At its education event in Chicago, Apple pulled back the curtain on a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support. This classroom-focused model is similar to the existing 9.7-inch iPad, with identical bezels and a Touch ID sensor. The main difference is the added Apple Pencil functionality, something that was only available on iPad Pro models. The device comes in both Wi-Fi and LTE variations and features an 8MP camera, as well as the same A10 Fusion chip used on the iPhone 7 series.
For teachers, an app called Smart Annotation will allow them to mark Pages directly, while augmented-reality apps like Froggipedia enables students to virtually dissect frogs using the Apple Pencil. Apple says that are currently 200,000 education apps available now at the App Store.
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