iPad 2017, characteristics, price and opinions

iPad 2017, features of the new Apple tablet

After several hours generating intrigue on its website, Apple has unveiled a new iPad model. This 2017 version is a little cheaper than the Air models and has  a 9.7-inch screen .

The new iPad of 2017 comes standard with iOS 10, has a fingerprint unlock system and is available in three colors.

Regarding the technical specifications, we can buy it with 32 or 128 GB capacity , and in a WiFi-only version or with support for a nanoSIM card.

2017 iPad layout and display

The new Apple iPad has a 9.7-inch screen with QHD resolution (2,048 x 1,536 pixels) and a density of 264 pixels per inch.

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The screen of the new iPad is Retina type

Following the style of other previous models, the screen of this iPad has Retina technology and is LED with multitouch function.

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The 2017 iPad is available in three colors

In general, the iPad maintains the usual Apple design features : volume keys, single central navigation button (with fingerprint sensor), etc. Like previous models, this iPad also doesn't have a microSD card slot.

The device weighs 469 or 478 grams , depending on the model, and measures 240mm high x 169.5mm wide x 7.5mm thick. It is available in three colors: gray, silver and gold.

Unlike the iPhone 7, this new iPad does have  a 3.5mm miniJack port for headphones.

Main technical specifications

Inside the new iPad we find a 64-bit A9 processor with an M9 coprocessor. The non-removable battery can offer up to 10 hours of autonomy.

In terms of storage space and connection options, the iPad is sold in four different models: with 32 or 128 GB of space, and with 4G connection or only WiFi .

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The iPad can be purchased in a WiFi-only version or with a connection for 4G networks

The different combinations also translate into different prices:

  • 32 GB WiFi only version: 400 euros .
  • 128 GB WiFi only model: 500 euros .
  • iPad 4G with 32 GB: 560 euros .
  • 4G version with 128 GB: 660 euros .

In either case, the available storage space can be expanded with iCloud and other cloud services . The prices are the same regardless of the color of the iPad.

Data sheet of the new iPad of 2017

iPad 2017

screen9.7, HD 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (264 dpi)
Main chamber8 megapixels, f / 2.4, Full HD video
Camera for selfies1.2 megapixels, f / 2.2, HD video (720p)
Internal memory32GB / 128GB
ExtensioniCloud, cloud storage apps
Processor and RAMA9 64-bit chip + M9 coprocessor
Battery32.4 watts / hour / Up to 10 hours of autonomy
Operating systemiOS 10
ConnectionsBT 4.2, GPS, USB Lightning, WiFi
DesignMetal and glass, fingerprint reader, three colors available
Dimensions240 x 169.5 x 7.5 millimeters (469 or 478 grams)
Featured FeaturesFaceTime, Touch ID, Siri
Release dateAvailable
Price400 euros / 500 euros / 600 euros / 660 euros

Featured Cameras and Features

The main camera of the iPad 2017 is 8 megapixels and can record video in Full HD quality . In addition, it has functions such as HDR, panoramic photography, infrared filter, slow motion video (at 120 frames per second), etc.

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The main camera can record video in Full HD quality

As for the secondary camera, the resolution is 1.2 megapixels, and it can record video (720p). It is designed for making video calls over the Internet.

Both the main and front cameras have a timer, face detection, exposure control, and other image enhancement features .

Battery and autonomy of the iPad of 2017

The 2017 iPad features a 32.4 watt / hour lithium polymer battery. In terms of performance data, Apple promises up to 10 hours of autonomy with normal use.

The battery is recharged with its own cable through the device's USB Lightning connection .

Operating system: iOS 10 as standard

How could it be otherwise, the operating system that comes from the factory is iOS 10 . That is so far the most recent version of Apple's mobile operating system, although in the future users will be able to update the iPad with the new versions that appear.

Within iOS 10 several applications and its own functions are integrated, such as the Siri assistant or integration with other Apple devices.

Pricing and availability

The new iPad (2017 version) will be  available from Friday through the Apple website. As we have already mentioned, it can be purchased in three different colors, and with different technical specifications.

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The 2017 iPad can be purchased in several different versions

The most interesting thing about this model is the possibility of acquiring the most basic version for only 400 euros , a fairly moderate price compared to previous versions of iPad.

The prices for the iPad of 2017 in Spain are:

  • 400 euros for the WiFi version with 32 GB of storage.
  • 500 euros for the WiFi version with 128 GB.
  • 560 euros for the model with WiFi and 4G network with 32 GB.
  • 660 euros for the version with WiFi and 4G network and 128 GB of storage space.