Back in June during the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announces iPad will be separated from iOS and named as iPadOS. Just in time before Apple rolls out iPadOS software officially on September 30, Apple announces the new iPad at the Apple event.
The new iPad is the 7th gen iPad which Apple launches. It comes with a new 10.2-inch display. Whereas the previous 6th gen iPad has a 9.7-inch display. The main reason Apple increases the display size for the new iPad is to support the iPadOS. With the iPadOS, you can have a desktop feel by using the 7th gen iPad.
Work on your iPad
Apple is now encouraging all its users to continue their work on the iPad. To realize its dream, Apple is supporting the Smart Keyboard for the new iPad too. Previously, Apple’s Smart Keyboard only supports the latest iPad Air and iPad Pro. Using this Smart Keyboard, you can attach it to your iPad and continue your work on your iPad.
Other than that, Apple also will allow you to manage all your file with its Files app. This app could be a convenient spot for you to save all your working files. Now, you can also connect a USB stick to your iPad to do file transfers between your iPad and the USB stick.
Under the hood, the new iPad still uses the same A10 Fusion chip which was used by the 6th gen iPad. With the A10 Fusion chip, the new iPad supports Apple Pencil too. At this moment, only the 1st gen Apple Pencil is supported in the new iPad. Besides that, you can also use the new iPad for gaming. With that, now Apple officially allows you to connect your PS4 controller to your iPad to play games easily.
Pricing and Availability
The new iPad is available in two storage option which is 32GB and 128GB. It also comes with two models which are the WiFi model and the WiFi + Cellular model. For the pricing wise, you can get the 32GB + WiFi model starts from RM1,449 and the WiFi + Cellular model starts from RM1,999. If you wished to get the Smart Keyboard, you can get it for RM649.
In conclusion, Apple also says it will be providing one year of Apple TV+ subscription service for free. You can view more information on the new iPad from here.