Last year, when Apple introduced its budget 9.7-inch iPad, and the tablet received a thousand of good feedback from customers. But the new 9-7 inch iPad variant that Apple has recently released is even greater, you can do more than the previous model. On the new entry-level 9.7-inch iPad, Apple added the Apple Pencil support, which allows users to write or draw on the tablet just like you can do on the iPad Pro models. With this support, Apple has already turned the cheapest iPad into a smaller 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but the price is nearly twice cheaper. Here are five reasons that might convince you to grab the new $329 iPad instead of the $650 iPad Pro.
Apple Pencil Support
As mentioned, the greatest thing is the support of Apple Pencil, which previously just appears in the iPad iPro models. The powered stylus of Apple, which was proudly the biggest selling point for the iPad Pro, can now use on a non-Pro iPad for writing or drawing, so there is no reason to spend more money for the higher-priced model with the same function. Both the new iPad and iPad Pro models work well with the same $99 stylus.
Apple has upgraded the processor in the new iPad from the Apple A9 chipset to the Apple A10 Fusion, which is the same processor on the iPhone 7/7 Plus. That’s different from the A10X chip on the iPad Pro, but considering at the release time, Apple stated that the A10X was 30% faster CPU performance as well as 40% faster GPU performance than the A9X chipset. However, according to Apple, the A10 SoC also boasts 40% faster CPU performance and 50% better GPU performance over the Apple A9 chipset. So, the difference in terms of performance and speed between the A10X and the A10 chipsets are negligible.
Cheap Enough For Kids
Although the new iPad didn’t get a drop-down price, $329 is still a reasonable price for an Apple tablet. It’s even cheaper than the iPad mini 4 ($399), which is just equipped the quite outdate A8 chip. So a new 9.7-inch iPad is a great choice that won’t make your child or younger sibling depressed.
Although Apple didn’t bring the Smart Connector that is usually used to connect the Smart Keyboard to the iPad Pro, the new iPad still allows using the keyboard. All you need is picking up a certificated Bluetooth keyboard with an Apple Smart Cover and then easily setting it up. Once done, you can use the same keyboard shortcuts on the new 9.7-inch iPad.
A Good Multitasking Tablet
From iOS 10 version, Apple introduced a new method to multitask on the Apple tablets, and in the iOS 11 version, you even don’t need an iPad Pro to take advantage of the multitask feature. On the new 9.7-inch iPad, you can still use Slide Over, Split View, and Picture-in-Picture features. Moreover, the Drag and Drop as well as the enhanced Dock can also be used on this new iPad. With the help of the A10 SoC, switching among is very fast.
These are five reasons in our opinion to choose the new 9.7-inch iPad instead of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. What‘s your opinion? Will you choose this new Apple tablet for the piece of only $329? Let’s know in the comment below.