This year's iPad model inherited the familiar form factor and screen size from its predecessor last year. In addition, the novelty is still equipped with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and not the Face ID scanner, which many thought could be carried over to the iPad from the iPhone X.
Features of iPad 2018
The main innovation in this year's iPad is support for the Apple Pencil. Thus, it became the first device with support for Apple Pencil not included in the iPad Pro series. Like iPad Pro users, owners of the new iPad model will be able to draw by changing pressure, just like drawing or writing with a regular pencil on paper. As before, the accessory is not included with the device. It can be purchased separately for 6,990 rubles.
The ability to use Apple Pencil with the 9.7-inch iPad makes the tablet more educational than the iPad Pro. The additional functions offered by the "professional" model are not required in schools, but working with a pencil will be appropriate. The new iPad is cheaper than the Pro series, making it a more affordable option for educational institutions.
The last time Apple presented the updated iPad Pro models at WWDC 2017. Then the Cupertinians showed the world a 10.5-inch device with a thinner bezel and a 12.9-inch model.
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2018 iPad Specifications
The new iPad features the A10 Fusion processor (also found in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus), replacing the A9 used in the previous model. According to the manufacturer, the 64-bit processor is 40% more efficient and 50% better in graphics processing than the previous model.
The cameras on the new iPad remain the same as last year's model - an 8-megapixel main camera capable of capturing 1080p video and a front-facing FaceTime camera capable of capturing HD resolution.
The battery charge should last for 10 hours (the same figure for the iPad Pro 2017).
2018 iPad specs
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2018 iPad colors
New models of the "apple" tablet are already available for pre-order on the official Apple website in three colors - silver, gold and space gray.
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2018 iPad Package Contents
2018 iPad price
iPad 2018, 32 GB, Wi-Fi version - 24,990 rubles
iPad 2018, 128 GB, Wi-Fi version - 31,990 rubles
iPad 2018, 32 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE (4G) - 34,990 rubles
iPad 2018, 128 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE (4G) - 41,990 rubles
The device will start shipping in April. The countries of the "first wave" are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, Russia, Thailand and Turkey.
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