Apple refreshes iPad with A9 chip and cheaper price, discontiues iPad Air 2

Apple refreshes the 9.7-inch iPad line with a faster processor and a cheaper price tag. This early 2017 slate from the Cupertino company is simply referred to as the “iPad” by the company’s head honcho.

Apple iPad (Early 2017)

This version replaces the iPad Air 2 in Apple’s portfolio of devices. The newer iPad comes with an Apple A9 processor which is basically the same applications processor that you found in the iPhone 6s.

What’s even more interesting is the fact that the new iteration of the best-selling tablet in the world is cheaper than the iPad Air 2. The base model, 32GB WiFi variant is only priced at USD 329 which is more or less Php 16,500 in today’s foreign exchange rate. Moreover, the cellular 32GB model is priced at USD 459 (approx. Php 23,000).

You can still get it in Silver, Space Gray and Gold hues.

Apple iPad (Early 2017) Specs

9.7-inch LED-Backlit IPS LCD, 1536 x 2048 px at 264ppi
Scratch Resistant, Oleophobic Glass
Apple A9 Chip
32GB/128GB Storage
8MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus
1.12 um pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection. HDR
1080p video at 30fps, HDR
1.2MP front camera, f/2.2
Touch ID
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band
Three-axis gyro
Bluetooth v4.0. A2DP,EDR
USB v2.0
iOS 10
USD 329 32GB WiFi only
USD 459 32GB Cellular model
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