T-Mobile says it will carry the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad (2018) with Pencil support

T-Mobile says it will carry the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad (2018) with Pencil support
As we told you earlier today, Apple has taken the wraps of its newly updated 9.7-inch iPad. The screen features a resolution of 1536 x 2048, and under the hood is 2016's A10 Fusion chipset, which is a bump up from the A9 SoC powering last year's 9.7-inch model. The biggest change is that the new iPad carries support for the Apple Pencil. It also features an 8MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera. The slate includes Touch ID (you can stare at the tablet for hours, but it won't unlock) and Apple says it will run for 10 hours on a single charge.

This afternoon, a tweet from T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere revealed that the carrier will be offering the new Apple iPad sixth generation, as the device is officially called. While the tweet didn't contain any other information, Apple has already released pricing details. The Wi-Fi only model with 32GB of storage will be priced at $329 ($299 for schools), while the 128GB slate will set you back $429. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models will cost $459 for 32GB of storage, and $559 for the 128GB tablet. The Apple Pencil does not come with the tablet out of the box, and requires a separate $99 purchase ($89 for schools).

Legere says that more details will be coming. Considering that T-Mobile sold last year's model for $27.99 down and $18 per month for 24 months ($459.99 full retail price), T-Mobile customers should probably expect something similar for the new 9.7-inch Apple iPad (2018).


source: @JohnLegere, Apple

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iPad 9.7-inch (2018)
  • Display 9.7 inches
    2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 8827 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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