The new Apple iPad 9.7″ tablet is again very slim and light, but this time is powered by Apple’s A9 chipset, which is an upgrade in horse power and frugality, and at a much lower starting price than the $499 we had until now. The new iPad 9.7″ (yep, that’s how Apple refers to it) comes with a brighter 9.7-inch Retina Display of the same 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution as before.
Apple’s newst iPad edition has a brighter Retina Display and faster A9 chip, compared to the Air 2, but starts at $329 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model, and $459 for 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular version. The 128 GB unit will cost you just $100 extra with Wi-Fi connectivity, while adding a cell modem to the 128-gigger nets you a $559 tag. New tablet components have likely fallen in price drastically over the two and a half years since the ipad Air 2 announcement, so Apple is probably still making money on the new iPad, and yet its tablets are about to convert much more accessible in times when it started to make bigger amounts from apps and services, which might explain why Apple’s shares is at record high these days.
The iPad comes in silver, gold and space gray, and will be available to order at Apple.com and Apple Stores as soon as this Friday, on March 24. It will start sendig next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers in the US, simultaneously with the international launch in more than 20 countries like Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. In April, the new iPad will be available in Denmark, India, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Turkey and others, while Brazil, Taiwan and the rest will get the freshest Apple tablet goods in May. The orders are starting at 8:01 a.m. PDT on 3/24.