The iPad 10.2-inch is a tablet computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. as the successor to the eighth-generation iPad. It was announced on September 14, 2021
- Release Date: September 2021
- Screen Size: 10.2 inches
- Battery Life: 10 hours
- Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
The Apple iPad has long been better than any other tablet you can buy, and each new iPad is a little better than the last. The 9th-generation iPad is a rather boring update if you’ve purchased a new iPad at any time over the past five years or so, but it’s familiar and affordable, and it offers plenty of power for most people. It’s still great for tablet-y things like consuming content or playing games, and Apple has greatly improved the front-facing camera for video calls. This iPad should be the first one you consider before looking at an iPad Pro or iPad mini, and (for most people) it should be the one you end up with.
All iPads share an unbeatable selection of apps, stellar hardware quality, long battery life, and unrivaled customer support. But the $330, 10.2-inch Apple iPad (9th generation) offers the best balance of price and performance, and it can do most of the things that the more expensive iPad Pro can do—such as pair with a Smart Keyboard or Apple Pencil—even though it’s smaller and its screen isn’t as good. The 9th-generation iPad has the same processor as the iPhone 11 does, so it’s not the most up-to-date tablet Apple sells, but it’s still fast enough for all but the most demanding tasks. (If you plan on creating high-res images and videos, you’d probably want an iPad Pro anyway.) The new 64 GB base storage capacity means most people won’t have to upgrade for more space; if you want or need more storage, it costs $150 to go up to 256 GB.
Table of Contents
- Why you should trust us
- The best tablet: Apple iPad (9th generation)
- Flaws but not dealbreakers
- What about the iPad mini?
- Should you upgrade from an older iPad?
- Do you need cellular capability?
- Buying a refurbished iPad
- What to look forward to
- The competition
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What is the best brand of iPad to buy?
The best iPads you can buy today
- iPad Air (2020) The best iPad for most people. Specifications. …
- iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch) The biggest, most beautiful iPad you can buy. …
- iPad mini 6 2021. The best super-portable iPad. …
- iPad Pro 2021 (11-inch) The best iPad for power users on the go. …
- Apple iPad 2021. The great all-around iPad.
Is an iPad worth buying?
The 2018 and 2020 11-inch iPad Pros are worth buying if you can find them for $650 or less. Try not to spend more than $800 for the 2020 or older 12.9-inch versions. Anything more and you may as well buy the 2021 models.
Is the iPad 2022 Good?
Our Verdict : The iPad 10.2 (2021) is this year’s best-value tablet from Apple. It’s faster than its predecessor, it’s easy to use and it features an upgraded selfie camera that makes video calling smoother than ever before.
Is the 2020 iPad any good?
TechRadar Verdict. The new iPad 2020 is great value for a brand-new iPad, even if it is only a modest upgrade over last year’s version. It comes with a faster chipset and a 20W fast charger in the box, which join prior-year features like Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support.
Which iPad is best value for money?
iPad 10.2 (2021): The iPad 10.2 (2021) is Apple’s basic tablet for 2021, and arguably also the best value iPad of the year.