Cheaper 9.7-inch Apple iPad Coming In 2018 – Here’s All We Know

Apple is planning to launch a cheaper version of its latest iPad. Apparently, the Cupertino giant is working on a new 9.7-inch iPad. It is expected to feature a similar design as the 2017 9.7-inch iPad. It will feature tweaked specs and features. Read more to find about 9.7-inch Apple iPad Price in India, Specifications, and Features

9.7-inch Apple iPad

Price and Availability

Price $259 (approx Rs 16,700)

The upcoming iPad is expected to be launched at $259 (approx Rs 16,700). The regular iPad is priced at $329 (approx. Rs 21,200) price tag. It is not clear if the upcoming iPad will replace or accompany the 2017 9.7-inch iPad.

The new iPad is expected to be launched in the second half of 2018. It will be manufactured by Apple supplier Compal Electronics. Apple will have to compete with the more affordable Android tablets in the market. The Apple iPad (2017) Wi-Fi is priced in India at Rs 24,268.

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Specifications and Features

Processor A9 processor
Internal Storage 32GB (non-expandable)
Display 9.7-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 264ppi
OS iOS 10
Primary (Rear) Camera 8MP with flash
Front Camera 1.2MP

The new model is expected to be a toned down version of the current iPad. It is expected to feature a similar design and cameras as the current model. The 2017 9.7-inch Apple iPad sports a 9.7-inch display with a resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels and pixel density of 264ppi. It comes with 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable). On the camera front, the Apple tablet sports an 8-megapixel rear camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front camera.

The Apple iPad (2017) Wi-Fi runs iOS 10. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB OTG. It measures 240.0 x 169.5 x 7.5mm and weighs 469 grams. Sensors on the device include Compass Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. It comes in Silver, Gold, and Space Grey color options.

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While a cheaper iPad is good news for Apple fanboys, the above news should be taken with a pinch of salt. Apple is yet to confirm the news about the upcoming device. Are you excited about an affordable iPad? Let us know in the comments section below.

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