Apple Launches 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil Support for $429 CAD [u]


Ahead of Apple’s education event set to take place in over an hour, the Apple store went down for the count, as expected. Now, Apple has announced an updated 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support.

This new iPad features the A10 Fusion chip with its 9.7-inch Retina display and will be priced at $429 CAD for the 32GB Wi-Fi model. A Wi-Fi + Cellular model at 32GB capacity will cost $599 in Canada. Both versions will be available in silver, space grey and a new gold. Starting pricing is $20 cheaper compared to the March 2017 iPad at $449 CAD.

Update: 128GB models are available too, at $549 CAD for the Wi-Fi model and $719 CAD for the cellular version.

In the U.S., this new iPad will start at $329 USD, targeting the education market. (Update: corrected starting price to $329 USD; $299 USD is the price for education in the USA)

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“iPad is our vision for the future of computing and hundreds of millions of people around the world use it every day at work, in school and for play. This new 9.7-inch iPad takes everything people love about our most popular iPad and makes it even better for inspiring creativity and learning,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing, in a press release. 

Apple is calling this new tablet its “most popular and affordable iPad” and says it will also enable AR experiences “simply not possible on other devices,” adds Joswiak.

Apple Pencil will retail for $129 Canadian, while Smart Covers for iPad in charcoal grey and midnight will cost $49 Canadian.

As for schools, they will be able to purchase iPad at $399 CAD and Apple Pencil for $115 CAD, at a slight discount.

Customers can order today and the new iPad starts delivering later this week to more than 25 countries and regions, including Canada: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the US.

Apple says India, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and other countries and regions will follow in April, with South Korea and other countries and regions following in May.

…more to follow


  • SF1234

    How does $299 USD convert to $429 CAD???

  • asdfsdf

    It starts at $329 USD. 299 is probably a typo

  • Widohmaker

    US $299 is for education institutions. US$329 is the MSRP.

  • Updated the article to note $299 USD was for students, not retail. Clarified!

  • Joe

    LOL can you imagine kids at school needing a $115 Apple Pencil in order to do their work? I’m sure this is going to result in sales.

    Does Apple think everybody else is as rich as they are? I wish they had updated the iPad Mini 🙁

  • $515 CAD and that doesn’t even include an external keyboard…so add on another $100 for a third party product, and you’re looking at $600 CAD++ 0_o

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    I think teachers are also able to buy at the lower price.

  • toysandme

    And that’s for a lousy 32GB…

  • Yep

  • 128GB available too 😛

  • jilly boal

    still don’t understand how it’s costing $100 more in canada…

  • Peggy

    Its to cover the changes in the Canadian/US dollar. At the moment, it would be $385

  • Apple hedges on the exchange rate, just look at iPhone, etc. Don’t expect a current conversion.

  • jilly boal

    good point.

  • jay

    not sure what apple wants? wanna have future customers or want stuck with there price tag?

  • Olivier

    can’t wait for all the 5th graders to lose their Apple Pencil and tell their parents they have to buy another one…

  • Chrome262

    299 for schools isn’t that bad, they pay more for computers, and they will get a discount on the pencils as well. Will all schools aford it or get it, probably not. I do like the pencils support, this way you are stuck having to get the pro