New 2018 iPad 6 9.7-Inch vs 2017 iPad vs iPad Pro: Price, Specifications Compared

Daphne Planca
1:15 PM

The big tech company Apple just announced today a brand new 9.7-inch iPad at the education-based event in Chicago, Illinois. The device is dubbed as “iPad 6” or “2018 iPad” and invigorates sales and students, pupils, and teachers making it the affordable, best tablet for the classroom.

In terms of specification, the iPad 6 features a stunning 9.7-inch high-resolution Retina touchscreen display similar to 2017 iPad model introduced in March 2017. The new device comes with an aluminum body and a Touch ID fingerprint reader embedded in the home button. However, iPad Pro had a bit bigger 10.5-inch display with ProMotion technology (120Hz refresh rate), Wide Colors, and a True Tone experience.

Under the hood, the iPad 6 gets powered by an internal A10 Fusion Chip like the iPhone 7 but not as capable as the iPad Pro having an internal A10X Fusion Chip. However, the old 2017 iPad had an Apple A9 chip with an M9 processor embedded. iPad 6 is paired with 200GB of free Apple Cloud storage onboard making it better than the 5GB everyone gets.

According to Phone Arena, unlike last year’s old iPad, this latest iPad 6 works well with the stylus Apple Pencil for note taking and adding comments and drawings to documents, making it great for students and teachers to use the Apple’s iWork suite for apps. This device flaunts an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture and 1080p video support as does 2017 iPad. In comparison, iPad Pro sports a higher-resolution 12-megapixel camera and is compatible with Smart Keyboard.

The new iPad 6 with Apple Pencil support costs $329 in the US. This device offers just $299 for schools, but if without the stylus, a $10 discount is given for purchase, pricing it down to $89 a piece. Even if you buy it with a keyboard cover, the price will still be lower compared to the more powerful iPad Pro price ranging from $649 to $1129.

Which one will you go for: iPad 6, 2017 iPad, or iPad Pro? Let us know your thoughts by writing in the comment section below.

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