At its California Streaming event, Apple unveiled a new iPad. The new iPad includes additional features such as a center stage and increased storage. The design, on the other hand, hasn’t changed — unlike the new iPad mini, which is getting a makeover.
On the latest iPad, there is a 10.2-inch Retina display. True Tone, which adjusts screen content to the color temperature of a room, is enabled by a new, enhanced ambient light sensor. A 256GB option is also available for consumers who want to store more programs, games, photographs, and videos than the 64GB option.
The new iPad mini is powered by the A13 Bionic chipset, which is a significant increase over the A12, with graphics and processing operating 20% quicker. The iPad is estimated to be 3x faster than the most popular Chromebook and 6x faster than the most popular Android tablet. The chip also improves the camera’s performance. For better selfies, it increases autofocus and lowlight performance. There’s also a new 12-megapixel selfie camera. Ultrawide framing and Apple’s center stage technology are also included in the optics, which will be included in iPadOS 15.
According to Apple, the increased performance would allow customers to run complex apps and games effortlessly on the cheapest iPad. The A13 Bionic’s Neural Engine also drives next-generation machine learning capabilities, such as Live Text. It employs on-device intelligence to recognize text in a photo and prompts users to take action.
The 64GB variant costs $329, or $299 if you qualify for an education discount. It’s available in silver or space grey. There’s also a cellular option. However, the design remains the same, which means there is a Home button with Touch ID.
Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Greg Joswiak, said, “iPad has never been more necessary for working, learning, and communicating. We’re pleased to provide one of the greatest improvements yet to our most popular iPad”. “The new iPad combines increased capabilities, adaptability, and simplicity at a fantastic value, with the powerful A13 Bionic, more engaging video conferences with Center Stage, and double the storage.”
Apple also unveiled a new iPad mini with a fresh design that features USB-C, reduced bezels, and Touch ID in the top button, similar to the iPad Air. The new iPad is available in silver and space grey finishes for the base 64 gigabytes storage option, with Wi-Fi versions starting at 30900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular devices starting at 42900.