Last updated: Jan 25, 2023
iPad 10th Generation
The iPad 10th Generation was launched on October 18, 2022. The iPad 10th generation was launched for USD 449. The 5G cellular connectivity variant has a price of USD 599. The user needs to invest an extra USD 150 to add another 256GB of storage space. Apple has expanded the display from 10.2 inches to 10.9 inches and dropped the home button. The screen has now become edge to edge though there are glimpses of bezels. The power button now comes with a built-in Touch Id. The touch id is seamlessly responsive. Apple has introduced more colors for the iPad 2022. There are options like yellow and gold, pink, blue, and silver.
The A14 bionic chip makes it pretty fast and has the same processor as iPhone 12. The tablet is responsive for playing games like Genshin impact. iPad’s USB-C port offers USD 2.0 data transfer speed. The camera comes with a sharper back camera The 12 MP front camera can make an excellent natural video. The iPad 10th Generation naturally lasts for more than a day. It comes with a 20 W charger which makes charging pretty fast. The iPad can charge to 26 percent in 30 minutes which is a decent advancement.
iPad Pro 6th Generation
The iPad Pro 6th Generation has been released on October 18, 2022. The iPad Pro 6th Generation is powered by a faster chip, comes with an Apple pencil hover feature, and ProRes video capture, and can support high-speed Wi-Fi. The iPad Pro 6th gen supports ProMotion, 5G connectivity for the cellular model, and a dual camera setup. The dual camera support comes with a lidar sensor for augmented reality-driven applications. The 11-inch variant is priced at USD 799 and the 12.9-inch variant is priced at USD 1099. The tablet is powered by the M2 chipset which comes with a hover mode feature accessed by a second-generation Apple pencil.
The M2 chip is claimed to be 35 percent faster graphics performance than its predecessor M1 chip. iPadOS 16 is far more efficient than the earlier versions. New additions like Stage Manager enables adjustment of app windows and grouping. The new model transformed the ability to multi-task on a tablet. It can help to work ahead of MacBook in some cases where the user won’t feel the need for it. It is a good investment for getting a jump from the predecessors where users can access new features presented by Apple.
iPad Air 5th Generation
The iPad Air 5th Generation was released in the market on March 8, 2022. The basic version of the tablet has been priced at USD 599 which has 64 GB of storage. The 256 GB version costs USD 749 which is perfect for people who do creative work on the tablet. The cellular connectivity tablet variant is priced at USD 150 in addition to the basic price. The tablet has great DCI-P3 color support with excellent accuracy. The background lighting is yet another highlight with considerable contrast variants. The device fully supports Apple Pencil 2 which is a game changer. The pencil can magnetically connect to the side of the iPad and it can be charged wirelessly.
The device runs on an M1 tablet and it is sufficient for a fan-less tablet. There are four energy efficient and four energy-efficient cores that run altogether. It can fulfill most of the functions including creative works without lagging. During media play and video playback, the battery drains at a rate of 20 percent per hour. It is an astounding product for creative works at the price of USD 600. It comes with high portability, an excellent screen, and a huge range of applications that support advanced editing, and power to ensure it can fulfill all requirements of the users.
iPad Mini 6th Generation
The iPad Mini 6th generation was released in the market on September 14, 2021. The iPad Mini 6th Generation basic variant has been priced at USD 499. But at a price range lower than USD 500 the tablet comes with a portable and lightweight design. The tablet is run by a fast A15 Bionic processor. The display is bright and sharp. The webcam comes with an excellent webcam which is perfect for video calls and recordings. It has wireless USB-C charging and supports 2nd Generation Apple pencils. It supports center stage which keeps the user in the frame while they are doing a video call.
