On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the newest version of its 9.7-inch iPad, equipped with features formerly only available on its larger and more expensive tablets. These will include a large Retina display, compatibility with the latest spreadsheet and word processing software, the A10 Fusion chip and the ability to use the Apple Pencil used for writing and drawing directly on the tablet.

The iPad, which will sell for $299 to schools and $329 to other consumers (the Apple Pencil will still cost an additional $99), launched on Tuesday at Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep High School. The launch is part of Apple’s effort to bring more of its iPad products into the classroom — it also rolled out ClassKit, a new software platform aimed for educators.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckEnOBpksGs

The iPad is also frequently used by real estate agents for displaying properties, signing contracts and keeping up with clients. The new features have previously only been available on the iPad Pro versions.

“This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, in a statement.

According to the company, the more affordable version of the popular tablet will now have better tools for things like document scanning and highly graphical content like online manuals and virtual video tours.

Email Veronika Bondarenko

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription