Apple has announced a new version of the iPad with improved specs, a decent price point, and support for the Apple Pencil, which was previously exclusive to the Pro models.
The new 9.7-inch iPad has a Retina display, an A10 Fusion Chip to deliver faster performance, advanced sensors for augmented reality functions, and what Apple says will be an 'all-day battery life'.
Apple Pencil is designed for apps like Pages, Notes, Keynote and Microsoft Office, and the tech giant says the inclusion of Pencil support on the entry-level iPads is part of its focus on its devices being used for educational purposes.
The new iPad range starts at £319 (P23,361.76) for the 32GB Wi-Fi-only model, while extra storage space and the cellular models (ie: mobile data) will see that price go up. The Apple Pencil isn't included in the box, costing another £89 (P6,517.86) on top.
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