On 21st March, Apple website went down for a while, and it has come up with new products including new RED iPhone 7, Apple iPad(2017), iPhone 7/7 Plus cases, and new watch bands for the Apple watch. Now Apple iPad(2017) is available for pre-order via Flipkart in India, and the base variant is starting at Rs.28,900.
Flipkart listed only two variants including 9.7-inch Apple iPad(2017) 32GB Wi-Fi Only model costing Rs.28,900 and the 128GB Wi-Fi+Cellular model at Rs.47,900. The two models will be available in three colors: Silver, Space Grey, and Gold. However, the 32GB Wi-Fi+Cellular and 128GB Wi-Fi Only models are not yet listed but according to Gadgets 360 they will cost Rs.39,900 and Rs.47,900 respectively.
To enable the lower price point, Apple used older internals for the iPad; it features an A9 chip and a crisper 9.7-inch Retina display. The seamless and aesthetic design comes from an aluminum unibody construction. However, it is more thicker and heavier than the iPad Air 2, weighing 453 grams and measuring 7.5mm in thickness.
iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display which packs a resolution of 2048 x 1536 plus a pixel density of 264ppi. Beneath the screen, it runs iOS 10 which is claimed to be the world’s most advanced mobile OS by Apple. The device is powered by a 64-bit Apple’s A9 chip with an embedded M9 coprocessor in it.
Optics-wise, an 8-megapixel shooter with a f/2.4 aperture, Auto image stabilization, and Face detection is on the rear, while a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera is on the front. A fingerprint identity sensor dubbed “Touch ID” by Apple is built into the home button. Built-in 32.4-watt-hour battery renders upto 10 hours of battery life while surfing the web using Wi-Fi and 9 hours while using cellular data network.