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Apple iPad (2017)

Specifications

Apple iPad (2017)
Apple iPad (2017) (iPad Series)
Processor
Apple A9 1.8 GHz
Display
9.7 inch 4:3, 2048x1536 pixel 264 PPI, Multi-touch, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
, 122 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Brightness sensor, Sensors: 3-axis gyroscope, ambient light, accelerometer, barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE Cat.6 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 240 x 169.5 ( = 0.3 x 9.45 x 6.67 in)
Battery
32.4 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Apple iOS 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix ƒ/2.4 aperture
Secondary Camera: 1.2 MPix FaceTime HD Kamera, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, 12 Months Warranty, Power adapter, Lightning cable, quick-start guide, Apple SIM and Nano SIM
Weight
478 g ( = 16.86 oz / 1.05 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
659 Euro

 

Average Score: 84.88% - good
Average of 32 scores (from 51 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 83%, features: 63%, display: 85% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Apple iPad (2017)

90.2% Apple iPad (2017) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Just recycling? Apple did not even hold a keynote for its latest tablet model. All we got was a press release. We think: That is enough for the Apple iPad (2017), because it is a very good tablet – and finally for a fair price.
60% iPad 9.7in (2017) review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've heard this described as the iPad: Education Edition; you might also think of it as the iPhone 5c of Apple's tablet range. However you put it, this is an unexpectedly cheap offering, but one that is also generally low-specced and has a design that's mostly lifted from a product that's two and a half years old, and in some cases from one that's three and a half years old. It's all rather odd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
84% Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017) review:
Source: CNet English
Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Apple iPad (2017)
Source: Toptenreviews English
It may sound like we’re a bit down on the new iPad, but that’s only because its improvements aren’t the flashy kind. It’s exactly what we liked about the iPad before, but cheaper and faster, and comes with 32GB of storage as standard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/06/2017
75% iPad 2017 review: Going back to the iPad's roots
Source: India Today English
Overall, the 2017 iPad is a very solid tablet that ticks all the right boxes. It has a nice and crisp Retina display, solid build quality, the iconic iPad Air 1 design and truly superb battery life. In fact, it is one of the few devices whose battery life outstrips the manufacturers estimates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% iPad 9.7-inch (2017) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The iPad 9.7-inch is the perfect mix of features and price. It doesn’t offer up anything new, and I think the iPad Air 2 is still the better tablet, but for everyone else looking for a reliable device then this ticks all the boxes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Apple iPad (2017) review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
This feels very much like a bare-bones iPad update. It’s Apple simply doing a bit of housekeeping: dropping the ‘Air’ label, fitting in a fresh engine and streamlining a well-established product. There’s nothing here that we’ve not seen before.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% New iPad review: faster, longer lasting and with more storage. What's not to like?
Source: T3 English
Broadly speaking, the new iPad is a worthy update to Apple's tablet line an d a long overdue, if not groundbreaking, replacement for the iPad Pro.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
New 2017 iPad Review: Apple Offers a Budget Tablet
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
If you’re looking for a new tablet, then you should give the iPad a lot of consideration. Don’t replace your iPad Air with one. If you have an iPad older than that, you will want to look into upgrading. It doesn’t work with the Apple Pencil or Smart Cover, both designed only for the iPad Pro. However, you can find a wealth of great accessories to use with the 2017 iPad thanks to iPad line’s popularity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2017
70% Apple iPad review (2017)
Source: PC Advisor English
The 2017 iPad isn't Apple’s usual big upgrade. Instead, it’s aimed at owners of older iPads who want better performance and the latest software features. It’s slightly disappointing that the screen isn't laminated and that the cameras aren't the best Apple offers in an iPad, but considering the price it’s good value overall.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Apple iPad (2017) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
On the surface, it seems like the 2017 Apple iPad represents a mild upgrade to a now-commoditized slate. It doesn't make a strong case for an iPad Air 2 owner to rush out and buy a new model. But owners of aging iPads, starting with the original iPad Air and looking back from there, will see noticeable performance gains, particularly on battery life, audio, and the snappiness of the navigation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% iPad review: A low-cost tablet with tremendous value
Source: Zdnet.com English
I can say that those who are still holding on to an older iPad, many of which are too old to run iOS 10, as well as those who have never owned an iPad due to the entry cost, there's no better tablet you can buy for $329.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% iPad (2017) review: With a stripped-down iPad for $329, you may not need to go pro
Source: PC World English
This iPad is great for families, schools, businesses looking for a point-of-sale system, and just anyone who wants a workhorse of an iPad without the bells and whistles of the more expensive iPad Pro. It’s everything great about the iPad at a lower cost to entry than ever, and if your kids are as nuts about the iPad as mine is, this is the one to get them.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% New iPad review
Source: Techradar English
The new iPad may not be the most innovative product Apple has ever created, but it's an upgrade on the iPad Air 2 and the new version makes for a fantastic option at an even lower price than iPads of years past.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air
Source: Pocket Lint English
