In a surprise launch Apple announced a new iPad on Tuesday. The device is a 10.2-inch variant of the company’s tablet, slotting in at the entry level as a replacement for the $329 9.7-inch iPad.
It’s officially the first seventh-generation iPad.
Apple VP Greg “Joz” Joswiak said today onstage, and it’s available today starting at $329, while teachers and students can purchase the device for $299.
The new seventh-generation iPad is compatible with the full-sized Smart Keyboard and the first-generation Apple Pencil, and it comes with the A10 Fusion chip.
That processor is slightly less powerful than the A10X Fusion chip found in the second-generation iPad Pro, but still quite powerful for an entry-level tablet.
Apple also claims that for the first time, this iPad’s enclosure is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.
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