This is what the 2018 9.7-inch iPad 6 brings with it for students and education professionals. As Apple has officially used its recent education-focused event in Chicago to announce and introduce the tablet. With the announcement, Apple has also signified its intention to place a heavy focus on education and take the company back to its roots.
It has actually been almost six-years since Apple last held an event which was focused on education and products and services to enhance that market. Although Apple has taken that opportunity to glare them and introduced a new business tool for designing iPad e-books back in 2012, and today, at the Lane Technical College Prep High School has introduced a new iPad model which is not only powerful and highly capable but also, again which is affordable and priced to appeal to students who want a tablet for educational purposes. To those teachers, who feel the need to use this type of technology in order to distribute and teach the curriculum.
Now that it seems like Apple has revised its iPad range by bringing in different versions, with various screen sizes, all offered at different price-points. In fact, if you were to simply look at all of the iPads on offer, you would be forgiven for being a little confused as to who Apple feels its target demographic is for iPad.
The Cupertino-based business has introduced this lower cost model with education in mind, muddies those waters even further. With the new iPad 6 announcement, as part of its attempt to win back some of the education markets from the likes of Google and Microsoft. This cheap model will definitely appeal and help the company do exactly that.
Speaking of the new 9.7-inch iPad 6 display and others innards, specifically released for students and teachers. It boasts a 9.7-inch display, an 8MP primary camera, and an HD FaceTime camera. The heart of the machine is an A10 Fusion chip along with the usually GPS and Compass components. The battery backup comes in at 10 hours. As expected, all the way the new iPad 6 has support for the Apple Pencil, with users being able to purchase the Pencil for $99 only. Schools, however, can grab it for $89 only ($10 USD discount).
It also added support for Augmented Reality to support classroom learning as well. “The new iPad is more versatile and capable than ever, features a large Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality, and provides unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life”, and pushed a ton of new software for both students and teachers.
Moreover, the new iPad 6th-gen price starts at $329 for the base model at 32GB, while schools can get their hands on the machine for just $299 only. There are other storage variants available as well, and so is WiFi+Cellular support, but for an additional cost.
Orders can be made today, while shipping is expected to begin in a week’s time from now.