Apple Announces the 9th Generation of Its Most Popular iPad

Apple has announced its next generation most-affordable iPad with several under-the-hood improvements across the board while maintaining its classic design. This includes a more powerful A13 Bionic that sports 20% faster CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine, so you can get a lot more everyday tasks done on the fly.

The iPad gets a major improvement for its front camera with a 12MP ultra-wide front-facing camera with support for Center Stage, introduced with the M1 iPad Pro announced earlier this year, so the camera can bring your subject close to the center. The iPad retains its large 10.2-inch display, and for the first time, features the True Tone technology that has been standard across the rest of the iPad lineup. With all of these new features, the iPad comes with the same 10-hour “all-day” battery life, people have come to know and love. The iPad still works with the first-generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, and it comes with a Lightning-to-USB-C cable and 20W adapter for optimal charging. The iPad comes with iPadOS 15 with many improvements in multitasking/Pencil support that were announced in WWDC this year.

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The iPad starts at $329 and comes in Silver and Space Gray (sorry, there’s no Gold finish anymore). Last, but not least, the storage options have doubled across all models, offering 64GB and 256GB options. Orders start today with shipments starting next week. 

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Nick Soong
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