Get Ready For The New iPad

Rumor has it that Apple is about to introduce a successor to the iPad Air 2 at next week’s press conference. According to 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman, the device could move away from the $499 entry-level price. Next week’s 9.7-inch iPad could start at $599 with 32GB of storage.

There are a few reasons why Apple would make a more expensive iPad. First, according to Gurman’s earlier rumors, Apple isn’t releasing an iPad Air 3. The new 9.7-inch iPad should be considered as a smaller iPad Pro. The device should be much faster than its predecessor and support iPad Pro accessories.

So you can expect the Apple Pencil to work with the new iPad, as well as keyboards taking advantage of the smart connector, such as Apple’s own Smart Keyboard. It’s unclear how Apple is going to name…

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