New iPad is here with biggest updates and packed with value

Apple has launched it's new iPad 9th gen with much more value and big updates.

Apple has launched the new iPad (9th generation) which has become more affordable and packed with new powerful features. Featuring a 10.2-inch display and A13 Bionic chip, this is the best value iPad of any generation.

Starting at 329$ (30999 INR), this is the most value-packed iPad yet. Here’s everything you need to know about the new 9th gen iPad.

Quick Sepcifications

  • 10.2 inches display with True Tone, 2160×1620 resolution 
  • Updated 12 MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage
  • A13 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine
  • 64 GB storage. Double, compared to the previous generation. Upgradable to 256 GB
  • New iPadOS 15
  • Comes in colours – Space Grey and Silver

Storage

If you are someone who gets a little disappointed because of the basic storage Apple provides, you will be happy!

The new iPad has now double the storage starting at 64 GB compared to last generation’s 32 GB. An option of 256 GB is also available if you want more storage.

256 GB variant will cost you 479$ (44900 INR) for the Wifi variant and 609$ (56900 INR) for the Wifi+Cellular variant.

Processor

The biggest update that the iPad got is its processor. Although, it is not powered by the latest Apple’s A15 chip like in the new 6th gen iPad Mini, it is still powered by the A13 Bionic chip.

iPad 9th gen has given an upgrade with A13 chip
iPad 9th gen has upraded to A13 bionic chip

A13 is still a comparetively powerful chip and is a great upgrade from A12 Bionic Chip used in iPad 8th generation. Even with the newer, more powerful processor, the new iPad retains its all-day battery life, claims Apple.

That’s not all. The new iPad has got an update in the display and camera too.

Display

While it carries the standard retina display from its predecessor, the new iPad has something called “True Tone”. It adjusts the screen content display according to the room you are in. Apple says that this will make content on the screen appear more natural and provides a more comfortable viewing experience.

True Tone let’s display screen adapt according to ambient conditions

Camera

In the camera department, the front camera now features an Ultra-wide 12MP camera compared to 1.2 MP in earlier gen iPad. 

The new iPad also adds a new feature called Center Stage. Center Stage automatically pans the camera to keep the users in view whenever they move around. It also smoothly zooms out when the camera detects other users join in to include them in the conversation. 

This is an interesting update because this makes the video call overall more natural and engaging.

Software and User Interface

The new iPad features iPadOS 15 which comes with significant new updates. Here are few new features it has.

  • Even more intuitive multitasking with features like Split View and Slide Over, easier to discover and use.
  • Personalize iPad experience and organize apps with new widget layouts for the Home Screen and App Library.
  • Translate app comes to iPad with new features that make conversations easier and more natural, including Auto Translate and face-to-face view.
  • Automatically filter notifications based on your activity, such as working, reading, playing games, or sleeping.

Here’s an overview of the specs of the 9th gen iPad and the 8th gen iPad.

SpecificationsApple iPad 9th GenApple iPad 8th Gen
ProcessorA13 Bionic Chip
Neural Engine
A12 Bionic Chip
Neural Engine
DisplayRetina Display
sRGB, True Tone
Retina Display
Resolution2160×1620
264 PPI
2160×1620
264 PPI
Storage64 GB32 GB
Expandable
Storage
256 GB128 GB
Front Camera8 MP
Wide Camera
8 MP
Wide Camera
Rear Camera12 MP
Ultra-Wide Camera
1.2 MP
Facetime HD Camera
Operating
System
iPadOS 15 iPadOS 14
Apple Pencil
Support
Smart Keyboard
Support
Comparison of iPad 9th gen and iPad 8th gen

The new iPad will be available to order starting today and availability starting from September 24, Friday. iPad starts at 329$ for 64 GB Wifi only and 459$ for Wifi+Cellular model. 256 GB model is also available at 479$ for Wifi only and 609$ for Wifi+Cellular variant.