iPad 9.7 “: The iPad Air becomes the cheaper “iPad “- with a disappointment

iPad 9.7 "

Only with a press release, Apple today presented a new iPad: iPad 9.7 ” is called the new tablet.

iPad 9.7 "

Features and technical details: It is a successor to the iPad Air 2 – or even iPad Air 1 9.7 inch – it is the most popular iPad size, Apple clears the precaution.

All the more important is the idea of the new device, which on the one hand is common and on the other hand will probably be successful.

For everyone who was the iPad Pro 9.7 “ is too expensive, Apple let the iPad Air 2 in the program. A great tablet, but the pro features such as Pencil support and stereo speakers were missing.

The device is now but a bit getting old – it was introduced 2014 for the first time.

iPad 9.7 “: Low price – but only without Cellular

One of the key features of the new iPad is favorable for Apple ratios Price:

The tablet starts at 399 Euro. Even the iPad Air 2 cost 429 euros yesterday on the Apple Store.

Two memory sizes are available:

  • 32 GB: 399 Euro
  • 128GB: 499 Euro

For the mobile chip ( ” Wi-Fi + Cellular “) an associated additional cost of 160 Euros is due:

  • 32 GB: 559 Euro
  • 128GB: 659 Euro

Available are the colors of silver, gold and Space Grey. The order is from Friday, March 24.

Disappointment Case: The iPad is thicker

What does the iPad Air 2 for a great body – but now comes to the disappointment: The new 9.7 “iPad is thicker. With 7.5 millimeters, it corresponds to the iPad Air (1st generation), iPad Air 2 is 6.1 millimeters namely slimmer.

Has Apple increased the battery? Probably not, because Apple is the useful life of wireless continues to 10 hours.

Also, the weight is similar with 469 grams in the wireless version of the Air of the first generation, while the iPad Air 2 only 437 grams. A throwback.

Innovations of the iPad 9.7 “

Then you have to almost see if the new iPad has a fingerprint sensor. Yes, Touch ID (which the iPad Air 1 had not yet) is integrated. Fortunately, the technical equipment is not at the level of the older tablets.

For this, among other things, the update of the chips provide the A8X on the A9. In addition, the display with 3.1 million pixels is lighter than before according to the manufacturer.

Specifications of the 9.7 “iPad Overview:

  • Size: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 469 grams or 478 grams (Cellular)
  • Chip: A9 with M9 Coprocessor
  • 9,7″ IPS-Display
  • Resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 pixels per inch
  • Rear camera with 8 megapixels and aperture f / 2.4
  • Video recording at 1080p
  • FaceTime camera with 1.2 megapixels
  • Touch ID
  • Gyro sensor, accelerometer, barometer, ambient light sensor
  • Dual Band WiFi (802.11ac), HT80 with MIMO
  • Cellular model with GPS and Apple SIM (optional equipment)
  • Bluetooth 4.2.

First conclusion for iPad

So great the iPad Air 2 is – why Apple has discontinued the diet, is completely incomprehensible. Why the retrogression of the housing design was necessary, we currently still inexplicable. The small technical update does the cheap tablet naturally good.

In brief, it is likely an Apple Event type, in which Apple still presents completely new iPad.

Chriss Stephens
Editor in Chief at 3tech.org. Chriss is a Blogger with focus on latest hardware and all operating systems, but especially on Windows