Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad could be the best way to get into iOS music making

It’s not Apple’s flagship tablet, but the updated 9.7-inch iPad looks like a great option for anyone who doesn’t already own an iOS device but wants to start making music on the platform, or those who own an older tablet but are looking for an affordable way to upgrade.

This features an A10 Fusion chip and promises a 40 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics performance in comparison to its predecessor. There’s a Retina display, and a higher-resolution touch sensor enables support for the Apple Pencil, too (this was previously an iPad Pro exclusive).  

Best of all, the new iPad is cheaper than the model it replaces, with the entry-level 32GB model coming in at £319/$329. The 128GB model is yours for £409/$429, and cellular options are available, too.

Find out more on the Apple website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.