Like a computer. Unlike any computer.
If the computer were invented today, what would it look like? It would be powerful enough for any task. So mobile you could take it everywhere. And so intuitive you could use it any way you wanted - with touch, a keyboard or even a pencil.1 In other words, it wouldn't really be a 'computer'. It would be the new iPad.
A10 Fusion chip. Engineered for performance.
64-bit architecture. Four-core design. Over 3.3 billion transistors. Translation: iPad is incredibly fast. Which comes in handy when you want to edit a 4K video, play graphics-intensive games or experience the latest augmented reality apps.
It multitasks easily. So you can too.
iPad packs enough power to use multiple apps at once. Work on your business plan while doing research on the web while making a FaceTime call to a colleague - all at the same time. It's even easier than it sounds.
The most immersive way to experience augmented reality.
Augmented reality (AR) is a new technology that brings virtual objects into the real world. And every aspect of iPad - from the display to the processing power to the cameras to the motion sensors - is designed to make AR apps more magical than ever before.
Augmented reality apps fundamentally change what you're capable of. Learn something new whether you're inside or outside a classroom. Solve everyday problems. Immerse yourself in entertainment and games. With iPad and AR, the possibilities are endless.
Apple Pencil - Dream it up. Jot it down.
iPad has always been a great way to get what's in your mind down on the page. And now you have a new way to do it. Write notes, paint a watercolour or sign a contract. With Apple Pencil, you'll do it all with pixel-perfect precision and responsiveness. Use it as naturally as you would a pencil, while doing a whole lot more than you would with one.
Two great cameras that do more than take great photos.
Built-in front and back cameras allow you to shoot gorgeous photos and cinematic videos, scan documents, make FaceTime calls, or even create a floor plan using augmented reality.
Connect and compose with any Bluetooth keyboard.
Need to sit down and hammer out a research paper, email or your blockbuster screenplay? iPad has an intuitive onscreen keyboard, but it's also compatible with all kinds of Bluetooth keyboards.
Loaded with powerful built-in apps.
Cut a track with GarageBand, create a compelling presentation with Keynote, or shoot and edit a short film with iMovie. iPad comes with a collection of apps from Apple so you can start creating straight out of the box.
With over a million apps for iPad, it can do countless things.
Every one of the 1.3 million iPad apps has been designed specifically for the large iPad display.2 There are apps for anything you want to do - photography, drawing or just getting some work done. And finding your new favourite apps is as easy as visiting the App Store, where our editors are always curating the best of what's new and noteworthy.
Thin, light, portable - And in three great finishes.
At less than 500 grams and just 7.5 millimetres thin, iPad is designed to go wherever you go. It's built to be durable, so you have peace of mind knowing you can take it anywhere. And it's just as beautiful as it is portable - available in silver, space grey and a new gold.
10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
With all-day battery life, iPad gives you more time to surf, write, draw, work, shop and whatever else you need to do between charges.
Keep all your stuff safe, organised and always with you.
iCloud keeps things like your photos, files and notes safe and conveniently available on all your devices. And the Files app puts all your files of any type in one place, including those you store with cloud services like Google Drive, OneDrive and Box.
Swipe, pinch, tap. It's that easy.
iPad is designed so that using it feels like second nature, even if you never have before. Multi-Touch gestures let you do things like browse photos, edit documents and organise your files simply by touching the beautiful 9.7-inch Retina display.
Dock. Get to your favourite apps fast.
With iOS 11, the new Dock is just a swipe away. So it's easy to get to an app from another app without having to go back to the Home screen. Add your favourite apps to the Dock. Or multitask in a flash by opening apps directly from it.
Drag from here. Drop to there.
Designed specifically for Multi-Touch, Drag and Drop makes it easy to move text, images and files between apps just by touching them. Make your document more engaging by dropping in a photo. Or simply add an attachment to your email. You can even select multiple items to move with a few taps of a finger.
Retina display - As beautiful as it is functional.
The 9.7-inch Retina display is an immersive way to experience all the things you can do with iPad. Whether you're writing a business plan or painting a masterpiece, the spacious display offers a vividness and clarity that's so stunning you can't help but touch it. Which is exactly the point.
Unlock securely and shop easily with Touch ID.
Touch ID makes unlocking your iPad simple and secure. You can also make purchases conveniently and safely with Apple Pay in selected apps and on participating websites. Just place your fingertip on the Touch ID sensor and you're good to go.
Designed with everyone in mind.
The most powerful technology is technology that everyone can use. That's why iPad comes with many assistive features for vision, hearing, motor skills, learning and literacy. You can talk to Siri just by typing. Customise display colours to aid visibility. Or have the content on the screen read aloud to you.
Enhance your iPad experience.
From durable covers and cases to Apple Pencil and Bluetooth keyboards, there are a variety of accessories to help you get the most out of your iPad every day. And there are even more accessories for those interested in photography, gaming or music.
Size and Weight
Height: 240 mm
Width: 169.5 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Weight: 469 g
In the Box
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Display - Retina display
9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Supports Apple Pencil
A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 coprocessor
Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
HDR for photos
Tap to focus
Hybrid IR ?lter
Auto image stabilisation
Body and face detection
1080p HD video recording
Slow motion (120 fps)
Time-lapse video with stabilisation
Video image stabilisation
Body and face detection
3× video zoom
FaceTime HD Camera
720p HD video recording
HDR for photos and videos
Body and face detection
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2 technology
Ambient light sensor
Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within selected apps and on participating websites
Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more
Listen to and identify songs
Power and Battery
Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter
Siri and Dictation
Find My iPhone
Find My Friends
Apple ID (required for some features)
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
- Mac: OS X 10.10.5 or later
- PC: Windows 7 or later
- iTunes 12.7.3 or later