Apple held a launch event yesterday for its iPhone 11 series but the company had a surprise up its sleeve. At the event, Apple also announced its latest entry-level iPad which is called the iPad 7th generation.
With this, Apple has finally replaced its 6th generation iPad with one that is bigger in display and somewhat more powerful. The latest 7th generation iPad from Apple comes with an A10 chip same as the iPad 6th gen. However, it has a larger 10.2-inch display compared to the previous 9.7-inch display.
Apart from that, you now have Apple Pencil support for the device along with connector pins at the back. This means that you can connect an external keyboard to have a desktop-like experience too. However, you should also note that the iPad 7th generation does not support Apple’s 2nd generation Pencil.
Rather, you will only be able to use the first generation of Apple Pencil. This is the same Apple Pencil which comes with a lightning connector and you need to charge it from the iPad’s lightning port.
Now, it is fair to say that Apple should have included an updated processor on its latest iPad because it still runs on A10 chipset which was seen on Apple’s iPhone 8 series. Apart from that, the iPad 7th generation will only come in a 32GB variant which is not enough storage for most people.
However, the good thing is that it will come with iPadOS which now supports external media devices such as Pendrive or card readers with proper file management. Also, iPad 7th generation comes at the same price as its predecessor which is just $329 in the US.
However, you will get it only for $299 if you are a student in the US. In terms of Indian pricing, the iPad 7th generation will be available for Rs. 29,990.