The 10th generation iPad takes the design of the iPad Air 2020 and its successor. It is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic processor, which is equipped with 4 GB of RAM. You have a choice of 64 or 256GB of internal storage, plus optional mobile connectivity. In addition, it can now use Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
While this may sound like a mild upgrade, the new design not only increases the price by 150 euros (~$156), but also makes the battery smaller. Those who thought this would offer some of the extra features of the iPad Air will be disappointed. The IPS panel is not fully laminated and has no anti-reflective coating. It continues to support the Apple Pencil 1. Although it is cheaper than its successor, it still has a Lightning connection and forces you to buy an additional adapter for USB-C to connect the pen to the tablet. everything. The USB connection also only supports data transfer according to the 2.0 standard and does not offer local image output – unless you buy another optional adapter. The price of the iPad 10 cover and keyboard has also increased significantly.
Apple can’t make its tablet even smaller than its predecessor. A faster SoC isn’t enough to upgrade the iPad 9, and the design alone doesn’t justify the price increase. So it’s no surprise that Apple is offering the former in its store. On the other hand, those who decide to buy the iPad 10 will not make any mistakes, because they will get a tablet that is technically very good.
The iPad 10 can be purchased directly from Apple in all storage and color variations, but is cheaper from Amazon.
As a child, I was fascinated by the Commodore 16 and this sparked my enthusiasm for computers. Using the first modem, I surfed the BTX videotext system and later the World Wide Web. I have always been interested in the latest technology, especially mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. I’ve been a member of the Notebookcheck team since 2013 and have also occasionally written for Notebookinfo.de, and I’m looking forward to trying out new innovations for our readers. In my spare time I enjoy photography and barbecuing and spending time with my family.
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I have been following the computing scene for years and especially enjoy learning about new technological advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I have recently been working as a translator, and Notebookcheck has allowed me to combine my interest in new devices and translations. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.