The new iPad was a 2014 model with minimal changes. But it is cheaper
As expected, Apple has expanded its range of multiple products. About Java SE and red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus we have already announced. The main novelty can be considered as a new iPad.
However, as in the case with smartphones, full new this device cannot be called. So, the tablet is simply called the iPad. He has replaced the iPad Air 2, which though was introduced in 2014, it is still relevant now.
But for those who have older Apple devices or not available at all, now have a more modern model. The new iPad is equipped with a screen diagonal of 9.7 inches with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, that is, there is no change, except that the new screen was a little brighter.
The model is the Apple A9 SoC, while the iPad Air 2 is Apple A8X. The amount of RAM is unknown, and the flash memory in the tablet 32 or 128 GB. The camera has not changed: the front has a resolution of 1.2 MP and primary 8 MP, while in 2017 to see a front camera in not the cheapest tablet is very strange. The battery should last 10 hours. Of course, there is the fingerprint scanner. The device is available in a version with only Wi-Fi or in modification of more modem cellular.
Equal dimensions 240 x 169,5 x 7.5 mm weight 469 g. That is, the tablet is thicker and heavier than the model Air 2! Works novelty running iOS 10.
In the end we have a complete copy of an iPad Air 2 2014. Apple has installed a newer platform, but for some reason increase the thickness and weight. But the new cheaper. If the predecessor at the start of sales worth at least $ 500, the new iPad is estimated at only $ 330. For a model with 128 GB asking $ 430. Over the same version with a cellular modem will have to pay 460 and $ 560 respectively. And this is the main advantage of the «novelty» of Apple over competitors, for which many are asking the lack of innovation. On the other hand, given the continuing decline in the tablet market, Apple probably did the right thing.
You can also note that from now on the iPad 4 can only be bought in a version with 128 GB of flash memory. For this model asking 400 or $ 530, depending on the availability of the modem.