Apple has introduced the latest version of its most popular tablet: the standard iPad. It has a new processor called the A13 Bionic and it is the ninth generation of the iPad that first debuted in 2010.
There’s also a new 12-megapixel front camera that supports the Center Stage feature introduced last year with the iPad Pro. If you’ve seen an iPad in the past few years, the rest of the 9th Gen iPad will look familiar, complete with the same home button, bezels, single rear camera, and Lightning port.
According to Apple, the new processor is 20 percent faster than the one found in the outgoing model. Display resolution and size remain the same, but now True Tone can automatically adjust the screen’s color temperature in response to ambient light.
Apple announced earlier this year that iPadOS 15 would arrive with its latest iPad – and it enables improved multitasking, an improved homescreen, and app organization.
Most people gravitate toward the base-model iPad, since it is the most economical model available. Apple has not changed the $329 starting price this year, but has increased the storage to 64GB.
Apple Smart Keyboard and the first-generation Apple Pencil are also compatible with the iPad. You can preorder it starting today, September 14th, for delivery next week, and it will come in a silver or space gray color.