Earlier today, Apple held an educational Field Trip event in Chicago where it announced many software tools for teachers and students. But the most significant announcement was the introduction of an updated (2018) 9.7-inch iPad with a new A10 Fusion chipset for improved performance and higher-precision digitizer that would be compatible with the Apple Pencil.
Other aspects of the iPad like camera and display resolutions, as well as the physical hardware of the device have remained unchanged.
Both Verizon and T-Mobile have confirmed that they will be carrying the refreshed 9.7-inch iPad when it launches. The 2018 iPad will support faster Cat.6 LTE speeds (the 2017 iPad only did Cat.4 150Mbps) but these numbers are unimpressive considering a smartphone like the Pixel 2 is equipped for Cat.15 speeds, which can theoretically hit 800 Mbps down speeds.
Youre definitely going to want that new iPad on Americas Best Unlimited Network. 😎 Of course @TMobile will carry it!! Stay tuned for all the details! pic.twitter.com/GTXvary6fq
John Legere (@JohnLegere) March 27, 2018
Anyway, Verizon will start to carry the 2018 9.7-inch iPad on this Friday March 30 and its Wi-Fi + Cellular model will run $459 (or $19.16/month for 24 months) for the 32GB model while the larger 128GB model will set you back $559 or $23.33/month for 24 months.
T-Mobile will sell the refreshed iPad for the same prices as Verizons above, but T-Mobile Is also going to sell the Wi-Fi only models: the 32GB model will run $329 and the 128GB one goes for $429.
Source 1 | Via Twitter