Apple unveils redesigned iPad with 10.9-inch screen, no home button, USB Type-C

Apple released a completely redesigned base model iPad, with a 10.9-inch screen and no home button, allowing for uniformly narrow bezels. The new iPad matches the current iPad Air and iPad mini with flat sides and will be available in four colors: silver, blue, yellow and pink. The Touch ID sensor has been moved to the power button at the top. The new model, which will be the 10th generation iPad, is based on Apple’s A14 Bionic SoC, a USB Type-C port, and its front camera placed in landscape orientation for the first time. It still works with the first-generation Apple Pencil, and a Lightning adapter will be included with all units.

iPad Price (2022) in India

The new redesigned iPad is priced starting at Rs. 44,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi only variant. This rises to Rs. 59,900 if you choose to purchase the 256GB option. Wi-Fi plus cellular options are priced at Rs. 59,900 with 64GB and Rs. 74,900 for 256GB. education are available to those who qualify. The iPad (2022) is already available for pre-order and will go on sale in many countries on October 26.

Apple will continue to sell the 9th generation iPad, featuring a 10.2-inch display and the Apple A13 Bionic SoC, now priced at Rs. 33,900 and Rs. 48,900 respectively for Wi-Fi only variants of 64GB and 256GB, and those prices go up to Rs. 46,900 and Rs. 61,900 for the more cellular Wi-Fi equivalents.

The first-generation Apple Pencil costs Rs. 9,500 in India, and the USB Type-C adapter alone will cost Rs. 900. Apple also sells a variety of accessories including its Magic Keyboard Folio and Smart Folio.

iPad specs and features (2022)

The Apple A14 Bionic SoC would allow the new iPad (2022) to offer 20% better performance and 10% better graphics than the previous model. Apple also claims 5 times the performance of today’s best-selling MediaTek Android tablet, although no specific model is named. The new iPad is for users looking for a tablet for productivity, education, communication and entertainment.

The new 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display has a resolution of 1640 x 2360 pixels and is capable of 500 nits of brightness. The front camera is now on top when you hold the new iPad in landscape mode, and it has a 12-megapixel sensor and a 122-degree field of view with support for automatic Center Stage cropping depending on the number of people in front. and in what positions. The 12-megapixel rear camera has been updated to support 4K video recording and 120fps slow-motion video. You also get stereo speakers, positioned to work best in landscape orientation.

A long-awaited switch to USB Type-C for connectivity means faster wired file transfers and faster charging, as well as broad accessory compatibility. The iPad (2022) also gets Wi-Fi 6 and optional 5G with the cellular variants.

The new iPad will run iPadOS 16, which introduces the new Freeform productivity app and several new features in apps, including improvements using on-device AI.


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