Apple iPad Launched With Apple Pencil Support : All you need to know


Apple has launched the 9.7-inch variant of iPad with support for Apple Pencil in Gold, Space Gray and Silver color variants starting at $329. The cost of the Wi-Fi model is fixed at $329 (Rs. 28000) and that of the Wi-Fi and LTE combo model at Rs. 38600.

If you think that Apple Pencil support is available by default, you are wrong. You have to purchase the pencil stylus separately for around INR 7600. The price of the Apple Pencil is on an expensive side and we don’t think any user will invest this much amount to buy a stylus. It’s better to work without stylus instead of investing a huge amount to the tune of $150. The amount can be used for any other purpose or you can wait for some time or the price to reduce.

The newly launched 9.7-inch iPad is powered by an Apple A10 Fusion processor and is designed with an Aluminum body with massive bezels. On the display front, the iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display, 32GB/128GB internal storage pre-loaded with iOS 11. The physical home button offers support for Touch ID using which you can quickly unlock the screen.

The device will provide 200GB iCloud storage to enable teachers and students in the US to work effectively. the company revealed that the new iPad will be useful for school and college students since it will help them to enhance the productivity.

The iPad also ships with an 8MP camera on the rear with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, you will be able to work with a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera paired with f/2.2 aperture. The iPad also provides support for accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, and gyroscope. Moreover, the tablet is infused with a 32.4Wh battery, which is capable of offering up to 10 hours of web browsing time.

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In addition to Wi-Fi, the 9.7-inch iPad also includes Bluetooth, GPS, lightning port and a traditional headphone port. It is to be noted that the tablet also comes with LTE support at a higher cost. The audio is passed through stereo speakers and measures 470 grams.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at