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The Apple iPad 5th Generation: A Well-Equipped iPad That Doesn’t Break the Bank

The 5th generation Apple iPad or iPad 2017, or just the iPad 5, is a full-sized iPad that caters to the mainstream audience more than any other iPad if the price is an indication. Find the inexpensive, yet very capable iPad 2017 on eBay.

The iPad 5 is an amalgam of previous Apple tablets

The 5th-gen Apple iPad blends pretty much everything Apple has offered before it as tablets. It has the original iPad Air’s form-factor but also the power of the iPad Pro. Apple did not release a regular iPad in the previous year, and the 2017 iPad tries to make amends for that by packing in new and upgraded internals. Also, it has the original iPad Air’s screen but updated. The camera setup has been borrowed from the Air 2.

Key hardware features of the Apple iPad 5

Measuring 9.4 inches tall, 6.6 inches wide, 0.29 inches thick, and weighing 469 grams (Wi-Fi) or 478 grams (cellular), the iPad 5 comes in three different colour options: Silver, gold, and space grey. Things get interesting when you dig deeper, particularly when you keep its price as the denominator.

  • The iPad 5 sports a 9.7-inch “Retina” display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. For the pixel peepers, the density is 264 PPI.
  • The camera setup is a respectable (for tablets) 8-megapixel shooter with 1080p recording capabilities. The front camera is a 1.2 MP affair, which can do 720p videos.
  • At its heart is the A9 chip with the built-in, M9 motion co-processor. The iPad 5 can do “iPad things” and more.
  • There are two storage sizes: 32GB and 128GB. Both get the 2GB RAM treatment.
  • The battery used is an 8827 mAh cell. Apple claims the battery will last 10 hours of regular use, which you should not have trouble matching or even exceeding.
How is the app support for the Apple iPad 5?

The iPad 5, like all iPads, is more than just its hardware. The App Store it has at its disposal, courtesy of iOS, offers apps for a range of activities, including mail, web browsing, e-books, photography, movie-making, and maps. The app market also offers you access to several thousand applications that have been optimised to work like they were purpose-built for the iPad 5.

Who should buy the Apple iPad 5?

This fifth-gen Apple iPad would be the right tablet if you’ve been holding on to your existing iPad for a bit too long and want something that’s not very expensive. The iPad 5 is also ideal for first-time iPad buyers who are not impressed by the smaller screens of the iPad Minis. People coming from an older iPad would find the iPad 5 much lighter and much faster.