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Live: Apple introduces new low-end 9.7-inch iPad

The new low-end iPad features Apple Pencil support
The new entry-level model adds a faster chip and support for Apple Pencil. Photo: Apple

Apple used its education event in Chicago on Tuesday to debut a new entry-level iPad. As expected, the new 9.7-inch model also supports the Apple Pencil, according to The Verge.

The bottom line: As Bloomberg's Shira Ovide notes, Apple has a lot of ground to recover in the K-12 market to catch up with Google's Chromebook. And Google isn't standing still, yesterday announcing the first Chrome OS-based tablets. Plus, Apple didn't significantly drop the price as some had predicted.