Apple has introduced a new 9.7 inch iPad at an education-themed event in Chicago on Tuesday.
The new iPad features a touch ID-compatible home button, as well as support for the Apple pencil, the company’s custom-built stylus pen.
The device will come with an 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video, along with a HD front-facing camera, last up to 10 hours on a single charge and optionally offer LTE support.
It has 32 GB of storage, and is being powered by Apple’s A10 fusion chip, which will be able to run Augmented Reality (AR) apps powered by Apple’s ARKit.
Apple is selling the new iPad for $329 and up, depending on device configurations
Schools will get the same hardware for $299 and up. Students will also get 200 GB of free iCloud storage. Previously, free storage was limited to 5 GB.
The new iPad is available to order today. It will start shipping and arriving in stores this week.
Apple isn’t including its pencil, which retails for $99, with the product.
The company also announced new versions of its productivity apps, including pages and keynote, with support for the Apple pencil.
In addition, apple introduced a new app called schoolwork that can be used for digital classroom assignments and more.
That app will be available in June, and integrate with a new developer framework for educational apps called ClassKit, which allows teachers to assign tasks across multiple apps.Please subscribe to our newsletter