Apple Ed Event March 2018

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New iPad

Apple introduces new 6th Gen iPad with Pencil support. A 9.7-inch tablet is with an A10 Fusion chip, and will cost A$469 for most customers, while schools can get their hands on them for A$439.

Pre-order Today for delivery this week.

No Smart Keyboard Connector


9.7” retina Display – with Pencil Support

A10 Fusion Chip – Embedded M10 coprocessor

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Slow motion (120 fps)
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Video image stabilisation
  • Body and face detection
  • 3× video zoom
  • Video geotagging


  • 8‑megapixel photos
  • Live Photos
  • Autofocus
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • HDR for photos

Wi-Fi model

  • Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology


  • Built‑in 32.4‑watt‑hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
  • Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter

iWork updates (available Today)

Apple are updating iWork productivity apps with support for Apple Pencil through the apps’ new Smart Annotation features. Create digital books brought into Pages, instead of bringing iBooks Author to iOS., “Out of all of the iWork apps, Pages seems to have received the most updates, with probably the most exciting being Smart Annotation (which is coming in beta). With Smart Annotation, teachers can mark up a student’s paper in a way that they’ve never been able to before. Each mark stays anchored to the word or words it’s added to, so if you move the word word or phrase around within the work, the annotation follows. It’s “not just a superficial layer” atop the piece — it’s actually tethered to the elements within.”

Shared iPad

A new feature allowing teachers the ability to create new Apple IDs for all of their students at once, meaning that the students won’t have to create IDs themselves. Shared iPad lets students use these Apple IDs with any iPad connected to their school’s system, so iPads can more easily be shared in a classroom without the students having to carry them around.

Swift Playground

Gets new ARKit Module  (available June)

A free-cloud based app making it easy to assign handouts and bet visibility into students progress (very Google Classroom like)

Teachers can point students to specific activity within apps  (available June in Beta)

Coming to Mac

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