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    Apple March Event Recap: New iPad 9.7 Adds Pencil Support

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    What better place to hold an education event than at a school? Apple's March Event took place at Lane Tech College Prep high school in Chicago at 10am today (4pm BST).

    There was no live stream of the event, but you can catch a promo video of the new iPad it announced above. You can also read full details on the new iPad 9.7 2018 here.

    In essence, the new iPad looks like its predecessor but has a new Apple A10 Fusion chip that makes it faster than the Chromebooks and Windows laptops with which it competes. It also builds in Apple Pencil support that opens a whole new world of creative learning opportunities.

    The new iPad 9.7 will be available topre-order todayand ships this week. It costs £319 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model and £449 for the 32GB LTE model. A 128GB Wi-Fi version costs £409, or £539 with LTE.

    US pricing for thenew iPadis set at $329, with schools getting it for $299. That's for the 32GB model, while the 128GB version costs $429 for Wi-Fi only or $559 with LTE.

    Students will also get 200GB iCloud storage for free.

    Read next: How to use the Apple Education Store

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