This new iPad offers a solid, consistent tablet experience at the lowest price we’ve seen from Apple in a new, full-size tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2017
90% Apple iPad (2017) Review Editor's Choice
Source: Laptop Mag English
The iPad combines long endurance, a fantastic screen and strong performance in the best tablet value on the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad (2017) review: Here’s what $329 gets you
Source: New Atlas English
The iPad (that's just "iPad" – no suffixes or qualifiers) is available now, starting at $329 for a 32 GB Wi-Fi only model. You can also upgrade to a Wi-Fi + LTE device, or the 129 GB storage tier. Color options are silver, gold and space gray.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
iPad 2017 review: $329 gets you a new iPad. We done?
Source: Mashable English
The new iPad may not have the latest Apple chip, or support Apple Pencil, or be the thinnest iPad ever created, but it's still an iPad, which means it'll be good for probably another four or five more years. Not many gadgets can say the same.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
iPad (2017) review
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've heard this described as the iPad: Education Edition; you might also think of it as the iPhone 5c of Apple's tablet range. However you put it, this is an unexpectedly cheap offering, but one that is also frequently low-specced and has a design that's mostly lifted from a product that's two and a half years old, and in some cases from one that's three and a half years old. It's all rather odd.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
100% Review: Apple iPad (2017)
Source: PC Authority English
I’m left seriously consider whether I could get one of these as a second iPad, leaving my 12.9in Pro as my workhorse machine. And if I’m left thinking that, I suspect a lot of people who have older iPads or even those who felt like they had to move to Android because of price will feel the same way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Apple iPad review (2017): No alarms and no surprises
Source: Engadget English
Apple’s newest iPad is a budget model that samples the best parts from past hits. We’ve got the original iPad Air’s body stuffed with the iPhone 6s’s A9 chipset and paired with a brighter version of the iPad Air 2’s display. We have no complaints about performance, and battery life is excellent. But, Apple’s compromises are evident in the tablet’s relative thickness and the glare-prone screen. What the iPad lacks in sheer thrills, it more than makes up for with adequate power and a price that’s hard to resist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
The New iPad (2017) Is A Fast And Affordable All-Around Tablet
Source: iTech Post English
Among the current line-up of Apple tablets, the iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 remains two of the best. Those who already own any of the two may want to stick to their beloved tablets. Those who have yet to buy one, the iPad 2017 may be the best tablet for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2017
80% iPad (2017) review: Perfect for first-time tablet buyers
Source: Mobile Syrup English
One other thing to point out is that the new iPad does not include the Smart Connecter found on Apple's two current iPad Pro models. As such, it is incompatible with the company's Smart Keyboard attachment. As a result of this, those that want to use this device as a two-in-one will need to take the extra step of finding a decent Bluetooth- or Lightning-capable keyboard to use iPad as a laptop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Apple Ipad (2017) Review: The Best Feature Is The Price
Source: The Verge English
But really, don't let the stuff you hear out there in Apple Land bother you. Investors and tech writers are wondering what Apple is Going To Do now that we know that nobody upgrades their iPads to new models every couple years. In the real world, people just use their iPads until they don't work and then they get new iPads. And what Apple is Going To Do is what it just did: just make a good iPad and sell it at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
80% Apple iPad (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Apple iPad is more affordable than ever. If you're looking for a basic tablet with a wealth of apps, it's a solid deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple iPad (2017) review: It isn't the iPad Air 3, but it's still a great tablet
Source: Alphr English
As an iPad Pro user, I was fully expecting to be disappointed by this model. Yes, there are some obvious compromises, but you’re getting an iPad that's only bettered by the much more expensive Pro series, at a price Apple has never reached before.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
84% Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2017) review:
Source: CNet English
Pro and Air 2 owners can skip this one, but for nearly everyone else, the updated iPad is an ideal all-around tablet at a fantastic price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Apple iPad Review: Comparing And Contrasting The Current Crop Of iPads
Source: iTech Post English
If you're in the market for a tablet, it's wise to consider Apple and its popular iPad brand. The problem is that Apple has quite a number of iPads to choose from. To make things easier for the buyer, here is a compilation of the features and other details of some of the more popular of the current crop of iPad devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2017
New iPad 2017 preview: Apple's affordable but underspecced new iPad may appeal to the education sector
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
We've heard this described as the iPad: Education Edition; you might also think of it as the iPhone 5c of Apple's tablet range. However you put it, this is an unexpectedly cheap but also disappointingly underspecced iPad for the average tablet buyer. Look own the specs list: on almost every count it's worse than the (year-old, although admittedly still very expensive) iPad Pro 9.7-inch, including being mysteriously thicker and heavier despite not apparently fitting in any additional componentry. Perhaps the battery unit is bigger.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2017
Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2017): Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
If Wi-Fi isn't an option everywhere you need to take your iPad to work, you can opt for 32GB Wi-Fi plus cellular options starting at $459. Would that LTE coverage be enough to make this your favorite work tablet? Perhaps. What's undoubtable is that this lower-cost model of an Apple full-size tablet means the company hopes you'll make the switch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2017

