Apple just announced an entry-level iPad dedicated to students and schools:
✏️ Apple Pencil support
🔋 10-hour battery life
☁️ Free 200GB iCloud storage for students
👨🎓 $329 for consumers, $299 for schools
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Apple's less powerful iPad mini 4 is $70 more expensive than the new iPadToday, Apple refreshed its iPad lineup with a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support that comes with a student-focused $30 discount. The device is designed to replace last year's $329 base model iPad, and it sells for that same price to regular consumers.
New $329 iPad includes support for the Apple Pencil, A10 Fusion processorApple has used its educational Field Trip event to launch a new 9.7-inch iPad, the first outside the iPad Pro range to support the Apple Pencil. Succeeding the 2017 iPad launched just over one year ago, the 2018 edition sports the familiar form factor and size of display, as well as retaining Touch ID instead of switching to the iPhone X's Face ID authentication.
Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the ClassroomEven Amazon got in on the act on Tuesday, announcing a plan to give students access to resources in its Amazon Web Services cloud network. "These companies know that it's very important to build mind share at a very early age," said Linn Huang, a research director at the International Data Corporation, a market research firm known as IDC.
Apple's new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for studentsApple is introducing a new iPad today at its education event in Chicago. Rumors of a new, cheaper iPad emerged recently, and Apple is making it official with a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in Apple stores today, in silver, space gray, and a new gold finish.
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