Apple iPad 9th gen (2021) review

06 October 2021

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  • Urmom
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  • 03 Nov 2023

Dimi, 26 Apr 2023THIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW: OK. TO START, ITS A GREAT TABLET... morePls don’t lie lmao. The iPhone 12’s camera wipes the floor with this iPad

    honnestly i used to buy android tablet but even with samsunt tab S series you have poor software support so i stop buying them
    you can add also medium level config (cpu/gpu) to that

    even with an a13 this ipad play all the game, is fluid, has great battery life and very good software support
    and i can live with ios/itunes limitation...on a tablet
    for my phone i can't so i use an android, even if last version (14) include ios-like limitation :o

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      • Damien
      • u44
      • 08 Aug 2023

      I don't know what you're hearing but in the recordings the iPad sounds painfully anemic. Our phones sound better, along with most other tablets. I don't think it was recorded right maybe?

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        • Dimi
        • 06j
        • 26 Apr 2023

        pros and cons:
        1. The A13 bionic chip is very very fast, its 2023 and yes there are slightly faster chips but this one ranks in the top 2 percent of phones and tablets.
        2. This tablet can handle everything I throw at it. I have downloaded genshin impact and purposely opened 20 heavy apps, including face time in the background and was able to play this along with simultaneously watching a you tube video and nothing stuttered not even for a split second.
        3. Very nicely built, feels like you have something made with strength and something that feels expensive.
        4. IOS is soooooo smooth. You dont need a 120 hz refresh rate with this because it just does everything perfectly.

        5. The battery lasts and lasts and lasts.

        6. 64 gigs of ram is plenty for your average user. I've downloaded all the streaming apps I need, a couple games. Some bank apps and twitter etc etc...and I still have more than half my storage left, a lot more actually.

        7. I bought this brand new at walmart for 269.99. There is no tablet, with it's great customer support, services and etc that is like this at this price.

        8. Look if you wanna complain about laminated screens and all that, I think your too bit picky. I watch videos and play games with this and the screen is wonderful, I even have a screen protector on it and it's still amazing.

        9. The camera is the same as the iphone 12. Takes great videos and good, easy pictures. The front pictures are HIGH CLASS.
        10. IT HAS A HEAD PHONE JACK and the quality if the sound is very sharp.


        For the price it gets a 10 out of 10 from me. No reason to buy the air, or something that costs 600 dollars, you have the complete package with it. Unless you need an ipad pro for drawing architectural designs or so.ething crazy like that LOL. GO BUY THIS, NO ANDROID CAN CO.PARE EXCEPT THE S8

          ABG Media, 19 Oct 2021Every new ios update is buggy. And long software support fr... moreThe only thing embarrassing here is your pathetic comment. Haters will hate but you Apple haters really outdo yourselves each and every time. Keep letting Apple live rent free in your head.

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            • X$x
            • 30 Jun 2022

            Got this iPad just recently. Upgraded from my iPad 8th Gen 32GB (very low storage for me, initially used it for school). I bought the iPad 9th Gen 64GB, and I love it! Enjoying my iPad now without worrying too much of the storage.

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              • Pedrozz
              • p@0
              • 14 Jun 2022

              Typing on this very iPad. Im very tech savvy but im kinda broke. I found this one and immediately got it! Huge upgrade coming from 2013 ipad mini.

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                • JohnIL
                • kp$
                • 14 Mar 2022

                I've used iPads from the first one, and they all do just fine for consumption devices. My recent purchase a 9th gen is just as good although Safari gives me fits a lot. Also, I bought a Smart keyboard that works OK but not worth the money. It also depletes my iPad battery faster too.

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                  • Anonymous
                  • 3SI
                  • 01 Jan 2022

                  AnonD-1014095, 09 Oct 2021Big ugly bezels and nasty ugly curved design The curved design was beautiful since it was introduced with the iPad mini 1. it is very classy and has more character than the blocks that all the other iPads are.

