Apple introduced two new iPad models at its September 2021 launch event: the iPad (10.2-inch) and the iPad Mini. The new iPad has a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone support and is powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic SoC. The first-generation Apple Pencil is supported by the new Apple tablet, which has a Smart Connector for the Smart Keyboard. The iPad Mini now has USB C, a 12-megapixel rear camera with Center Stage, support for 5G networks, stereo speakers, and more. The new iPads will be available for pre-order in the United States starting today and will begin shipping later next week. From specifications to features to pricing, here’s everything you need to know about the all-new iPads.
Specifications and Features of the iPad (2021)
The iPad (2021) has a 10.2-inch Retina display with an upgraded ambient light sensor that enables True Tone Display and is made entirely of recycled aluminum. As with the previous model, the iPad supports the Apple Pencil first generation. The upgraded Apple A13 Bionic SoC, which Apple claims provide a 20% performance boost over the previous generation, is at the heart of the new Apple tablet. It will be available in a variety of storage capacities, starting with 64GB. It has an 8-megapixel camera module with an aperture of f/2.4 on the back. It also gets a front-facing camera upgrade to 12.2-megapixels and Center Stage support.
The iPad (2021) has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as connectivity options, with GPS and LTE added to the Celluar edition. Dual microphones and stereo speakers are included.
The iPad 10.2 has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the bottom bezel and runs iPadOS 15, which includes multi-tasking widgets and system-wide notetaking. For the time being, the battery capacity is unknown, but Apple claims to offer users an all-day battery life rating.
Specifications and Features of the iPad Mini (2021)
The iPad Mini (2021) has an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display as its primary feature. It is powered by an A15 Bionic chip, which is also found in Apple’s new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max smartphones. On the back, a 12-megapixel sensor with focus pixels and a larger aperture has been included for imaging. The device also has an updated 12-megapixel ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage support.
On the connectivity front, the iPad mini has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and optional 5G support. Face ID isn’t available, but Touch ID is integrated into the power button. The new iPad has a landscape stereo speaker setup as well as studio-quality microphones for audio.
When compared to the previous generation of the iPad Mini, Apple claims that the A15 Bionic chip provides a 40% increase in CPU performance and an 80% increase in graphics performance. The Apple Pencil second generation, according to the company, can be used with the all-new iPad mini. Apple hasn’t revealed the new iPad mini’s battery capacity, but it promises all-day battery life. The iPad Mini now has USB-C, which is said to offer data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.
Price and Availability of the iPad 10.2, iPad Mini (2021) in India
The new iPad 10.2 (2021) will be available in two colors: silver and space grey, with orders starting on September 14 and shipping beginning the following week. The 64GB Wi-Fi only version starts at Rs.30,900, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular option starts at Rs.42,900 for the 64GB variant.
In India, the Apple iPad Mini costs Rs. 46,900 for the base model with 64GB of storage and Rs. 60,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. It will be available in pink, starlight, purple, and space grey color variants, and orders will be accepted starting September 14, with shipping beginning the following week. A 256GB version of both new iPads will be available. The new iPad is available in India from apple.com and Apple Authorized Resellers.