Apple launched the iPad 2018 on 27 March at Apple’s Chicago Education Event. Unexpectedly, iOS 11.3 didn’t feature which left the focus clearly on the iPad 2018.
5 Things You Need To Know
1 – Price
Last years iPad 2017 cost £339 for the base model. This years iPad 2018 is a little bit cheaper at £319 for the base 32GB model, with the 128GB model priced at £409. The 32GB WiFi + Cellular model is £449 and the 128GB WiFi + Cellular model is £539.
2 – It Works With Apple Pencil
Until now, the Apple Pencil was only compatible with the more expensive iPad Pro range. iPad 2018 changes things as it’s the first model outside of the Pro range to support Apple Pencil.
3 – It Also Works With Logitech’s Crayon
Don’t fancy paying £89 for the Apple Pencil? Logitech has released a more affordable version called “Crayon” and it comes in at around £40. It offers an 8 hour battery life rather than Apple’s 12 hour, but it should be just as capable as the Apple Pencil.
4 – New Features and More Power
iPad 2018 weighs less than half a kilo and is 7.5mm thin. It features the 64-bit A10 fusion chip, has 10 hours of battery life on a single charge and features Touch ID.
5 – iWork Update
The March 2018 iWork update brings drawing, book creation and more to Pages, Numbers and Keynote. This allows greater creativity in Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations on iPad. For the first time, users will be able to draw, sketch or write with Apple Pencil directly in the Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps. More on the iWork update can be found here.
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