Foreign Reviews

Wie gut ist das günstigste iPad?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2017
Apple iPad (2017)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 5/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2017
Rating: display: 92% mobility: 97% workmanship: 87%
85% Mehr Tablet braucht kein Mensch
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 84% display: 86% mobility: 80%
76% Apple iPad (2017)
Source: Connect - 6/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
Apple iPad (2017)
Source: c't - 6/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2017
80% So schlägt sich das günstigste iPad aller Zeiten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 80%
Apple iPad (2017)
Source: Computerbild - 5/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2017
82% iPad (2017), análisis: más barato no es menos bueno
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 93% workmanship: 75%
81% iPad 9.7 (2017), análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Tablet Apple Ipad 9.7 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Apple iPad 2017 review: klassieke iPad op verjongingskuur
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPad (2017): degelijke upgrade voor je oude iPad
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high autonomy. Negative: High price; slow charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2017
80% Apple iPad (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% iPad (2017) incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 87%
92% Планшет Apple iPad: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 98% display: 94% mobility: 100%
Apple Ipad 2017 – Триумфальное Перевоплощение
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good display; solid workmanship; long battery life; fast system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/03/2017
Apple iPad 2017 года
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; excellent cameras; good price. Negative: Slow charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/17/2017
Đánh giá iPad 9.7 inch (2017): Liệu có đáng mua?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice performance. Negative: No Apple Pencil.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2017
iPad 2017 về Việt Nam với giá gần 10 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2017
75% Test Apple iPad (2017)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Test Af Apple Ipad 9,7”
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test Av Apple Ipad 2017
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

Model:

Apple's iPads typically offer high quality at hefty prices, but the company's latest tablet flips the script. The latest Apple iPad 2017 packs a speedy processor, vibrant display and phenomenal battery life at a slightly lower price tag. This iPad effectively replaced 2014's premium iPad Air 2 as the best full-size, non-Pro tablet in the company's lineup. However, Apple wanted to keep these basic models distinct from more premium iPads, so there are no Smart Connector pins on the iPad's left side, nor a laminated display. Weighing 16.5 ounces and measuring 0.29 inches thick, this iPad is by a hair heavier and thicker than some competitors. The iPad also a little thicker than the Air 2, at 7.5mm to the 6.1mm of its waif-like predecessor. This suggests a little bit of cost-cutting to get the price down, but it's a marginal difference. The iPad's two-tone aluminium unibody still looks sleek, though it won't wow anyone who is familiar with the past years of Apple design, as it is available in the same silver, gold and space grey colour options.

The home button on the iPad features an actual clickable button, as well as Touch ID. Stereo speakers sit on the bottom edge of the tablet, while the buttons for power and volume are in the upper right corner. As is the case with all non-Pro iPads, this machine's only ports are its lightning port and headphone jack.  As for battery life, it features 10 hours of surfing the web or watching video on Wi-Fi. The iPad comes pre-loaded with iOS 10.3. The iPad's 2048 x 1536-pixel panel offers bright, vivid colour and fine details. Emitting 470 nits (a measure of brightness), the iPad's display is amazingly bright. That means the panel outshines the iPad Pro 9.7-inch (432 nits) and 374-nit category average. With that brightness, the iPad offers excellent viewing angles, avoiding colour darkening even at 75 degrees to the left and right. However, the iPad's screen doesn't offer fingerprint resistance or anti-glare coating. Under the hood, the A9 processor in the iPad provides excellent multitasking performance. 2GB of RAM also allows for comfortable web browsing and app use. The iPad benefits from the multitasking view modes that Apple introduced in iOS 9. That means a user can slide a second app in from the right side of the screen, split the screen between two apps and watch a video in Picture-in-Picture mode. The iPad's cameras shoot rich and accurate photos and videos. It has a rear-mounted 8-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.2-MP FaceTime HD camera. Both of the iPad's cameras take Live Photos, Apple's GIF-like tap-to-animate snapshots. The tablet's rear camera also records sharp, accurate 1080p videos. In a perfect world, the 2017 iPad would be a total upgrade over the previous versions, much like the iPhone 8 is expected to be. But it isn't. While the entire gadget world has been moving at an unprecedented speed, Apple's iPad has remained pretty much the same since it was first introduced. This is also due to the declining interest in tablets.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam 

Imagination A9 / PowerVR GT7600: Integrated GPU consisting of 6 clusters with 192 ALU (FP32) and support for Metal/OpenGL ES 3.x. The GT7600 is the fastest smartphone GPU at the time of announcement on September 2015. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A9: System on a Chip (SoC) in the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Based on the 3rd generation of Apples own 64-Bit processors (ARMv8 compatible).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
9.7":

The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.478 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


84.88%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, A10X Fusion, 12.9", 0.677 kg
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, A10X Fusion, 10.5", 0.469 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-30 (Update: 2017-03-30)