2017 Apple iPad pre-orders go live, here’s what’s there in it

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Apple unveiled the 2017 version of the iPad last month in March and while many have called it safe and a rehashed iPad Air 2, there is one feature to the 2017 iPad that makes it stand out: The Price.

The new iPad, which will eventually replace the Air will retail for INR 28,900 for the 32GB, Wi-Fi only model, making it the cheapest offering the company to be sold in India. The 32GB, Wi-Fi plus cellular version will be on sale for INR 39,900 while the 128GB Wi-Fi plus cellular variant will be priced at INR 47,900.

For people who want to get their hands on one, it’s up for Pre-order on Flipkart. The iPad will ship in Silver, Gold and Space Grey colour variants.

Annoyingly, Apple has decided to drop the Air moniker from the line-up calling it simply iPad, which is sure to lead to some customer confusion or an annoyed Google Search for ‘New iPad’ or ‘iPad 2017’. The internals of the ‘new’ iPad, like the Air 2, include the new 64-bit A9 processor introduced with the iPhone 6s line-up. The tablet has a 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2048×1536 with an oleophobic coating on top, which makes it resistant to smudges and fingerprints.

There is an 8MP camera at the back with f/2.4 aperture, autofocus, HDR and tons of other features you are unlikely to use because let’s face it, most of us don’t take photos with a tablet. The camera can do 1080p video at 30fps or do slo-mo video at 120fps. We also get a 1.2MP f/2.2 front-facing camera which can also do 720p video. Apple states that the iPad can go about 10 hours on a charge, which puts the battery life on par with the Air 2. The ‘new’ iPad also runs iOS 10 and comes with a Touch ID sensor.

Apple also recently announced the availability iPhone 7 Plus Red Special edition in India which was created in collaboration with RED, to raise money for HIV/AIDS awareness in Africa. The special edition red models will be available in 128GB and 256GB and will retail starting for INR 82,000.

This blog was first published on: http://in.pcmag.com/ipad/113784/news/2017-apple-ipad-pre-orders-go-live-heres-whats-there-in-it

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