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Apple iPad 2017

New iPad to hit South Africa on Saturday

Tablet sales may have been declining over the last few years, but that hasn’t stopped the iStore from bringing the refreshed 9.7-inch iPad to South Africa anyway.

The company announced that it would be launching the device in the country on Saturday 8 April, being available in silver, grey and gold.

Apple’s new iPad starts at R5999 for the 32GB WiFi-only model, with a jump to R7999 for the 128GB WiFi-only variant.

Need cellular connectivity on your tablet? Then the 32GB WiFi/cellular variant will cost R8299, while the 128GB WiFi/cellular model has a R9999 price tag.

In terms of upgrades over the last iPad, we’ve got a capable A9 processor┬áthat’s not quite as powerful as the newer A9X and A10 chips released by Apple. Otherwise, we’ve got the usual garnishings, such as a 2048×1536 display, 8MP main camera and 1.3MP selfie shooter.

The news also comes after the iStore announced that it would be selling the red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, starting at R13 499. A portion of the proceeds from these sales will be going to the fight against HIV/Aids.

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Hadlee Simons
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