As expected Apple has today launched the brand new iPad. This is the first major redesign of the budget iPad since Apple started selling it and it finally ditches the classic home button design in favor of a modern looking bezel-less design.
iPad features an all-screen design that is very similar to the one found on iPad Pro and iPad Air devices. It has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display.
iPad is powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic Chip and features a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. With today’s release Apple has completely transitioned its iPad lineup to USB-C, bidding farewell to its Lightning port.
As there is no home button on the new iPad, this iPad features a Touch ID sensor that is built into the power button.
This new iPad is the first landscape iPad, as it features a landscape FaceTime camera.
The all new iPad features an ultra wide 12 megapixel front camera and a 12-megapixel rear camera that can record 4K video.
What might comes as a big surprise to Apple users, the new iPad despite having USB-C does not support Apple Pencil 2. The device still supports the first generation Apple Pencil that needs to be charged with a USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter. Apple says this adapter will come with Apple Pencil. Those who already own an Apple Pencil first generation will need to purchase this adapter separately.
Other features of the iPad include WI-Fi 6, support for USB-C accessories, 5G support on cellular models, support for the new Magic Keyboard Folio and more.
The new 10th generation iPad costs $449 and will be available for purchase on October 26. The Wi-Fi + Cellular model will cost $599 in the US. It comes in four color options including Pink, Blue, Silver and Yellow.