5 features you need to know about the new 9.7-inch iPad

Recently, Apple presented the budget version of the 2018 iPad, which it simply called the iPad (6th generation). Outside

The new iPad looks the same, but its content has been updated. Main new feature? Support for Apple Pencil. Below we will talk about other changes.

What has not changed

First, let's talk about the characteristics that have remained the same. Case, colors, screen size (9.7 inches), resolution (1536 x 2048), battery capacity (10 hours). All this has not changed.

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1. Apple Pencil Support

Now for the good news. The new iPad 2018 supports Apple Pencil. If you need a tablet for drawing or other creative tasks, you no longer have to spend $ 599 on a 10.5-inch iPad. You get the same features for just $ 329.

Apple Pencil is very accurate, convenient andsensitive. Apple has even updated the iWork app to work better with the Apple Pencil. Now you can record and highlight text in iWork using the Apple Pencil. Notes also has great support for Apple Pencil.

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Apple Pencil costs $ 99 (89 for students). If you don’t want to spend so much, you can buy a Logitech Crayon stylus for $ 49. It has the same features, but a different case and a standard “lightning” connector for charging.

2. The processor A10

In the 2018 iPad, the A10 processor. It is better than the A9 processor. He scored 3254 points in Geekbench tests for a separate core and 5857 for everything. Last year's iPhone 7 was of the same power. In addition, the M10 motion coprocessor is part of the processor, thanks to which augmented reality games will work well on the new iPad.

3.2GB operational of memory

The 2018 iPad still has 2GB of RAM.

4. Cameras

The cameras and Touch ID sensor remained the same. The new iPad has an 8MP main camera without flash.

5. Sensor Touch id the first generations

More importantly, the Touch ID sensor is the firstgenerations. This sensor is still from the iPhone 5s era, and it is slightly slower than the 2nd generation sensor, as in the new iPad Pro. In addition, the new iPad still has a display without a special coating.

Special offer for students

Apple will sell the new iPad to students for $ 299. Apple Pencil will cost $ 89. The savings are only $ 40.