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                    • Anonymous
                    • 3SI
                    • 01 Jan 2022

                    Anonymous, 10 Oct 2021I love the form factor, the size, the speed of ipads. I ha... moreYes it is really great and does not bend like the newer iPads. Only the Apple Pencil charging is a bit annoying but at least it charges fast enough.
                    I don’t even know what they could improve in the next generation really. Maybe Touch ID 2, anti reflective coating, P3 color gamut. But A13 is already plenty fast, of course they could do all of the above and add an A14. But a bigger upgrade for most people imo would be to reduce the price further, for example to $299 or $279 with that A14. It’s just so good already, hard to improve that much. Oh and a flash would be nice.

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                      • IoannesR
                      • J1$
                      • 21 Oct 2021

                      I'm tech savvy and needed a tablet to work. I chose the iPad 9, cause it was cheaper and does everything I need with stellar performance...

                        Denver Gordon, 16 Oct 2021iPad is still the trusted tablet in my opinion. Xiaomi pad ... moreEvery new ios update is buggy. And long software support from Apple involves delivering 10 year old features late. Isn't is embarrassing that a budget Tablet has more software features and functionality than your overrated iPad OS??

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                          • Denver Gordon
                          • t7W
                          • 16 Oct 2021

                          iPad is still the trusted tablet in my opinion. Xiaomi pad 5 tried really hard making it a great tablet but it will all end up in software optimization and updates. The only update you’ll get from xiaomi is to get a new device and miui is buggy as hell as for my experience. So if anyone ask me what tablet to get, better get an ipad.

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                            • mary
                            • ptx
                            • 12 Oct 2021

                            Anonymous, 10 Oct 2021I love the form factor, the size, the speed of ipads. I ha... moreHey if you are that big a fan, just get the 256gb edition. You will not regret it. And it is not a luxury ammount of memory these days.

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                              • Anonymous
                              • tZj
                              • 11 Oct 2021

                              Anonymous, 08 Oct 2021So... the Xiaomi Pad 5 review describes its hardware perfor... morelol, xiaomi pad 5 , ipad wanna be ..

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                                • Anonymous
                                • tZj
                                • 11 Oct 2021

                                Anonymous, 08 Oct 2021I have an expensive 2019 Samsung tablet and a very old iPad... morebefore u open the box , android device already slow , and it getting worst when got update .... thats why those android user always keep bringing "apple throttling" thing ..

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • jZx
                                  • 10 Oct 2021

                                  I love the form factor, the size, the speed of ipads. I have multiple android phones, still have the epic Nokia n8. The classic iPad is the best and I hope the keep making this form factor with the home button, the 3.5mm jack, the lightning cable. Yes even the lightning cable which I used to hate but now have a ton of it after several generations of iphones and ipads. Apple please keep this form factor, I love it. There is enough underpowered junk out there with high screen to belzo ratio. Apple has the higher end versions with the geek configurations. I don't care, I love the form factor and same interface as my kids can use it and my mother, it's simple and it works. The speed is more than adequate even on the older iPad but the storage is crippling. Was thinking about getting a 128gb model for next ipad but 64gb might be enough as 256gb might be more than I need.
                                  I love the iPad, best tablet on the market and I'm a samsung person. I would not even consider a higher end samsung, would rather have a budget ipad instead. Keep making this form factor and just refresh the internals a bit every few years. I wish samsung would do that for 1-2 lines of their phone lines while keeping micro SD card support rather than basically copying iphone for their flagship.
                                  Did I mention that I love the bar ipad? Used worth bluetooth keyboard (cheap) and with Bluetooth mouse, it's the tablet/ computer that I take with me for family trips. Love it

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • swq
                                    • 10 Oct 2021

                                    so are they gonna get rid of the home button or nah

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • 70d
                                      • 09 Oct 2021

                                      Anonymous, 09 Oct 2021The review misunderstands why Apple keeps this same design ... moreLOL.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • nyP
                                        • 09 Oct 2021

                                        The review misunderstands why Apple keeps this same design for so long. This iPad model is often rolled out en masse in companies, businesses, schools etc. These organisations have invested heavily in equipment for that model (e.g. cases, stands, cables). Changing this iPad model too frequently would result in unnecessary, higher annual costs to these organisations.