This morning, amongst a slew of other product updates, Apple gave audiences a look at their 7th generation iPad. For the past couple of years, Apple’s iPad lineup has remained fairly the same but the 7th-Gen iPad has a fresh new size and an even fresher price. Here’s what you need to know before the iPad is released later this month.
Boasting a 10-inch retina display, a smart connector for your Apple Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil connectivity and an 8MP camera, the iPad is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip with a battery that is said to last all day long. Whilst none of these upgrades are groundbreaking it’s an honest upgrade to the entry-level iPad that had stayed generally unchanged since the iPad 2.
But, the most notable thing about the iPad release is its price. Coming in at AUD$529, the new iPad is by far the cheapest way to get access to the Apple OS without taking out a second mortgage. It’s portability, connectivity and unreal new price makes it a serious option for many students out there. Apple also took their time to update the iPadOS which now supports an even more extensive multitasking functionality.
The seventh-generation iPad comes in silver, space grey and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations. Prices start at AUD$529 for the Wi-Fi model and AUD$729 for the Cellular model. You can preorder from today, or wait out till the 30th of September to pick one up in-store.
All the specs:
- Silver, space grey and gold colour options available
- Supports iPadOS
- 10.2 inch retina display
- Apple Smartkeyboard & Apple Pencil connectivity
- Augmentend Reality functionality
- A10 Fusion Chip
- 10 hour battery life
- 8MP back camera and Facetime HD front camera