If you’ve been waiting for a lower priced iPad with Apple Pencil support, wait no longer. Apple announced their new 9.7″ iPad with Apple Pencil support in Chicago this morning. Continuing their marketing towards creatives, the company says the new iPad will “give users the ability to be even more creative and productive.” This new iPad has a Retina display along with the A10 Fusion chip and sensors that will take advantage of AR. Apple also touts the new iPad has excellent battery life.
“iPad is our vision for the future of computing and hundreds of millions of people around the world use it every day at work, in school and for play. This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing.
“Our most popular and affordable iPad now includes support for Apple Pencil, bringing the advanced capabilities of one of our most creative tools to even more users. This iPad also has the power of the A10 Fusion chip, combined with the big, beautiful Retina display, advanced cameras, and sensors that enable incredible AR experiences simply not possible on other devices.”
iOS 11 introduces powerful new features for iPad. The Dock provides quick access to frequently used apps and documents from any screen, and makes it easier to multitask with Split View and Slide Over. Drag and Drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever.
Apple Pencil is more deeply integrated into iPad with support for inline drawing. The Files app provides a central place to access and organize files no matter where they are located — on iPad or in the cloud with built-in support for iCloud Drive and providers like Box, Dropbox and others.