After a brief introduction and a feature on Apple TV+ shows, Apple announced a new model of its base iPad at its big event, which comes with a bunch of features that were exclusive to the iPad Pro before. Apple made all of the key improvements, including a huge bump to the selfie camera for the Center Stage feature.
Apple’s New iPad Is Here
Apple announced the new base model of its iPad, which is the most popular version of its tablet.
As you’d expect from a new iPad, it comes with all the performance improvements. It features 20% better performance in both the GPU and CPU. That comes thanks to the A13 chip.
There’s a 10.2-inch Retina display, which is both large enough and high enough resolution to perform a wide range of functions. You’ll also get the True Tone display with the new iPad. This feature changes the screen’s color temperature based on the room, which is another premium feature making its way to the cheaper model.
The new iPad features double the storage of the original for the same price. Who doesn’t want to store more on their tablet?
One of the most exciting features offered by the new iPad is Center Stage. This feature uses the selfie camera to follow the person in the shot as they move around, which is great for video chats. It was exclusive to iPad Pro before, so it is fantastic to get it on the far more affordable model.
There’s also support for Apple Pencil, which will open up all different ways to use the tablet.
Of course, Apple is shipping its new tablet with iPadOS 15 and all the new features that come with it.
Apple announced that the new iPad comes with a 100% recycled aluminum enclosure, a big step forward for the environment.
New iPad Price and Availability
Apple announced that you can order the new iPad right now and that it’ll ship next week. It starts at only $329, which is a very reasonable price point that should allow more people to get into the iPad ecosystem without breaking the bank too much.