the 32GB Wi-Fi model and $459 (Rs. 29,950 approx.) for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 128GB Wi-Fi model costs $429 (Rs. 27,989 approx.) and the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model costs $559 (Rs. 36,475 approx.). It comes in silver, gold and space gray color options. It will be available for pre-order from this Friday, March 24, from and will be available next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers in the US and more than 20 countries.

This Apple iPad will be will be available India in April starting price at Rs. 28900 for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and Rs. 39,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model at Apple Authorised Resellers. Polyurethane Smart Covers for iPad in charcoal grey, white, midnight blue, pink sand and (RED) will be available for Rs. 3700.

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