It’s been about seven years since the first iPad was released, and for a product that I initially dismissed as an overgrown iPhone, it’s done remarkably well. While the device has boasted a number of amazing features, affordability simply hasn’t really been one until now.
This morning, Apple introduced the newest addition to the iPad family, and while there are no major technical overhauls on the tablet, its price tag is turning heads at $329. The new iPad still operates on last year’s A9 processor and a base configuration of 32GB, meaning it should do the trick for most Apple fanatics. If you’re looking for more storage, a 128GB model is available for $399. If you’re looking for LTE coverage, it will cost an additional $130.
Regarding the screen, it boasts a brighter display than its predecessors, while the resolution has stayed the same at 2,048 x 1,536. The cameras also remain the same with an unchanged 8 megapixel shooter on the back and a 1.2 megapixel FaceTime camera at the front. If you’re looking for brand new technology it might be best to wait until the next iPad release, but if you’re looking to grab your first tablet on a budget, you may want to give the newest model a look!
Take a look at Apple’s iPad comparison guide, here.
The new iPad goes on sale this Friday (March 24).
Apple now offers four iPad models in three different sizes, priced from $329 to $1129.