The announcement has been made. It’s official and Apple is launching various new items. One on the lines is the new generation of Apple iPad. This seventh generation comes out with a bigger entry-level, marking it as Apple’s first debut with a big entry-level iPad.
Instead of the rumored 9.7 inch display, the new iPad will have a 10.2 inch display. Supported with a retina display, it would enhance users’ experience in watching videos and editing pictures.
This time, Apple iPad does not only support for an augmented reality, but also game. Users can connect with the Apple Arcade, allowing them to play many games by subscribing monthly. And it is compatible to connect with XBox console, unlike the previous generations.
Cheaper, bigger, but is the entry-level iPad better?
This seventh generation iPad is compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, as well as the full-sized Smart Keyboard. It is in line with Apple’s tagline set for this iPad, “Like a computer. Unlike any Computer.”
But this compatibility results in the elimination of USB-C port. Many people expressed their disappointment of this, as the new iPad only have the Lightning connector.
In addition, A10X Fushion chip would not support the new iPad, unlike the previous iPad Pro. Apple use the A10 Fushion chip instead. It is a slightly less powerful than A10X Fushion chip, but it is enough to support an entry-level iPad.
For the camera, the seventh generation iPad will have a 8 megapixel rear camera. And 1.2 megapixel front camera that is compatible for standard iPad recording and photography features.
Made of one hundred percent recycled aluminum, the entry-level iPad weighs 483 grams, just over one pound on the basic of Wi-Fi model.
Apple launch the entry-level iPad in two models, the Wi-Fi model and Gigabit-class LTE model. Both starts at 32GB storage, priced at $329 and $299 for education customers. Customers can also upgrade the storage to 128GB by paying $100 more.