The performance of the A15 Bionic chip is bang on which comes with six CPU cores, five cores for graphics, and 16 core Neural Engine. The chip is so fast that it can handle a split screen between 12 Safari tabs and full HD video on YouTube. The stereo speakers from the iPad mini pump-up amazing sound considering the small size of the tablet. The tablet supports Apple Pencil 2 which is lacking in models like iPad Air 4 and iPad Pro. The iPad Mini makes the Apple pencil 2 easy to be used and it can be charged by snapping magnetically on the flat edges of the iPad mini-6.
iPad 9th Generation
The iPad 9th Generation has been released on the market on September 14, 2021. The iPad 9th generation is priced at USD 329 which comes with a decent 10.2 inches screen. The tablet is a good value-for-money device and comes with solid onboard performance and an attractive display. The tablet is perfect for casual gadget users who are limited to works like internet browsing, managing calendar, posting on social media, and also games for kids. The color variants of Space Gray or Silver look great on the iPad 9th Generation which comes with slightly round edges. The 10.2-inch display is large enough for basic work. The top bezel has a 12 MP camera and has 8 MP camera on the backside. There is the standard volume rocker on the side of the iPad and the wake button is placed on the top of the device. The Home Button works as a TouchID sensor. The speaker grills are placed on the bottom of the device along with the lightning port.
The iPad 2021 works with Generation 1 Apple Pencil Stylus. It can do drawing and scribbling which will work well on the tablet. The iPad 9th Generation is fast and appeals to users who are not many fans of lean designs. The highlight of the iPad 9th generation is that it is cheap and worthy for users who are looking for an affordable iPad.
iPad Pro 5th Generation
The iPad Pro 5th generation is released on April 20, 2021. The iPad Pro 5th Generation is named the best tablet which money can buy. The iPad Pro 5th Generation is priced at USD 799 for the 11-inch variant and the 12.9-inch variant costs USD 1099. The tablet is known for its phenomenal power, eye-catchy display, and strong battery life. The tablet has been a huge step towards an enhanced Apple tablet experience. It is an outstanding tablet that offers next-generation power, and an excellent display, and can be a game changer for Apple lovers. It has included the new Retina XDR mini–LED Display for an efficient, eye-catchy display with a high level of brightness. The screen is an eye candy when it comes to watching movies. The screen also suits well for daily tasks on the pad.
The Apple M1 Chipset is packed with power and it is the first-time company to have included its own-brand silicon in the iPad. Intensive gaming, power-hungry apps, and multitasking is just the function that the tablet is meant for. It can work with apps like YouTube, Netflix, and email faster than any previous model. It has a high-capacity variant that comes with 2TB and a center-stage camera feature that keeps the user in the frame during video calls. It also supports Thunderbolt 4 in the USB-C slot.
iPad Air 4th Generation
The iPad Air is considered a phenomenally well-made tablet that has improved a lot from the last generation’s version. iPad Air 4th generation has a launching price of USD 599. The extra features included in the system are enhanced design and it is highly justified at the increased price point. The iPad Air was launched on September 15, 2020. The iPad Air 4 with an almost all-screen front and it supports Apple Pencil second generation. The design has been just like an older version with square edged design. There are two powerful speakers which provide high-quality audio while watching video or film and the rare camera has been improved to 12 MP.
The design of the iPad Air 4 is similar to the iPad Pro range. The home button has been removed to provide an all-screen design and it gives the tablet a pro look. The screen has a 2360x1640 resolution with a 60 HZ refresh rate. The 10.9-inch screen has Liquid Retinal Display and it feels like the perfect size for the tablet. It just maintains the right size and looks great with vibrant colors which give the users a premium viewing experience. The A14 chip powers the tablet which is powerful and the benchmark result shows that it has a good performance during demanding tasks. It is one of the best iPads that money can buy.
iPad 8th Generation
iPad 8th generation has been priced at USD 329 with fancier features and improved performance. The iPad 8th generation was launched in the market on September 15, 2020. iPad 8th Generation is run by a faster processor with iPadOS 14.0. It supports both the Apple Pencil and keyboard to provide better input options and functionality. The device comes with a fast charger for charging convenience. The difference between the iPad 8th generation from the predecessors is its A12 processor which has enhanced its performance. The screen is a decent 10.2 inch which has a bright and sharp display. The battery life has improved and it is good enough to provide support for a day. This iPad comes with a chunky border that surrounds the device. The screen-body ratio for the device is 73 percent.
