Last Updated on April 17, 2022 by Mark P.
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The new 9.7-inch iPad features the powerful A10 Fusion chip so you can easily multitask and use the latest apps including augmented reality experiences.1 With iOS 11, iPad is more powerful, personal, and intelligent, so you can do more than ever. And with more advanced cameras, a better display, Touch ID, support for Apple Pencil,2 and over a million apps available on the App Store, theres never been a better time to upgrade to a new iPad.
In a world of tablets, smart phones and e-readers, Apple’s iPad still stands a head above the rest, in a category of its own.
Carefully crafted of glass and aluminum, the iPad’s retina display shows off bright colors, and – new with this model- support for the Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil (sold separately) connectivity is fast and has no noticeable lag as we drew on the screen in a variety of applications. We’ve begun to use our iPad for everything from viewing and editing photos, to playing games, writing documents, and signing PDF’s, no printing or scanning required.
The iPad comes pre-installed with iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system, uniquely designed for touch interaction, better than any other operating system that we’ve tried on other tablets. It’s quick and visual based, packed with accessibility features perfect for those with unique needs, like children and parents, among others.
The 9.7 inch screen doesn’t seem especially large, but we had no trouble enjoying full length movies and TV show episodes, as well as playing countless types of games. Card, racing, strategy- they all kept up with us, thanks to Apple’s proprietary A10 Fusion chip.
iPad’s metal body is solid, though lightweight, and we weren’t unnecessarily distracted by buttons or switches around the edges of the device. Weighing only 16 ounces, the iPad is lighter than our cups of coffee in the morning, and has enough battery power to last us a few days with lite to regular use, and more than enough storage to download high quality movies, all of our photos, a decent music library and some immersive games- with space to spare.
It’s seldom that a single tablet could be recommended to both our colleagues, kids and grandparents, but the iOS platform, app store, and intuitive design of the iPad’s 6th iteration makes this the best device on the market.