Apple announces cheaper and faster iPad

The new iPad replaces the previous iPad Air 2.

Published Tue, Mar 21 2017 3:18 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Apple has launched a new iPad model, simply named - iPad. The new iPad replaces the previous iPad Air 2.

Apple announces cheaper and faster iPad |

The specs of the device remain more or less the same, with one big change. Apple replaced the old A8X chip with the 64-bit A9, first seen in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

The new iPad is also a bit thicker at 7.5mm due to a bigger 32.4Wh battery.

The good news is that the new iPad will be cheaper than its predecessor. The base model will start at $329, while the 32GB Wi-Fi and cellular model version will be priced at $459.

The new iPad will be available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold starting March 24th.

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