iPad doesn’t just meet school requirements. It blows them away.

iPad can be almost anything your child needs it to be. Mobile laboratory. Movie studio. Blank canvas. Even a virtual orchestra. It’s as powerful as a computer, yet so much more intuitive for kids to use. So they can become the explorers, communicators and creative problem solvers they were born to be.

Takes kids from classwork to homework to their greatest work.

The capabilities of a computer. And then some.

Like every computer, iPad lets kids read, look things up, create reports and present their ideas. It holds their books, and works with Microsoft Office and Google Drive. But only iPad gives kids the flexibility to do all those things the way they want — with a keyboard, a pencil or even just their finger. iPad makes every lesson as engaging as it should be, which is why it’s loved by students and teachers alike.

See how to write your first story with iPad

Apps turn iPad into anything your kids need it to be.

iPad comes loaded with powerful built-in apps for creating reports, presentations, music and videos. Swift Playgrounds, a free app from Apple, lets them dive into coding. And the App Store has more than 180,000 education apps for subjects like spelling, maths, reading, science — even exploring outer space through augmented reality.

These apps are designed specifically for iPad to take advantage of its big, beautiful display and advanced built-in technologies — like multiple cameras for making movies, or the gyroscope and accelerometer for science projects. Things a laptop simply can’t do.

See Augmented Reality come to life with iPad

Easy for kids. Easy for parents.

iPad works the way kids think.

It just makes sense to kids that they can tap, pinch, swipe or drag their content right there on the screen. It’s one of the things that makes learning on iPad so engaging. Before long, they’ll be doing things like researching the butterfly life cycle in one app, while sketching it in another.

It’s simple to set up. And
built to protect their privacy.

iPad is as easy to set up as it is to use. And if they ever misplace it, Find My iPhone helps you track it down.

iPad is designed to protect your kids’ personal information, like their location, the websites they visit and the apps they use. There are also built-in tools to give you some visibility into how your kids are using iPad, and let you set the amount of time they can spend in specific apps or on certain websites.

When kids are ready for more, iPad is too.

Built to move.
And to be handled.

Aerospace-grade aluminium and unibody construction make iPad incredibly durable — and perfect for kids. So you can rest easy knowing your kid can take it almost anywhere and that it’s built to last. Want even more protection? You can choose from a wide range of protective cases.

Powerful enough to grow with them.

The A10 Fusion chip in iPad has more than enough power for the apps kids use today, as well as the apps they’ll need tomorrow. With free, easy iOS updates, kids will always have the latest features and privacy protections. And since iPad weighs less than 500 grams, it’s easy to take between classrooms or out on excursions.

Accessories make learning on iPad even more fun.

Apple Pencil. The best way for kids to make their mark.

Though it feels familiar, Apple Pencil opens up a world of creative learning. Because it’s not just a pencil. It’s an eraser, crayon, pen, marker, highlighter, shader — even a paintbrush. Kids can easily jot down notes (and search in them later), highlight passages while reading or sketch out their ideas. All as naturally as they would on paper.

Keyboards. Crayons. Robots. Possibilities.

Third-party accessories let kids do even more with iPad. With Logitech Crayon, even the smallest hands can write and draw on iPad. Bluetooth keyboards are great for typing or coding.2 And Apple offers free resources for kids to learn code, so they can dive straight into programming robots or their own LEGO creations.

Designed with every kid in mind.

The most powerful technology is technology that everyone can use. That’s why iPad has built-in assistive features for vision, hearing, motor skills, learning and literacy. Kids can customise display colours to aid visibility. Or have content on the screen read aloud to them. And teachers can limit apps and other distractions to help kids stay focused.

& Motor Skills
& Literacy

See how iPad exceeds school requirements.

School Requirements 9.7-inch iPad
Supports NAPLAN Online
Large screen size
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Keyboard Apple Bluetooth keyboards and a range of third‑party keyboards are available for purchase

Additional Features
Operating system iOS 12
The world’s most personal, secure and intuitive mobile operating system, with free regular updates
Built-in apps Calendar, Notes, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips and Voice Memos
App Store More than 180,000 education apps designed specifically for iPad
Third-party software compatibility Support for Google Apps for Education, Microsoft Office 365 and cloud services
Accessibility Designed with assistive technologies and settings for vision, hearing, motor skills, learning and literacy
Parental controls, privacy and location Screen Time, privacy controls, Find My iPhone, Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Augmented reality Powerful built-in technologies run the latest AR education apps
Cameras 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.2‑megapixel FaceTime HD camera
Video recording 1080p HD video recording with image stabilisation
Advanced sensors
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Digital compass
Wi-Fi + Cellular model
  • Nano-SIM (supports Apple SIM)4
  • Apple SIM compatible4
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Personal Setup

Ask a specialist on how to get the most out of your iPad for you and your child at an Apple Store.


Apple products are built from the ground up to protect your child’s privacy.


Parental controls help make sure kids use Apple devices in the ways you want.


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