Apple launched during March 2017, the new version of the classic 9.7-inch iPad. Perfect heir of iPad 2, especially at the level of design, this device was created to position itself in the entry level market of tablet from Cupertino, differing from the Pro line. More powerful and versatile, the device is available in classic forms only WiFi and WiFi + Cellular, with shells in traditional colors gold, silver and space grey. Here, all the details.
The new 9.7-inch iPad inherits the aesthetic from the previous iPad 2, from body colours: there are, in fact, the classical tints of gold, silver and space grey. With a thickness of only 7.5 mm, and a width of 240 and a height of 169.5, the device also features a weight quite content: 409 grams for the WiFi only version and 478 for the WiFi + Cellular.
The back housing is made of anodized aluminium, with appropriate slots for the camera, microphone, and the side volume buttons slightly recessed so that the profile can remain as level as possible. The front surface is occupied mainly by the 9.7-inch Retina display, accompanied by the camera and sensors, and the fingerprint reader Touch ID. The connector type is Lightning, housed on the underside of the device, accompanied by a double row of slots for speakers.
The renewed 9.7 inch iPad sees the characteristics quite similar to its processor, with a few internal changes, but more than enough to ensure a great power. The tablet is a processor from the same family, used in iPhone and iPhone 4S 6S Plus, combined with a co-motion processor M9. The screen is an LCD Panel with 2,048 × 1,536 pixels, IPS technology, amounting to 264 ppi resolution. The battery, from 32.4 Watt hours, is capable of delivering up to 10 consecutive hours on WiFi network, while 9 using LTE.
Very interesting is the photographic sector, represented primarily by the 8-megapixel rear camera. A ƒ/2.4 and five lenses for autofocus, the lens delivers excellent images with a good light sensitivity and not fully lit environments. With digital image stabilizer, the camera also allows you to shoot shots in HDR, as well as to take advantage of an integrated system for face recognition. The video recording capabilities, however, are conducted with the possibility of capturing scenes in 1080 p resolution, up to 30 fps, or the slow motion up to 120 fps. The front lens is a classic FaceTime HD optimized for video calls, and indexed, from 1.2 megapixel and openness from ƒ/2.2.
Complete the equipment a Touch ID fingerprint reader, a digital compass, accelerometer, barometer, three-axis gyro and ambient light sensor. Should you choose LTE networks communications-enabled version, you can also use the assisted GPS or GLONASS navigation system.
The 9.7-inch iPad by 2017 Edition comes with preloaded iOS 10, the latest mobile operating system from Apple, launched in the fall of 2016. Ideal continuation of the path begun with the predecessor iOS 9, this version adds tools certainly useful, as a renewed and animated iMessage, new display mode Night Shift not to tire out the sight in low-light settings, System Notifications, a redesigned and new QuickType context features, able to regulate itself according to the habits of the user. Of course, even this iPad uses all the peculiarities of the Syrians, including “Hey Siri” even if the Terminal is not connected to the mains.
Of great interest are the features combined with Touch ID, fingerprint reader available on the front surface of the tablet. In addition to the ability to quickly identify the owner of the device, boring and complicated password wrong, the instrument is also required for payment services Apple Pay, short coming also in Italy. In particular, the iPad version 2017 could become the perfect companion for online shopping, with the ability to make artists simply with a quick scan of the fingers.
March 24, 2017 2017 will be orderable from 16.01 the iPad from the official Apple Store. Prices vary depending on the selected storage capacity – 32 or 128 GB – and the choice between a version only WiFi or WiFi + cellular. The first sees a price list from 409 euros, the second from 569 euros.