Apple unveiled a new model of the iPad that it refers to as “the iPad” for short. Apple is replacing the recognizable design with rounded edges and a home button, which is a major update. The iPad now resembles the iPad Pro and iPad Air more. However, there are some concessions.
The starting price of the new iPad is USD 449, which is significantly more expensive than the previous model’s USD 329 price. However, users also get superior specifications, a larger 10.9-inch display, and support for a few new accessories. It is available in four hues: blue, pink, yellow, and silver.
Apple is apparently replacing the A13 in the device’s system-on-a-chip with an A14 Bionic. The system-on-a-chip is the same one that is used in the iPhone 12 range.
There are two cameras on the tablet; the front-facing camera is a 12MP ultrawide camera that has been built into the iPad’s landscape edge, making video chats in landscape mode more attractive.
Reportedly, the iPad is Wi-Fi 6 compatible, and supports 5G networks.
Apple has created a new Magic Keyboard Folio that, in terms of accessories, features a trackpad. It has a row of function keys for changing the volume, controlling media, and other things, as well as 1mm travel full-size keys.
The Magic Keyboard Folio is an interesting two-part attachment. The device’s bottom is where the keyboard can be attached.
The device’s rear is attached to via magnetism by a separate piece that includes a back cover with a built-in stand. When not in use, users can easily fold the keyboard behind the device.
There is another 12MP camera on the device’s rear. Touch ID is still supported on this iPad. You must lay your finger on the top button in order to operate it.
The entry-level iPad will now have a USB-C connector for charging and other devices. With its built-in Lightning connector, this tablet continues to support the Apple Pencil of the original version.