Apple introduces new $329USD iPad with Apple Pencil support

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The device weighs only a pound and is equipped with an A10 Fusion chip, which Apple claims is faster than "virtually every Chromebook". The $329 price is pretty impressive with this knowledge, given the fact that the hardware is so similar to a model that previously cost almost $600.

Apple's late founder, Steve Jobs, had prioritised education in the company's early years, and its products - including iPads and Macs - initially had a firm foothold in schools. Supporting the Apple Pencil will be updates in Apple's free iPad apps like Pages, supporting new features like "Smart Annotation".

"For my classrooms, it just means we'll have access to more creative tools than we've had before", Jennifer Smith, a Chicago-based middle school teacher, told ABC affiliate WLS in Chicago. At $329 - the same price as the cheapest iPad - Google and Acer hope to bring the flexibility and versatility of the Chrome operating system to an even more portable device.

The device will come with an 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video as well as a HD front-facing camera, last up to 10 hours on a single charge and optionally offer LTE support.

"I think Apple moved the ball forward, but I don't see districts swapping out Chromebooks or PCs en masse", Moorhead said. Except this is aimed at helping developers create educational apps for iOS.

In India, the popular iPad with support for Apple Pencil will be available from April, starting at Rs 28,000. "We're excited to see Apple's new classroom offering and how schools in our area will adopt them", he said.

Apple’s Malaysia website has not indicated when the iPads will be made available and simply listed it as Coming Soon
Apple’s Malaysia website has not indicated when the iPads will be made available and simply listed it as Coming Soon

Apple introduced a major education initiative on Tuesday tied to an updated iPad and a suite of education-focused software. But students need those accessories, too, so I'm hopeful Apple will make versions that work with lower-price iPads.

This was Apple's first education-themed event since January 2012, when it launched its new digital textbooks. Apple devices make up just 17% of the education marketshare. It also comes loaded with all the apps you expect from Apple.

And it will fit in well with the existing Chromebook collection so many school boards have already adopted.

Apple is already lagging behind both Google and Microsoft in the United States schools because cheaper Chromebooks are now ruling the market with 60% share.

Apple went hard and heavy with its education theme on Tuesday, with school bells and announcements over a public address system directing press and teachers into an auditorium at Lane Tech College Prep High School.




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