Apple has started selling the new 9.7-inch iPad over the Internet retail chain on Friday, after promising to deliver the budget tablet to customers by the end of the weekend.
A quick survey in Apple's online store shows immediate availability at many locations in the US and Canada, as well as in Australia and major markets in Asia, including Japan and Singapore. Europe seems to have stocks tomorrow, with both Germany and the UK showing pickup times on Saturday.
Store pickup estimates are not yet displayed elsewhere, including the important Chinese market, although delivery times are in most starting countries
Apple announced on Tuesday the event "Let's Take a Field Trip "in Chicago presented the sixth 9.7-inch iPad in addition to a set of educational software.
The 329-Schilling contains some internal improvements over last year's model, with the biggest support for Apple Pencil.
The device is powered by the Apple A10 Fusion processor with 2GB of RAM, first introduced in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Compared to its A9 predecessor, the new chip delivers 40 percent more processing power and 50 percent more graphics performance suitable for augmented reality applications.
With 8 megapixel backs, everything stays different Camera, frontal 1080p FaceTime HD shooter, non-laminated display and Touch ID module for biometric authentication. The design also remains largely unchanged compared to the iPad 2017, with silver, space gray and gold.
In the US, the iPad starts at $ 329 for a 32GB Wi-Fi version, moving to $ 429 on a 128GB flash memory model. Cellular models are also available in the same capacities for $ 459 and $ 559, respectively.
As part of its renewed push into the classroom, Apple offers the new iPad for schools and educational customers at a discounted price of $ 299.
Outside of Apple, authorized reseller B & H also accepts pre-orders for the 2018 iPad line, with no tax being charged in most states.
Helping Customers on the Fence to Pick Up The Latest Budget iPad, AppleInsider compared the model to the iPad Pro and the 2017 iPad and iPad Air 2. Also on Tuesday we created the device by hand ,