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Apple launches seventh generation iPad alongside new iPad OS

Apple has launched its seventh-generation iPad at its event in California this evening. The iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display, and has support for both the Apple Pencil, and a full-size Smart Keyboard.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing, said: “The new iPad packs even more value into our most popular and affordable iPad model featuring a bigger 10.2-inch Retina display, support for Apple Pencil and for the first time, the full-size Smart Keyboard.

“The new iPad was built to run iPadOS, which introduces powerful new ways to multitask, manage and mark up documents, use Apple Pencil and view more information at a glance on a redesigned Home screen.

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The iPad has nearly 3.5 million pixels and a wide viewing angle, which puts it in direct competition with many of the leading PCs.

Meanwhile, an A10 Fusion chip brings up to two times faster performance compared to the top-selling Windows PC, according to Apple.

Other key features include Touch ID, an aluminium finish, and three times faster cellular data connections.

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The Home screen has been completely redesigned to show more apps on each page, while the Today View can now be added, allowing easy access to widgets.

Users can also work on multiple files and documents from the same app with iPadOS’s Split View feature.

The new seventh-generation iPad is available in silver, space grey and gold in 32GB and 128GB configurations. Prices start at £349.