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The New iPad 2017 – Apple’s Leap into Budget Market

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The company that was started in the garage made it very big and became the no.1 manufacturer in technology leaving behind the giants like IBM. The true vision of Apple was to make the facilities of computers accessible to normal people, whether be it an office or a mom staying at home. Even though the products of Apple is considered in the high end line up with not so decent price. But now they are making a huge jump-start in the budget market with its new iPad 2017 model.

A quick overview of iPad 2017..

March 24, 2017, Apple announced it’s new iPad 2017 model. Before there were mainly three names in the iPad lineup – iPad mini, iPad air and iPad pro. With this release of iPad 2017 they, Apple’s clearly trying to replace their air models. The iPad is released in 3 colors i.e. silver, space gray and rose gold.

Design and Aesthetics – 

Apple’s done nothing much with it’s design. It is the same aluminium chassis with a shining apple logo on the back. But to be honest the design is still appealing and it’s really not new thing to Apple. The new iPad weighs 1.03 pounds and is a bit thick than iPad Air 2 as it’s casing is similar to the iPad Air 1. It is thicker than the iPad Air 2 being 7.5 mm but its not that remarkable.iPad 2017

On the top left of the iPad there is a rear camera as always. To the right side there are volume buttons and power button on the top edge. The screen is covered by thick bezels with a front facing camera to the top. Apple has placed a physical home button instead of the force touch. To the bottom side is the speakers and the lightning port.

Specifications And Functionality:

The new iPad 2017 comes with a 9.7 inch retina display screen with a resolution of 2048*1536 pixels. It is not to the mark for creative professionals as the color accuracy do not match up to that of iPad pro. However it is an ideal choice for average consumers who are just looking for watching videos, surfing the web and other light tasks. Similar to that of iPhone 6s and 6s plus iPad resembles Apple’s A9 processor along with and embedded M9 co-processor and 2GB of RAM. It comes preloaded with its iOS 10 software and runs buttery smooth.

The camera of the iPad 2017 is as same of iPad Air 2 with 8 megapixels for the rear facing(f 2.4 aperture) and front one is 1.2 megapixels (f2.2 aperture). The home button features the first generation Touch ID and works perfectly. Besides this features like split view and slide over makes it good for multitasking works. The battery of the iPad 2017 is of 8610 mAh with a bigger size which gives around 10 hours of usage time. The only downside to this iPad is that Apple didn’t make it compatible with Apple pencil. 

You can get this iPad for 32GB memory or straight upto 128GB memory. Nothing in between.

The Best Part and Conclusion – 

The best part of this new iPad is undoubtedly its price which starts just at $329 for the base model i.e. the 32 GB variant. You’ll need to pay extra 100 bucks to get the 128GB model. As I can think of, Apple’s never given their products so cheap as this one.

The iPad 2017 is worth every bit of the money. For $329 you get top notch quality hardware, seemingly good operating system along with an elegant design of Apple. If you are a creative professional then you ought to go for the Pro lineup. However this is an ideal choice in case you are an average user. It will surely get you through your everyday tasks without any problems. 

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(Source: Digital Trends)

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