Apple today introduced the new seventh-generation iPad, bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboar1 to its most affordable iPad.
Starting at just $329, the upgraded iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display, Apple Pencil support, the A10 Fusion chip, advanced cameras and sensors and great all-day battery life. The new iPad is available to order starting today and in stores starting Monday, September 30.
The new 10.2-inch Retina display iPad has nearly 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle. Featuring the A10 Fusion chip, the new seventh-generation iPad brings up to two times faster performance over the top-selling Windows PC for powerful multitasking and smooth gameplay in Apple Arcade.
iPad weighs about one pound and for the first time features an enclosure made from 100 percent recycled aluminum with the same strength, durability and beautiful finish as the aluminum in all Apple products. Staying connected is easy on iPad with wireless performance and support for Gigabit-class LTE connectivity. With Touch ID, unlocking iPad is simple and secure using just a finger.
iPadOS brings new capabilities and features. A redesigned Home screen shows more apps on each page and the Today View can now be added, allowing quick access to widgets for at-a-glance information including news headlines, weather and calendar events. Working with multiple files and documents from the same app is now easier on iPad with updates to Split View, as well as switching between multiple apps using Slide Over.
With the Apple Pencil you can now mark up and send entire webpages or documents by swiping Apple Pencil from the bottom corner of the screen, and a redesigned tool palette gives easier access to tools, colors and shapes.
Managing documents in the Files app with iPadOS gets even more powerful with support for external USB drives and file servers. Safari brings desktop-class browsing to iPad so users always get the website best optimized for iPad, as well as support for popular web apps like Squarespace and Google Docs.
The new seventh-generation iPad comes in silver, space gray and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations. iPad starts at $329 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $459 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).
The new iPad is available to order starting today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in the US and more than 25 other countries and regions. iPad will be available in stores in those countries and more beginning September 30.
iPadOS ships for free with the new seventh-generation iPad and will be available as a free software update on September 30 for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.
Apple Pencil (1st generation) is available for purchase separately for $99 (US).
The Smart Keyboard is a full-size keyboard that connects to the 10.2-inch iPad with the Smart Connector. It is available for purchase separately for $159 (US) with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Schools can purchase iPad starting at $299 (US) and Apple Pencil for $89 (US).
Polyurethane Smart Covers are available for $39 (US) for iPad in charcoal gray, white, pink sand and a new Alaskan blue.