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Apple reveals their latest 9.7-inch iPad

Wed, 28th Mar 2018
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Apple recently updated its most popular iPad with support for Apple Pencil.

The new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil give users the ability to be more creative and productive, from sketching ideas and jotting down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots.

The new iPad aims to be more versatile and capable, features a large Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality, and provides portability.

Apple VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak says, “iPad is our vision for the future of computing and hundreds of millions of people around the world use it every day at work, in school and for play.

“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.

The new iPad's 9.7-inch Retina display supposedly delivers detail and vivid colours and features a higher-resolution touch sensor that enables Apple Pencil support.

First introduced for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil has become a popular and versatile tool for students, professionals and creatives and is now available to more customers.

Apple Pencil aims to deliver a fluid drawing experience.

Sensors measure both pressure and tilt and provide pixel accuracy and low latency for activities from note taking to illustration in apps like Notability, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and Microsoft Office.

iPad's palm rejection technology also makes it somewhat possible to rest your hand on the screen while users use Apple Pencil.

The new iPad features the Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip with 64‑bit desktop-class architecture, delivering 40 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics performance for multitasking and graphics-intensive apps.

The front and rear-facing cameras offer low-light performance and HD video recording for document scanning, moviemaking and FaceTime calls.

Built for durability and mobility, the new 9.7-inch iPad features an aluminium unibody construction and ultrafast wireless that can deliver two times faster cellular data connections.

With Apple SIM, customers can connect to wireless data plans from their device when travelling in more than 180 countries and regions.

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