Apple announces new entry-level iPad
Apple just upgraded its entry-level iPad at Apple Event. The new model is said to be the 9th Gen iPad. It packs A13 Bionic.
The new iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display. The display has the same resolution as in predecessor but is now True Tone. The True Tone display automatically adjusts the screen’s color temperature to ambient lighting. It looks similar with the same home button, single rear camera, and bezels.
It packs A13 Bionic Chip and is said to offer 20% faster CPU and GPU performance than its predecessor. Apple claims that the tablet is up to 3x faster than top-selling Chromebook and 6x faster than top-selling Android tablets.
The new iPad will be shipped with iPadOS 15 which was announced earlier this year. Apple has also bumped the base storage to 64GB.
It has an upgraded 12MP ultra-wide camera and supports Centre Stage. Centre Stage deputes people and moves the frame to follow them. This feature works in FaceTime, Zoom, and other video apps. The front camera is also getting an upgrade and now it has 12 megapixels 120-degree ultrawide sensor.
The new iPad supports first-generation Apple Pencil and Apple’s Smart Keyboard.
The new iPad starts at just $329. Students can get it at $299. It is now available to order starting today and will be available next week.