Apple has just announced a new 9.7-inch iPad for $329. The product replaces the iPad Air 2 in the lineup and now available in three colors. The new iPad features A9 chip with the 9.7-inch Retina display. The tablet also supports Apple Pencil. However, the new iPad is about 20% thicker than the iPad Air 2.

Apple SVP Phil Schiller said,

“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”

The new iPad also includes a FaceTime cameras on the front and rear and Touch ID. The tablet is available in silver, gold, and space gray color options. The 32 GB WiFi model costs $329 whereas the 32 GB WiFi + Cellular model costs $459.

You can order new 9.7-inch iPad from starting Friday, March 24th. The iPad will start arriving next week in Apple retail stores, select carriers and Apple authorized resellers in more than 20 countries.


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