Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support
Today at their Education event in Chicago, Apple unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad with support for Apple Pencil. Starting at $329, you can now use an Apple Pencil on an iPad that isn’t a Pro Model. Spec wise, the new model upgrades the A9 chip to the newer A10 Fusion. The A10 Fusion is the chip used by the iPhone 7 & 7 +. How does it compare to the Pro models? Specs are very similar to the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro — minus Smart Connector and True Tone display — with the chip actually being faster. As it comes to pricing the new iPads 32GB (Wifi Models) will begin at $329 for consumers and $299 for schools. If you want a Wifi & Data capable model it will cost you $459. For Apple Pencil, it will set you back an additional $99 for consumers and schools will get it at $89. New models will be available to pre-order starting today and they will ship starting this week. The new iPad comes in silver, space gray and a new gold finish.