Apple's iPad 10th gen brings USB-C, A14, new design and price
Apple just announced the 10th generation iPad but it isn't a very faithful follow-up to the entry-level iPad of last year. As expected, the new iPad is thinner, with flat sides and a bigger 10.9-inch 2360x1640px IPS LCD with 500 nits. It's basically an iPad Air (2022) without the M1 processor.
Instead, the 10th gen iPad has the A14 Bionic chip with a 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine.
The tablet is available in Silver, Blue, Pink, and Yellow, and in 64GB and 256GB trim, as well as Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 5G models. That's the faster Wi-Fi 6.
The iPad 10th gen moves to USB-C and supports the first-gen Apple Pencil. Read the fine print, however, and you'll see that the Pencil uses Lightning, so you'll need a USB-C to Lightning adapter (thankfully, that comes in the box). The adapter in itself will be available for $9.
The iPad 10th gen comes with a landscape-oriented 12MP f/2.4 122-degree ultrawide front camera. It will fit more people in the frame and supports Smart HDR 3, 1080p video up to 60fps, and extended dynamic range up to 30fps. On the opposite end is a 12MP f/1.8 AF main camera with 4K video.
Apple Pencil support and new landscape front camera
Apple has made a Magic Keyboard Folio for the new iPad that connects through the Smart Connector and attaches magnetically. It includes a kickstand and a trackpad. The keyboard will augment the iPad's abilities for $249/€299/INR 24,900.
The Apple iPad 10th gen is up for pre-order now and will ship from October 26 - in 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the market.
It starts from $449/€579/INR 44,900 for a 64GB Wi-Fi-only model. That's a significant price hike from last year's entry-level model but luckily, Apple is keeping that one on the shelves as well, priced at $329/€429/INR 33,900.
- 24 Oct 2022
- 20 Oct 2022
If they kept it the same price it would not have all the improvements they made it would look just like all the other iPads
- Julian M
- 20 Oct 2022
The lightning-to-USB-C adapter is now bundled with the 1st gen Pencil, it's available separately for those who already own a 1st-gen Pencil (or who buy older stocks of the Pencil that did not include the adapter).