Apple launches new iPad, upgraded iPad Mini 4
New iPad

Apple has announced a new iPad alongside new red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, with branding by U2’s charity (Product) Red, a range of new Watch straps and a new video app, Clips. The new iPad will be available to pre-order in Ireland this Friday, March 24.

Starting at €419 for a 32GB model with WiFi only, and €579 for 32FB with WiFi and 4G, the new tablet is an update to the iPad Air 2, but loses the Air branding.

The new iPad is faster, as the chipset has been upgraded to the A9, previously used in the iPhones 6S and SE. UPGRADED: The new 9.7inch iPad is faster and brighter and more affordable. The new 9.7inch iPad is faster and brighter and more affordable

The new 9.7inch iPad is faster and brighter and more affordable
The more powerful A9X chip, introduced for the two sizes of iPad Pro, remains exclusive to that product line.

Most other features in the new iPad remain untouched; it has the same camera specs, screen specs and battery life as its predecessor. It runs iOS 10.3, which features multitasking with Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture-in-Picture.
Apple’s more powerful iPad Pro is still available in two sizes, for those needing a laptop replacement; while a new upgraded version of the smaller iPad Mini 4 now includes 128GB storage for €499.

This is one of the stylish new 2017 straps for Apple Watch and Apple Watch 2
Alongside the iPad, Apple also announced a new color, red, for its iPhone 7 devices. These are on sale now.

 

The company hasn’t given a release date for the app, which allows users to “make and share fun videos with text, effects, graphics and more”, but it will debut alongside iOS 10.3, the next major update to its operating system for iPhones, iPods and iPads.

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