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Apple introduced a 9.7-inch iPad for students and students

During the Apple Education Event, dedicated to education, Apple introduced anew iPad for students and schoolchildren. He, like the Pro version, supports Apple Pencil.

The 9.7-inch tablet is equipped with a Touch ID, A10 Fusion processor, a back camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels and a battery that holds a charge up to 10 hours. Unlike the iPad Pro, the device does not have a connector for external keyboards.

The tablet will cost $ 299 for schools and $ 329 for all other customers. It can be ordered immediately after the end of the event, and the delivery of the devices will begin in April 2018.

Along with the new iPad, Apple introduced an update to the iWork office suite, including Pages, Numbers and Keynote. They received support for Apple Pencil, as well as the function of “smart” annotations, which will allow teachers to interact with their students’ documents remotely. The new iPad will also support third-party styli: during the event , the Logitech product was mentioned .

Apple announced the function Shared iPad, which will allow multiple users to use one device. You can control the tablets using the Apple School Manager system. Students will receive 200 gigabytes free of charge in iCloud storage for free.

The company introduced several new applications, including Schoolwork. Thanks to him, students and teachers will be able to look after the progress of training and receive teaching materials. New applications will interact with the system through ClassKit, developers can use it to develop special educational applications.

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