Roughly a year and a half after introducing the — an entry-level model virtually identical to its , but with — Apple today revealed a redesigned seventh-generation model with a larger screen. For the first time since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, the base model is jumping from a 9.7-inch display to 10.2 inches, a half-inch difference that narrows the gap with the .
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At this point, Apple has split the iPad lineup into enough models that they’re hard to keep straight. This is the sequel to the $329 entry-level “iPad” focused on educational users, first-timers, and other customers who aren’t looking for tremendous horsepower. A model called the