For those who consume information and create, for example, draws, the Apple iPad 9.7-inch now supports the stylus, which can be considered an excellent addition to the basic functionality. But Apple iPad 9.7-inch of the sixth generation is a budget model, that is, this device for minimal money, in the same way, its predecessor position a year ago. It is a basic model with all the following disadvantages compared to the same Pro line. Of course, the new iPad isn’t just for schoolchildren and college students. This 30 cm drawing board is one of the most powerful mobile computers that almost everyone can afford. Also, the new iWork package makes the iPad a useful tool for creating a variety of content. In the era of ultra-affordable Chromebooks and Windows devices, Apple’s redesigned tablet is a niche product more suitable than any other format.
The design of the Apple iPad 9.7-inch does not change from year to year. It is still the same metal case, the standard arrangement of elements (no, they did not refuse a 3.5 mm headphone or headset jack, Apple iPad 9.7-inch is not very consistent, and this is good for us). The ‘Home’ button, unlike the Pro version, is mechanical. It is pressed. It should note that children used the tablet, and it uses mercilessly. First-generation fingerprint sensor, but it doesn’t matter, fingerprint recognition is fast and without any difficulty. The main thing is that the body is metal, which is a big plus. In terms of dimensions, the tablet was made one-to-one like the previous model to achieve all old accessories’ compatibility.
There are no differences here, and the same covers are perfect for the updated model. It would help if you didn’t look for a smart magnetic connector for an external keyboard cover on the case. It was left only for models of the Pro line. Therefore, if you want to print something on this tablet, then buy a wireless keyboard. It is less convenient since it requires a connection, consumes a charge, and you also need to remember to charge the keyboard itself. In short, this solution is not the most logical and pleasant one. Note that there is a black insert at the top in the LTE version, which spoils the impression of the design somewhat. For the overwhelming majority, an LTE tablet’s purchase seems to be in vain and even harmful. The Internet is more comfortable to distribute from a mobile device on a trip.
With the arrival of iOS 11, the iPad has added several desktop features. It’s much uncomplicated to switch between apps and manage to multitask. With a swipe from the bottom of the display, you can bring up a panel on which running applications will locate on the left and the control center on the right when you are on the home screen. When you’re in an app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the dock and then drag the app onto the screen to launch two of them at once. You can also remove items from one window to another. For example, move a photo to the letter you are writing. Other handy features in iOS 11 include the ability to scan and sign documents and instantly launch notes right from the lock screen using the Apple Pencil.
Apple iPad 9.7-inch Display
Briefly list the characteristics of the screen: 9.7 inches, IPS, 2048 × 1536 pixels, 264 PPI, oleophobic coating, support for Apple iPad 9.7-inch Pencil. The budget iPad has a straightforward ambient light sensor, no True Tone support, screen color temperature control, and other modern things. It is frankly frustrating and the fact that they did not add support for the P3 color profile (increased screen color gamut). In the same iPad Pro RGB light sensor, there is a P3 profile, True Tone. But the main difference that a person will see all the time is the lack of ProMotion technology, it increases the frame rate from 60 to 120 per second, and all movements on the screen become fast and smooth.
The bottom line will say this – for a budget tablet (by Apple’s standards), the screen is quite good, it has not changed compared to the previous year. Colorful colors, right to watch videos, but don’t expect natural pictures, and the color gamut is far from the market’s best devices. But the display is excellent in its class, and that says it all. The margin of brightness is sufficient. Automatic brightness control works fine. Support for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch Pencil or third-party stylus (there is one from Logitech) is a significant change in the previous generation’s screen. Working with the stylus is not tricky. The only problem is to carry it separately since it is impossible to attach it to the body.
Li-Pol battery, capacity 32.4 Wh, up to 10 hours of watching videos or surfing the Internet. Typical parameters for iPad are equal for different models; the manufacturer focuses on the same time. The total charging time of the tablet is about 4-4.5 hours; there was no fast charging.
A big plus is that Wi-Fi is dual-band, it makes life easier, Bluetooth version 4.2, which is not crucial in this kind of device. In the LTE version, there is no voice communication, only data transmission. Also, both versions of the tablet support Apple Pay. There is a 4-core A10 processor, and it is enough for the tablet’s capabilities by the eyes, 2 GB of RAM, which is not impaired by Apple’s standards. Fast enough for its class, the main thing is to remember that with the release of new versions of iOS, the device may become slow, and it is better to avoid updates if possible.
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