Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad which was launched last month will now be up for pre-order on Flipkart starting today. The WiFi only variant is priced at Rs 28,900 for the 32GB internal storage and Rs 39,900 for 32GB WiFi and Cellular variant. Further, the new iPad is available in Silver, Gold and Space Gray colour options. The major highlight of this new 9.7-inch iPad is the price making it the cheapest iPad from Apple ever to be sold in India.
The new 9.7-inch iPad replaces the iPad Air 2 with the new 64-bit A9 chip inside. Apart from this, most of the specifications of the new iPad are similar to that of iPad Air 2. Quickly briefing about the specs, the new iPad, as the name suggests, sports a 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels making up for a pixel density of 264 ppi. On top of this, apple has provided a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. As mentioned before, the new iPad comes with Apple’s 640bit A9 chip which was first seen on Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
For the optics, we get an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture, autofocus, HDR, panorama and various other controls such as burst mode, exposure control, tap to focus etc. This camera can record 1080p video at 30fps and also a slow-mo video at 120 fps. Turning the device around, we get a 1.2-megapixel f/2.2 aperture selfie camera which can record videos up to 720p resolution. For connectivity, both the Wi-Fi and LTE variants support Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 4.2. On the other hand, the WiFi + LTE variant supports all the major LTE bands, Data calling and Apple SIM (Nano SIM). For the dimensions, 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 mm and weighs 469g for Wi-Fi model and 478 g for Wi-Fi and LTE model.
As always, we don’t have any specific information about the battery capacity though the company claims that it can last up to 10 hours on single charge cycle. Besides, the new iPad 9.7-inch runs on the latest iOS 10 and also comes with Touch ID fingerprint sensor.