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Today, Apple introduced the new iPad product along with the updated Apple TV 4K. The new hardware was announced via a triple press release rather than the usual pomp and circumstance of a live event. For most it means: the the new iPad Pros and Apple TV 4K while not bringing too radical changes brand new iPad it basically takes after the existing iPad Air, albeit with a few concessions.
That said, new is new, and all updated devices can be pre-ordered through Apple’s online store starting today. If you’re interested in upgrading to a new tablet or high-end media streamer, here’s a rundown of what’s new, how much everything costs, and how you can pre-order everything announced today.
Apple iPad (10th generation)
The 10th generation iPad represents the most significant update of the gadgets introduced today. Now it can be ordered in four colors: blue, pink, silver and yellow. Prices start at $449 for the 64GB model and $599 for the 256GB model. You can add cellular connectivity for $599 and $749, respectively. Apple said the tablet will be available in stores from October 26.
Pre-order iPad (10th generation) at Apple – $449
In terms of design, the 10th generation iPad follows closely in the footsteps of the iPad Air. It has a similar 10.9-inch IPS display with a sharp 2,360 x 1,640 resolution and 500 nits of nominal maximum brightness. The design features flatter edges, slimmer bezels, no dedicated Home button, a USB-C port, and a Touch ID sensor located on the sleep/wake button. Battery life is still rated at up to 10 hours of video and web browsing on WiFi.
The ninth-generation 10.2-inch iPad has a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on top of an 8-megapixel sensor, which Apple can shoot 4K video and use the company’s “Center Stage” frame-focusing feature. Note that the front camera is located on the landscape edge of the tablet, which should make it particularly suitable for group video calls. The device also supports WiFi 6, while the mobile version works with 5G networks. Like other new iPad models, it also removes the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The new iPad is powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic system, previously found in the 2020 iPad Air and iPhone 12 family of phones. It should be a decent upgrade over the 10.2-inch iPad’s A13 Bionic chip and should provide enough power for most uses, but it’ll still be a few ticks behind the M1 chip found in the iPad Air. The new iPad’s display also remains unlaminated — so you’ll see a small air gap between the image and the glass covering it — and it only supports the first-generation Apple Pencil, not second generation stylus with more convenient magnetic charging.
Along with the 10th generation iPad, Apple also presents $249 Magic Keyboard Folio It’s similar to the existing Magic Keyboard for iPad Air and Pro, but has a 14-key function row, but doesn’t allow the tablet to “float” on top of the keyboard, instead relying on a built-in keyboard. – on the stand.
Apple said it will continue to sell the 9th-generation iPad for the same $329 (but often less than the internet) for those who want a more affordable option, albeit with an old design.
11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M2
The the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro They’re a bit more familiar, with the main improvement being internal: both slates now run on Apple’s M2 SoC, which in turn runs on the M2 SoC. the latest MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Both devices are again available in silver or space gray. Like the 10th generation iPad, the new iPad Pros are available to order now and will be available in stores from October 26.
Pre-order iPad Pros (2022) at Apple – $799 and $1,099
When we reviewed those M2 Macs, we found that the M2 brought a nice performance boost over the M1, though you’d have to go well beyond basic tablet uses to see a bigger difference in real-world use. However, for those who want a tablet for video editing and other intensive tasks, it should also be more future-proof.
The new Pros will also support faster WiFi 6E networks, Bluetooth 5.3 and, according to Apple, “more 5G networks worldwide.” For those with second-generation Apple Pencils, there’s also a new ‘hover’ feature that allows the tablet to detect the stylus when it’s up to 12mm away from the screen, just like on past Samsung phones and tablets. Apple says this will let you preview the marks you might make before applying the pen.
That’s about it though. Both tablets still support up to 120Hz refresh rates, although the 12.9-inch model remains the only one with a brighter and more vibrant Mini LED panel, while the 11-inch model has a smaller (comparatively) LED display. Ports, cameras, accessory support and overall design are largely the same as before. Perhaps strangely, Apple decided not to move the front-facing camera to the side on the more expensive Pro models, leaving the feature to the less expensive 10th generation iPad.
The Pros should still be Apple’s best tablets, though their prices will likely limit them to the most engaged iPad users. The 11-inch model will again start at $799 for 128GB of storage, and the 12.9-inch model will start at $1,099 for the same amount of storage.
You can also upgrade to 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB of storage, with the 1TB and 2TB models also doubling the included RAM from 8GB to 16GB. For the 11-inch model, these will cost $899, $1,099, $1,499, and $1,899, respectively. For the 12.9-inch Pro, these rise to $1,199, $1,399, $1,799 and $2,199. Adding cellular connectivity to your option costs an additional $200.
Apple TV 4K (January 3)
The the new Apple TV 4K It gets a performance boost from 2018’s A12 Bionic SoC to the faster A15 Bionic chip introduced last year. iPhone 13 family phones and the latest iPad mini. The settop box also supports HDR10+ playback in addition to the usual Dolby Vision HDR, and the included Siri Remote now charges via USB-C instead of Lightning. It is physically the box itself 50 percent lighter and somewhat subtle.
Pre-order Apple TV 4K (3rd Gen) at Apple – $129
The rest is mostly the same, but the most notable (and welcome) change is the price: the new Apple TV 4K now starts at $129 for 64GB of storage. It is still more expensive than a good road Google Chromecast gold Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, but that’s a nice drop from the previous model’s $179 starting price and 32GB of storage in both cases. (Although we a number of transactions on that device in recent months.)
If you need more storage space for Apple Arcade games and the like, you can order the 128GB model for $149. This version adds a Gigabit Ethernet port and support for the Thread mesh network protocol for some smart home devices.
The new Apple TV 4K can be ordered now from Apple’s online store, although Apple says it won’t be available until November 4th. It should also be noted that the company with the introduction of a new broadcaster also stopped working 1080p Apple TV HD only.
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