Today Apple held a major press event at a school in Chicago. A select group of tech journalists from all over the world descended on Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep School where it was revealed that they wasted their time traveling to Chicago. Don't get me wrong. I love Chicago. But I wouldn't have even traveled their from the suburbs for this.
The focus of the event was on education. They also introduced a new version of their $330 iPad, not to be confused with the iPad Air, which has been removed from the Apple Store... presumably to avoid confusion. The new iPad sports the A10 from the iPhone 7, and includes Apple Pencil support.
I was initially dismayed to hear them stuffing this with the iPhone 7's chip, but there are benchmarks that suggest it slightly outperforms the original iPad Pro and iPad Pro 9.7".
If you're looking for a cheap iPad upgrade the new iPad is available for order today, with delivery on April 2nd.