The upgraded iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display, Apple Pencil support, the fast A10 Fusion chip, advanced cameras and sensors, high portability, fast connectivity, and all-day battery life.
“The new iPad packs even more value into our most popular and affordable iPad model featuring a bigger 10.2-inch Retina display, support for Apple Pencil and for the first time, the full-size Smart Keyboard,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “The new iPad was built to run iPadOS, which introduces powerful new ways to multitask, manage and mark up documents, use Apple Pencil and view more information at a glance on a redesigned Home screen. This new iPad with iPadOS takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for creating, learning, working and playing.”
The new iPad has nearly 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle, making it a canvas for creative expression and immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences that take advantage of its enhanced cameras and advanced sensors. Featuring the powerful A10 Fusion chip, the new seventh-generation iPad claims up to two times faster performance over the top-selling Windows PC1 for multitasking and smooth gameplay in Apple Arcade.
Designed to be ultra-portable and durable, the iPad features an enclosure made from 100 percent recycled aluminum. Staying connected is convenient on the iPad with ultra-fast wireless performance and support for Gigabit-class LTE connectivity delivering three times faster cellular data connections. With Touch ID us available for unlocking the iPad.
iPadOS offers new capabilities and intuitive features designed for a better experience of the iPad. A redesigned Home screen shows more apps on each page and the Today View can now be added, allowing quick access to widgets for at-a-glance information, including news headlines, weather and calendar events. Working with multiple files and documents from the same app is now more convenient, with updates to Split View, as well as switching between multiple apps using Slide Over.
The Apple Pencil opens up new ways to be creative and more productive, and more integrated into the iPad experience. Customers can now mark up and send entire webpages or documents by swiping Apple Pencil from the bottom corner of the screen, and a redesigned tool palette gives faster access to useful tools, colorus and shapes.
Managing documents in the Files app with iPadOS gets more powerful with support for external USB drives and file servers. Safari brings desktop-class browsing to the iPad so users always get an optimised website, as well as support for popular web apps like Squarespace and Google Docs.