Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad which was introduced recently is now listed on flipkart for pre order. At present only the 32GB Wi-Fi model can be ordered , which is priced at Rs 28,900 while 32GB Wi-Fi + cellular model priced at Rs 39,900 isn’t listed for pre-order yet.
Apart from the 32GB models, the new iPad was also announced 128GB Wi-Fi as well as Wi-Fi + cellular models and that has also yet to be listed. Smart covers for the new iPad are priced at Rs. 3,500.
With this new launch, Apple is essentially rebranding the iPad Air and will simply call it the iPad now. In terms of the design, the 9.7-inch iPad looks exactly the same as the tablet it is replacing. The new tablet though is slightly thicker at 7.5mm, as opposed to the 6.1mm thickness of the iPad Air 2. Weighing in at 469 grams, the new tablet is also a tad heavier than the 437 grams iPad Air 2.
As far as specifications are concerned, everything is the same except one key difference – processor. In place of the A8X chipset, the new 9.7-inch iPad is powered by a newer 64-bit A9 chipset. The processor is paired with M9 motion co-processor, and 2GB of RAM. There are two storage options on offer – 32GB base storage, and the top-end model featuring 128GB storage.
|Features||9.7-inch iPad||9.7-inch iPad Pro||iPad Air 2|
|Display||9.7-inch (2048x1536pixels)||9.7-inch (2048x1536pixels)||9.7-inch (2048x1536pixels)|
|Processor||Apple 64-bit A9 chipset||Apple 64-bit A9X chipset||Apple 64-bit A8 chipset|
|Rear Camera||8-megapixel||12-megapixel with LED flash||8-megapixel|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi Only / Wi-Fi + Cellular||Wi-Fi Only / Wi-Fi + Cellular||Wi-Fi Only / Wi-Fi + Cellular|