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How to order the new iPad

Apple has a new iPad for the classroom. Find out how much it costs and where you can buy it.

James Martin

Seeking to reverse the trend of schools moving away from iPads and toward cheaper Chromebooks, Apple on Tuesday introduced a revamped 9.7-inch iPad at its education event in Chicago. The updated iPad includes Apple Pencil support and a discounted price for schools.

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How much does it cost?

The new iPad is available in two capacities: 32GB and 128GB. 

The 32GB model costs $329 (£319 in the UK, AU$469 in Australia) for consumers and $299 for schools in the US. 

The 128GB model costs $429 (£409, AU$599) for consumers and $399 for schools.

If you go with Wi-Fi + Cellular, the 32GB iPad costs $459 (£449, AU$669) and the 128GB iPad costs $559 (£539, AU$799). Student pricing for the two LTE models is $429 and $529, respectively.

Where can I buy it?

Unlike with many Apple product introductions, there is no presale period. The new iPad is available now on Apple's website with an estimated home delivery of April 2 or 3. It's not yet available in Apple Stores.

What are the specs?

The new iPad has a 9.7-inch Retina display, an A10 Fusion chip, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera and, according to Apple, 10 hours of battery life. It also has the same tilt- and pressure-sensitivity as the iPad Pro ($1,179 at Apple).

Does it come in different colors?

Yep. You've got your choice of silver, gold or space gray.

How much is the Apple Pencil?

The Apple Pencil costs $99 ($89 for schools; £89 in the UK and AU$145 in Australia) or $89 for schools. Logitech has a $49 alternative aimed at students.

Editors' note: This story was updated with additional educational pricing information.

Read more: CNET's live blog of Apple's Chicago event