After some leaked info over the past couple days, today Apple has OFFICIALLY announced a new "budget" 9.7 inch iPad! Similar to the model released last year, but this release has a few new features including support for the Apple Pencil writing and drawing accessory!
Apple is holding a special education-focused event on Tuesday, March 27th, that promises “creative new ideas for teachers and students.” Rumors suggest #Apple is preparing to launch a $259 budget iPad model this year. The new iPad could even support a stylus, like the Apple Pencil found on the more expensive #iPad Pro models. #tech 📷: @happicamp
I know what we're all thinking, okay this is cool but how much is it going to cost me? The price actually doesn't look too bad considering this is a new model iPad! The pricing looks like it will stay pretty much the same as the previous model, $329 for consumers & $299 for schools/students! You'll also be able to find third-party stylus compatible with the new iPad, called the Logitech Crayon, for only $49.
The new iPad will also run faster and longer than previous models. Now I'm not huge on tablets, my iphone and macbook is enough for me, but MY SON YOU GUYS. He is HUGE on tech stuff & art, LOVES to draw, I can't wait to get this in his hands he would lose his mind! lol
Will you be picking up the new iPad?
Read more about the iPad and it's features HERE.