Chicago: Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad that will be available for schools in the US for just $299 ($329 for consumers) and some classroom software.
In India, the popular iPad with support for Apple Pencil will be available from April, starting at Rs 28,000. The new iPad features a large retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality, and provides unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life.
“This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing, said in a statement.
“This iPad also has advanced cameras and sensors that enable incredible AR experiences simply not possible on other devices,” he added.
First introduced for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil has become a popular and versatile tool among students, professionals and creative professionals and is now available to even more customers.
A new free app “Schoolwork” lets teachers distribute handouts, make assignments, assign specific activities within apps, check on students’ progress.