Apple 9.7-inch iPad (2018) pre-orders now open on Flipkart; prices start at Rs 28000


Flipkart has listed the iPad (2018) Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models in both 32GB and 128GB storage options. The device also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, and a three-axis gyroscope.

And it's the same case with cameras. The 9.7 inch iPad has an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera that can record full HD videos, 120 fps slow motion videos, time-lapse videos with stabilisation, and has 3x video zoom feature. While on the front, it has a 1.2 MP HD FaceTime camera with an aperture of F/2.2.

There are, however, two big differentiators. However, its 9.7-inch Retina (2048×1536 pixels) IPS display now supports the Apple Pencil stylus. Again, note that the Logitech Crayon is not going to be released on the consumer market - but there's no shortage of digital pen alternatives.

All the four versions of the iPad (2018) can now be pre-ordered on Flipkart.

To ensure smooth performance, the iPad (2018) runs on an A10 Fusion chip with an embedded M10 coprocessor.

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Apple's new iPad 9.7-inch tablet is now available for pre-order on Flipkart

Apple has taken to just calling it iPad, with no other designator.

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That's it really, except to say that pricing for the two devices remains the same, unless you're at school - one of us lucky folk what live here in the United Kingdom, where Apple is treating us to a £20 price cut, with new 2018 iPad models starting from £319 compared to last year's £339 RRP.

The 2018 iPad is the tablet nearly everybody needs. Where Android phone makers pick out "off the shelf" components, Apple is able to provide you with software support on all its products for a considerably long period. Additionally, Flipkart is offering an exchange scheme on the new iPad models where users can exchange their old products (including smartphones) and get up to Rs. 16,000 off on exchange.

Per the latest reports, Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation of the iPad Pro this year, which will introduce groundbreaking changes in the typical iPad design. In the USA, the new iPad launch from Apple was seen as an answer to Google's Chromebook which has been lately one of the popular choices for teachers in classrooms, especially in the US. There are three color options to choose from - Space Grey, Silver, and Gold.