Apple launches a new and better version of our favourite iPad available for only S$499
Apple launches the seventh-generation iPad bringing more screen area and support for the full-sized Smart Keyboard to its most popular and most affordable iPad.
The upgraded iPad features a stunning 10.2-inch Retina display and the latest innovations including Apple Pencil support, the fast A10 Fusion chip, advanced cameras and sensors, unmatched portability and connectivity, ease of use and great all-day battery life.
Bigger Display in a Powerful and Portable Design
The new 10.2-inch Retina display iPad has nearly 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle making it a vivid canvas for creative expression and perfect for immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences that take advantage of its enhanced cameras and advanced sensors.
Featuring the A10 Fusion chip, the new seventh-generation iPad brings up to two times faster performance over the top-selling Windows PC4 for powerful multitasking and smooth gameplay in Apple Arcade. It also features an ultra-fast wireless performance and support for Gigabit-class LTE connectivity — delivering three times faster cellular data connections.
A New iPad Experience with iPadOS
iPadOS brings powerful new capabilities and intuitive features designed for the unique experience of iPad.
A redesigned Home screen shows more apps on each page and the Today View can now be added, allowing quick access to widgets for at-a-glance information including news headlines, weather and calendar events. Working with multiple files and documents from the same app is now easier with updates to Split View, as well as switching between multiple apps using Slide Over.
The must-have Apple Pencil can now mark up and send entire webpages or documents by simply swiping Apple Pencil from the bottom corner of the screen, and a redesigned tool palette gives easier access to useful tools, colours and shapes.
Managing documents in the Files app gets even more powerful with support for external USB drives and file servers. Safari brings desktop-class browsing to iPad so users always get the website best optimised for iPad, as well as support for popular web apps like Squarespace and Google Docs.
For additional information on iPadOS features, including Dark Mode, custom fonts and working with Photos, visit here.
Pricing and Availability
The new seventh-generation iPad comes in silver, space grey and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations. iPad will start at S$499 for the Wi-Fi model and S$649 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model from the Apple website, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and be also available through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).
iPadOS ships for free with the new seventh-generation iPad and will be available as a free software update on 30 September for iPad Air 2 and later, all iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 4 and later.
Available for purchase separately:
- Apple Pencil (1st generation) – S$138.
- Smart Keyboard – S$248 (over 30 languages layouts including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish)
- Polyurethane Smart Covers – S$75 (charcoal grey, white, pink sand, and Alaskan blue)
Customers in the US can trade in their eligible device for an Apple Store Gift Card or a refund on their purchase. If the device isn’t eligible for credit, Apple will recycle it for free. When customers buy online from Apple, they can make their new iPad their own with free engraving.
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Customers can extend their limited warranty with AppleCare+ and get 24/7 priority access to technical support. Every customer who buys iPad from Apple can enjoy free Personal Setup in-store or online and receive guidance on how to customise their iPad, set up email, find new apps from the App Store and more.