The discounted iPads all makes sense now, as Apple introduced today a new 10.5-inch iPad Air (starting at $499), and an updated 7.9-inch iPad Mini (starting at $399). Featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air offers a 70% boost in performance, twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology. “The iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Read more for another video and additional information.
The Apple Pencil offers new productivity possibilities for iPad Mini and iPad Air users, whether it be drawing and writing down thoughts to marking up documents and retouching photos. This accessory is a must-have among students, professionals and creatives, as it delivers a remarkably fluid and natural drawing experience and provides pixel-perfect accuracy and low latency for activities within popular apps including Procreate, Notability, Pixelmator Photo and Microsoft Office.