Apple on Tuesday released a new 9.7-inch iPad, which is even cheaper than the iPad mini 4. Starting at $329, the iPad features everything you would expect from Apple in an entry level device.
iPad features an A9 chip and a 2048‑by‑1536 resolution display. It comes with an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, and shoots video at 1080p. The cameras have all of the conveniences we’ve come to expect like autofocus, tap to focus, and face detection, but it doesn’t support Live Photos.
iPad also has a two speaker audio system and it supports Touch ID.
“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”
This seems like the perfect entry level iPad to me. It has all the power you need to run apps, take photos and videos, and do it all at an affordable price.