Apple has announced a new entry-level iPad with a 10.2-inch screen. The iPad 9 (2021) uses a faster A13 Bionic chipset, includes a new front camera and has a True Tone display for the first time ever.
Apple tends to launch a new iPad every year; the 8th generation iPad launched last September and the 9th generation iPad launched at Apple’s “California Streaming” event on September 14, 2021.
So how does the iPad 9 compare to its predecessor, how does it fit into Apple’s current line of tablets, and how could it compare to the best tablets on the market? Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s new entry-level tablet …
iPad 9 (2021): release date
The iPad (5th generation) was launched in 2017, followed by the iPad (6th generation) in 2018, the iPad (7th generation) in 2019, and the iPad (8th generation) in 2020. The iPad (9th generation) arrived in 2021 at Apple on September 14. event where he also announced the iPhone 13.
The iPad 9 is available from September 14 and the tablet will ship from Friday September 24.
iPad 9 (2021): price
The standard iPad is Apple’s entry-level tablet, and the iPad 9 (2021) is “affordable”, at least by Apple standards.
The iPad 9 Wi-Fi models are available starting at £ 319 / $ 329 / AU $ 499 for the 64GB model, with Wi-Fi + Cellular models starting at £ 439 / $ 459 / AU $ 699. The iPad 9 comes in just two finishes – silver and space gray – and you have, for the first time, the option of a 256GB model that costs from £ 459 / $ 479 / AU $ 729 with Wi-Fi or £ 579 / $ 609 / AU $ 929 with Wi-Fi + Cellular.
iPad 9 (2021): design
The iPad 9 looks remarkably like its predecessor with a solid-looking bezel and a physical Touch ID home button. Surprisingly, Apple has always chosen to use its proprietary Lightning port instead of upgrading to USB-C, which is now available on the iPad Air, iPad Pro, and new iPad Mini 6.
Again, stereo speakers are included in the design, which is good news, as the sound quality of the iPad has traditionally been a highlight.
iPad 9 (2021): screen
For the iPad 9, the screen remains at 10.2 inches. The resolution is 2160 x 1620 pixels with a pixel density of 264 ppi and brightness of 500 nits.
Like the 8th generation iPad, it uses a Retina display, but the new addition here is True Tone. This is made possible by the introduction of an improved ambient light sensor that allows the tablet to adjust the display to suit your viewing environment and lighting.
iPad Pro (2021): specifications
The 8th gen iPad had an A12 processor, but the new iPad 9 gets an upgrade to the A13 Bionic chip found in the 2019 iPhone SE which is expected to provide a decent speed boost. Apple claims that this makes the 9th generation iPad 20% faster than the old model when it comes to GPU and processor performance.
As mentioned earlier, Apple’s most affordable iPad now comes with 64GB of storage, compared to the 32GB available on the iPad (8th generation). There is also a 256GB option for those who want to store all of their media on the tablet.
The big news on the camera side is that the iPad 9 (2021) gets a new Ultra Wide 12MP front camera and neural engine.
In terms of battery, all iPad 9 models come with a 32.4 watt-hour rechargeable battery that Apple claims can provide up to ten hours of Wi-Fi internet surfing or video watching. videos. It appears to be identical in spec to the previous iPad.
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