Apple’s new iPad 9.7 (2018) has officially arrived in Nepali market. The so-called cheapest iPad from the Cupertino based company is really not that cheap in Nepal.
We’ll get to the pricing later on, but first, let’s see what this thing from Apple has to offer. As the name suggests, the iPad 9.7 (2018) has a 9.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixel.
Although the iPad doesn’t come with a fancy bezel-less display, it does support Apple Pencil. A handy thing for designers and a way to increase your productivity. Though, bear in mind, the pencil needs to be separately purchased.
Powering all the needs and necessities is a year old A10 Fusion processor. Despite the A11 Bionic chipset being the latest from Apple, the A10 shouldn’t be taken for granted. And with Apple’s software optimization, users are assured to get a great tablet experience. Accompanying the powerful processor is 2GB of RAM and PowerVR Series7XT Plus GPU.
The all-metal rear is highlighted by an 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture. While the front has a mere 1.2MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. Inside is a 32.4 Wh battery with 10-hours of expected talk time.
iPad 9.7 (2018) Pricing and Availability
The iPad will be available in three different variants, including the 32GB storage option, 128GB option and another 128GB one with both WiFi and Cellular support. Starting at $329 in the US, the 32GB one will go on sale for Rs. 52,000 in Nepal, whilst the 128GB (WiFi) will go on sale for Rs. 62,000 and the last one (128GB) with both WiFi and Cellular support will be available for Rs. 80,000.