Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad, starts at $329

Apple has launched a new iPad model, simply titled the iPad, which replaces the previous iPad Air 2.

The new iPad is largely the old iPad Air 2 but with a couple of changes. The new model replaces the A8X in the Air 2 with the A9 that also does duty inside the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE. The new iPad is also thicker at 7.5mm versus the 6.1mm of the Air 2 because of the larger 32.4Wh battery compared to the 27.62Wh on the Air 2. Apart from that the two are literally the same. This means you are still looking at the same 9.7-inch Retina display, 8 megapixel f2.4 rear camera with 1080p…