Today Apple introduced a new iPad – the model has already reached the 10th generation. There are not many innovations, but at least one very expected one: the budget iPad finally got rid of the Lightning connector and, like the “big brothers”, switched to USB-C.
The tablet has a 10.9-inch screen with thinner bezels, a flat side bezel, and a redesigned webcam (for video telephony and in most situations, the tablet is meant to be used horizontally rather than vertically).
Apple has ditched the headphone jack and home button, with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into the power button. The tablet supports Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. As for the hardware platform, it is based on SoC A14 Bionic – the same as in the iPhone 12 (the previous generation tablet used SoC A13 Bionic). The main camera uses a 12-megapixel sensor (the resolution of the front camera sensor is also 12 megapixels).
The new budget iPad is compatible with the Magic Keyboard Folio and the first generation Apple Pencil. Pre-orders in the US are accepted from today, retail sales start on October 26.