Just last month, very inconspicuously, Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad that replaced its two-year old iPad Air 2. The new iPad is now available for preorder in India from Flipkart at prices starting ₹28,900. It will be available for sale come April 14. It comes in Silver, Gold and Space Gray colours. Do note, that only the 32GB Wi-Fi variant and the 128GB Wi-Fi with Cellular variants are available for preorders as of now.
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Specifications & Features
The device boasts of a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536p and a pixel density of 264PPI. The display has a layer of anti-reflective coating on it. Under the hood, it is powered by an A9 chipset that has a 2nd Generation 64-bit architecture and an M9 motion coprocessor. The device is available in two storage variants: 32/128GB. It runs on the company’s latest iOS 10.
In terms of the camera specifications, the device has an 8-megapixel camera with F2.4 aperture and can record 1080p videos and a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD front camera. For connectivity, the device comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2. It is powered by a 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery which the company claims can last for up to 10 hours. It has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It measures just 7.5mm in thickness and weighs 469g.
The 32GB Wi-Fi variant will cost you ₹28,900 whereas the 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular variant will cost you ₹47,900. Flipkart is also offering Apple Earpods with remote and mic wired headset for ₹999 if purchased along with the iPad. Axis bank Buzz credit card users can also avail a 5 percent discount on the same.