Unexpectedly: Apple announced a new iPad and an updated iPadOS

During today's presentation, Apple made an unexpected announcement and introduced the new iPad.

What showed

According to Apple's vice president Greg Josviac, thisfirst 7th generation iPad. The tablet is equipped with a 10.2-inch Retina display and A10 Fusion processor, there is support for a smart keyboard. The company says that for the first time, the iPad case is made of 100% recyclable aluminum. The novelty will cost $ 329.


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In addition, Apple has changed the iPadOS andDemonstrated new methods for launching multiple applications simultaneously. Developers have added support for USB-drives, and SD-cards. Another new feature is the ability to instantly import photos into Adobe Lightroom, without having to open the Photos application.


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Files has also been redesigned: Apple made it easy to navigate and control various elements. Also new keyboard shortcuts appeared and Safari was updated - now the browser automatically displays tablet versions of different sites.


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In general, iPadOS should make a series of tabletsmore independent of the iPhone and significantly improve performance. Craig Federigi, Apple's senior vice president of software development said:

“IPadOS delivers awesome features, including a new home screen with widgets, more powerful multitasking and new tools that make using Apple Pencil even more natural.”