12px13px15px17px
Date:11/09/19

Apple unveils new 10.2-inch iPad for $329

Apple today squeezed in a surprise product announcement during its typical iPhone and Apple Watch-focused event: a new iPad. The device is a 10.2-inch variant of the company’s tablet, slotting in at the entry level as a replacement for the $329 9.7-inch iPad, as was rumored over the last few months. It’s officially the first seventh-generation iPad, Apple VP Greg “Joz” Joswiak said today onstage, and it’s available today starting at $329. Apple says education customers can purchase the device for $299.
 
We knew that there could be quite a few new iPad models coming this year, thanks to regulatory filings, analyst notes and news reports, and leaks dating back to as early as March of this year. But it was largely believed the tablet announcements would occur in the usual October time frame for Apple’s annual iPad event, as the company usually sticks to phones and smartwatches, as well as those devices’ software updates and accessories, during the big September one.
 
Not the case this time, it seems. The new seventh-generation iPad is compatible with the full-sized Smart Keyboard and the first-generation Apple Pencil, and it comes with the A10 Fusion chip. That processor is slightly less powerful than the A10X Fusion chip found in the second-generation iPad Pro, but it’s still quite powerful for an entry-level tablet. Apple also says, for the first time, this iPad’s enclosure is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.
 
It wasn’t immediately clear during the announcement what type of connector this device has, as it’s retaining the larger bezel design with Touch ID that suggests it has a Lightning connector, but with a screen size and Pro accessory support that leaves open the possibility, it does indeed have a USB-C port instead.
 
Unfortunately, buyers of the new iPad will be stuck with the Lightning connector, as the official product page on Apple’s website confirms. Clever commenters had already pointed out below that because the device was compatible only with the Lightning-based, first-generation Apple Pencil, which needs that port to charge, that this iPad wouldn’t have USB-C after all.
 
As for other specs, Apple says the device weighs at just over 1 pound (483 grams) for the Wi-Fi model, starts at 32GB of storage and can be expanded to 128GB for $100 more, and comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera with all the standard iPad recording and photography features you’d expect. Current shipping times are at about three weeks.





Views: 27

©ictnews.az. All rights reserved.

Facebook Google Favorites.Live BobrDobr Delicious Twitter Propeller Diigo Yahoo Memori MoeMesto






21 September 2019

20 09 2019

20/09/19
Facebook introduces Portal TV, a video chat camera accessory for your television

Facebook is bringing its connected device strategy to the television. The company today announced Portal TV

20/09/19
Researchers demonstrate the first hardware for a probabilistic computer

Engineers at Purdue University and Tohoku University in Japan have built the first hardware to demonstrate 

20/09/19
Global 5G smartphone shipments to hit over 260 million units in 2020

Taipei-based government-backed IT research institute MIC (Market Intelligence& Consulting Institute) of III (Institute for Information Industry) h

20/09/19
5G Network Rollouts Accelerate as LTE’s Long Tail Extends

Nearly a quarter billion new LTE connections were added around the world in the second quarter of 2019

20/09/19
Postage stamps dedicated to 25th anniversary of Contract of the Century issued

Azermarka LLC under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies has issued postage stamps dedicated to the Contract of the Century

20/09/19
KaiOS phone shipments to surge 65% in 2019

Worldwide shipments of smart feature phones running KaiOS are forecast to climb 65% in 2019

20/09/19
Two years on, WannaCry ransomware is targeting more computers than ever

Two years on, WannaCry ransomware is targeting more computers than ever

20/09/19
Huawei unveils its new 5G flagship phone without Google-licensed apps

Huawei unveils its new 5G flagship phone without Google-licensed apps