Apple launches an all-new 9.7-inch iPad named ‘iPad’

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Apple has just announced a new 9.7-inch iPad silently. Titled iPad, a pretty common name if you ask me, the pricing of the device starts at $329 in US. The price of these new iPads, however, is priced exorbitantly here in Nepal starting at NRs. 49,000.

Price of iPad 2017 in Nepal

Variant Price
Apple iPad | 9.7-inch | Wi-Fi Only | 32 GB 

Rs. 49,000
Apple iPad | 9.7-inch | Wi-Fi Only | 128 GB

Rs. 59,000
Apple iPad | 9.7-inch | Wi-Fi + Cellular | 32 GB Rs. 65,000
Apple iPad | 9.7-inch | Wi-Fi + Cellular | 128 GB
Rs. 78,000

Talking about the device, the Apple iPad is a successor to the old iPad Air 2. It basically features some older components – the reason for its low pricing.

The all new iPad is powered by Apple’s very own 64-bit A9 chip. Apple had included the chipset in the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE. And except for the fact that it is thicker and has a larger battery, almost all the specs of the iPad and the iPad Air 2 is similar.

The device features the same 9.7-inch Retina display with the resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels. The company has, however, claimed it to be brighter than that of its predecessor. Software wise, the iPad comes with iOS 10 out of the box.

Camera wise, the iPad will be equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing shooter with f/2.4 aperture and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The primary camera is able to shoot videos up to 1080p while the secondary camera is capable of shooting videos up to 720p.

The iPad comes with features such as Touch ID, a SIM tray in the cellular versions, Wi-Fi and the beloved split-screen multitasking mode. Battery wise, the device is backed up by a 32.4Wh battery which Apple has claimed to last for up to 10 hours.

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Talking about the newly launched iPad, Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, “iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable.”

“New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”