Apple has unveiled its 10th-generation iPad with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and flatter edges, giving it a much sleeker look and, for the first time on an iPad.
The latest model which is available in a multitude of colors uses USB-C connectivity instead of a Lightning port. With the latest iPad, Apple has also ditched the headphone jack, and done away with the home button. Apple has instead chosen to put Touch ID on the power button, bringing the device in line with newer models of the iPad Air and iPad Mini
The new device comes with support for Wi-Fi 6, and the cellular version now supports 5G. This device doesn’t come with the M2 chip but instead uses the A14 Bionic chip. This is the same chip used in the iPhone 12 and an upgrade from the A13 Bionic that came with the ninth-generation iPad released last year.
According to Apple, the new iPad performs three times better than the seventh-generation iPad released in 2019 and has “all-day battery life.” It features a 12MP ultrawide front camera as well as an updated 12MP rear camera with 4K video. The front-facing camera’s horizontal form factor and 122-degree field of view allow it to support Apple’s Center Stage feature that automatically puts you in focus during video calls. Apple also added new landscape stereo speakers and dual microphones to the new iPad.
The new device also has support for the first-gen Apple Pencil and a new Magic Keyboard Folio, which will sell for $249. The redesigned iPad starts at $449 for a 64GB model, whereas the old version starts at $329. The new iPad comes in four colors: blue, pink, yellow, and silver.