On March 2018, Apple launched the new version of their 9.7-inch iPad (6th generation) which is targeted to the K-12 market. At first glance, you won’t notice much of a difference between the iPad 6th generation and the 5th generation version that was launched last year. Examining the iPad specs, you can see the additional features the iPad 6th Gen has to offer.
The iPad 5th Gen and 6th Gen models both have the same accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, ambient light sensor, digital compass and barometer as well as the same support for dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2. The iPad 6th Gen offers the same battery life as the 5th Gen which is 9 to 10 hours – 9 hours for cellular-capable models on mobile networks and 10 hours of battery life on Wi-Fi.
The iPad 6th Gen is the first iPad non-Pro that supports the Apple Pencil. The 6th Gen also upgraded in terms of processor. It’s powered with Apple A10 Fusion which boost the 6th Gen performance. It also supports more LTE options. It has Retina display with a 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi, 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, and a Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. Now that the 6th gen supports the Apple Pencil, more educators prefer it to the iPad Pro since it’s more budget friendly.
Since the iPad 6th Gen has the same appearance as the 5th Gen, the common mistake made by educators is to use the same case they use for the 5th Gen. They overlook the fact that the 6th needs a different screen protector since it’s Apple Pencil supported and needs more sensitive and protective screen protection. Brenthaven offers cases specially designed for the 6th Gen screen to allow for higher screen calibration when using the Apple Pencil. Beyond the screen functionality, Brenthaven cases offer complete, 360-degree protection for the iPad 9.7” 6th Gen. Brenthaven cases are designed with Crumple Zone™ Corners that absorb and deflect impact, exceeding military standard MIL-STD-810G.
Brenthaven offers 3 different case styles, from a folio to a portable carry case, which caters to the needs of all students. Best of all, Brenthaven stands behind their cases with a 100% Lifetime Guarantee.
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