Today was supposed to be all about the iPhones, but Apple took some time to offer a hardware refresh to the entry-level iPad. Things are largely the same, but the updates aren’t driving the entry-level device’s price any higher.
The seventh-generation tablet now sports a 10.2″ display, upgraded from the previous 9.7″ variety. The updated iPad also supports the first-generation Apple Pencil and the company’s Smart Keyboard. The device will continue to start at $329.
The device notably still has a home button and some healthy bezels, so it’s not a major design revamp, just an extra half-inch of display for users.
Keeping the entry-level price is notable, especially as Apple’s most expensive iPads are more costly than they’ve ever been. The more low-powered entry-level iPad will still be running the same OS as the higher-end iPad Pros.
The device is available for pre-order today and ships September 30.