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2018 Apple iPad goes on sale in India, starts at Rs 28,000

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 20, 2018, 8:07 pm IST
Updated Apr 20, 2018, 8:08 pm IST
The iPad 6th generation comes with a new A10 Fusion SoC and support for Apple Pencil.
The 2018 iPad also sports TouchID for biometric verification.
 The 2018 iPad also sports TouchID for biometric verification.

Apple has launched it’s latest model in the iPad lineup for the Indian market. Dubbed the 6th Generation iPad, the new model comes with support for the Apple Pencil. It starts at Rs 28,000 for the base 32GB with Wi-Fi only variant and goes up to Rs 46,300 for the top-end 128GB with Wi-Fi + LTE variant.

The new 2018 model is a minor upgrade of last year’s 9.7-inch iPad 5th Generation. The 6th Generation model retains the same 9.7-inch Retina display from the old model. However, what’s new here is the processor — Apple’s A10 Fusion SoC lifted off from the iPhone 7. The new model also comes preloaded with iOS 11.3 as its operating system. The newly upgraded firepower has been introduced to make the iPad a tool for learning — thanks to Apple’s ARKit, which is a part of the latest iOS. The new A10 processor can handle demanding Augmented Reality applications with more ease as compared to 2017 model’s A9 CPU.

 

The 2018 iPad also sports an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front-mounted FaceTime HD camera. It’s equipped with a bigger 8000mAh battery, which Apple claims to provide an uninterrupted stamina of approximately 10 hours — this is primarily useful for students and teachers. The 2018 iPad also sports TouchID for biometric verification.

Since Apple has aimed it as an educational device, the new iPad also gets support for the Apple Pencil, which costs Rs 7,600 in the Indian market. The Pencil acts a stylus for display and can be charged from the Lightning Port of the iPad. Apple has also reworked its suite of iWork app, which is now claimed to offer better productivity when combined with Pencil.

 

As stated above, the Wi-Fi only model starts at Rs 28,000 for the 32GB variant and goes up to Rs 35,700 for the 128GB variant. The Wi-Fi + Cellular model starts at Rs 38,600 for the 32GB variant and goes up to Rs 46,300 for the 128GB variant. The 2018 iPad is available for purchase from various offline partners as well as Flipkart.

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