Did you guys hear about the Apple’s new iPad? Probably not! Yesterday, the company launched new 9.7-inch tablet secretly. The company priced it at $329, starting. Alongside iPad, the company also unveiled iPhone 7, 5.5 inches and 4.7 inches display, in red color.
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“New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president said.
Technical Specifications of new iPad
- Nano SIM
- 9.7-inch display
- 2048 X 1536 pixel
- Fingerprint scanner
- 8-megapixel camera
- 1.2-megapixel front facing camera
- 10 hours of battery life
- iOS 10
But, why did Apple do it secretly? I mean, are tablets dying. Do we really care about the tablets? This is the first time that the Apple unveiled any product in such low-key manner, which certainly hints that the company is not much interested in making the tablets.
As the sale of iPad has significantly fallen down since 2011 when Steve Jobs unveiled iPad 2. According to IDC “Global shipments dropped for a ninth consecutive quarter in the last three months of 2016,” There were days when the iPad really felt special, even small upgrade were things of excitement. Since then, the company has seen steep fall in terms of iPad.
One reason behind the fall of tablets could be the rising size of smartphone and laptops are thinner and lighter than ever. Still, the tablets could be handy at home, school or work.
So, what do you think, do you really care about tablets? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.