Apple has surprised everyone by introducing an iPhone 7 (RED) and a 9.7-inch iPad today.
In the case of the tablet, which has been renamed simply “iPad” , it will replace the iPad Air 2. But it is a low-cost iPad with a much more powerful processor than its predecessor.
However, it is curious how the new 9.7-inch iPad is slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad Air 2.
The design of the iPad Air 2 was quite elegant, making the tablet thin and light; it was 6.1 millimeters thick and weighed 435 grams. As for the new iPad, it is slightly thicker with 7.5 millimeters , and weighs 478 grams .
In terms of technology, this is a substantial change. The new iPad is 20% thicker than its predecessor . Although it is important to note that we are still talking about millimeter differences.
An increase of 1.5 millimetres is very small, but it can be a dramatic change in the world of technology. As for weight, it’s not as significant once you take both tablets.
However, it should be noted that the new 9.7-inch iPad is considered a low-cost tablet , so it is logical to think that the company has not been able to reduce its thickness and weight.
The new iPad from 399 is a very interesting offer for customers, especially for those users who are not interested in the features provided by Apple’s iPad Pro.
As previously mentioned on our blog, the 2017 9.7-inch iPad has an A9 processor, is available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey, and will go on sale on March 24 from £399.
What about you? Will you be updating your tablet with this new low-cost iPad?