The device works with a 2160x1620 resolution which is sharp and bright. The device has an attractive color balance and is perfect for web browsing, video watching, or word processing-oriented tasks. On an aesthetic side, it comes with a lightning connector which makes it common among Apple users. Overall, the device is perfect for basic tasks which will be fulfilled with good battery backup.
iPad Pro 4th Generation
The iPad Pro 4th Generation has been launched on 18th March 2020. The iPad Pro 11-inch variant has been priced at USD 799 for the 128 GB Wi-fi model. The 256 GB variant is priced at USD 899 and the 1TB variant is priced at USD 1299. The iPad Pro 4th generation is designed after the 2018 iPad model. It has an all-screen front which has little bezels at the edge. The rounded edge provides a curved edge on the screen. The screen and the body feel like one design to give the premium feel. There is a sole port for the USB-C socket which works both as a charging port and a USB connector.
There is a set of volume control in the corner and a sleep/wake-up switch next to the volume control. The iPad Pro comes with face id security which provides decent security for the device. The screen quality and visuals are nailed perfectly and it is brighter than most laptop displays. Overall, the tablet is highly impressive and can intelligently refresh the frame rate. Scrolling through the pages has become smoother with animation. The 120 HZ screen refresh rate has been perfect for unlocking the potential of Apple Pencil 2.
iPad 8th Generation
The iPad 8th Generation has been released on September 18, 2020. The iPad 8th generation strikes an effective balance between power and affordability which has made the tablet value for money for consumers. The launch price of the iPad 8th generation is USD 329 which makes it valuable in the line of tablets. The battery life is great and comes with a faster Apple processor which makes it a good purchase. The iPad 8th generation is the first device that has a sensor for measuring depth. The 8th Generation iPad runs on an A12 Bionic processor which makes it decently fast and good for casual tasks. People looking for a general-purpose tablet can purchase the iPad 8th generation. It can do all works like web browsing, and news reading, and can do gaming and simple editing tasks.
The iPad 8th Generation is given high priority in the tablet. The iPad can last 10 hours on a single charge. After 12 hours of continuous usage, the iPad leaves a 15 percent battery on the device. However, heavy usage of playing high graphics games, Full HD media viewing might provide a lesser battery backup.
iPad Pro 4th Generation
The iPad Pro 4th Generation has been launched on 18 March 2020. The 12.9-inch variant of iPad Pro 4th Generation is priced at USD 1099. It is a wi-fi enabled 256 GB variant. The device is a wonderful device that can be highly recommended. It is extremely powerful with an M series processor. The 256 GB variant provides considerable storage and with Apple Pencil and Magic keyboard, it can make the experience more convincing. The processor speed is insane and despite a generous price tag, the design is of a premium level.
The tablet can seamlessly play 4K video. The users are recommended to buy the Apple Pencil and magic keyboard to make the most use of the tablet and its potential. The new charging connector enables fast charging and it will pick up the charging habit and ensure intelligent charging. The tab has ultimate hardware for working on Lightroom, Photoshop, and other rich Adobe applications. The tablet is good enough to play games and it can work as a laptop with added keyboard.
iPad 7th Generation
The iPad 7th Generation has been launched on the market on September 10, 2019, in the USA market. The iPad 7th Generation has been priced at USD 329 with sacrifices made on the device to maintain affordability. The tablet has excellent natural video output with a detailed view. The speakers are loud and dynamic which makes it a good value-for-money tablet. The screen is half an inch bigger than its predecessor. This standard model of iPad is still great for movies and music playback. The tablet is taller and wider than the earlier model which has increased the weight by 15 g. The iPad looks like any other standard non-pro model of iPad. In simple terms, it is a classic design iPad with good support.
The design comes with a top-edge power button and a 3.5 mm socket for headphones or connecting the tablet with speakers. For anyone looking for basic emailing, word processing, watching movies, and listening to music, the smart keyboard support is a game changer for the iPad 7th Generation. The standard iPad is more affordable when it comes to the current tablet range of the tablet. It had to sacrifice various features to allow a large screen. It is a joy to use a tablet despite lacking features. It can seamlessly play movies, and music with natural efficiency. People looking for an affordable tablet for basic functionalities and affordability can go for this model.