Apple unveils completely redesigned iPad in four vibrant colours
California: Apple has introduced the new iPad with an all-screen design featuring a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.
The new iPad is powered by the A14 Bionic chip, which delivers even faster performance with incredible power efficiency for demanding tasks while still providing all-day battery life.
Updated cameras include an Ultra Wide 12MP front camera located along the landscape edge of iPad for an even better video calling experience, and an updated 12MP back camera to capture sharp, vivid photos and 4K video.
A USB-C port supports a wide range of accessories, Wi-Fi 6 brings even faster connections, and cellular models feature superfast 5G so users can stay connected on the go.
Designed specifically for the new iPad, the all-new Magic Keyboard Folio features an incredible typing experience, a click-anywhere trackpad, and a versatile two-piece design.
With iPadOS 16 and support for Apple Pencil (1st generation), iPad offers users more ways to be creative and productive. The new iPad is available to order starting today, with availability in stores beginning Wednesday, October 28.
“We’re so excited to bring the completely redesigned iPad to our most advanced iPad lineup ever,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, powerful A14 Bionic chip, a first-ever landscape front camera, fast wireless connectivity, USB-C, and support for incredible accessories like the new Magic Keyboard Folio, the new iPad delivers more value, more versatility — and is simply more fun.”
New All-Screen Design in Four Vibrant Finishes
The new iPad features an all-screen design in four gorgeous finishes — blue, pink, yellow, and silver.
The stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display extends to the edges, so users have even more screen area for apps, games, and having fun on iPad — all in nearly the same size as the previous generation.
The new Liquid Retina display provides a beautiful visual experience with 2360x1640-pixel resolution, nearly 4 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, and True Tone technology.
Touch ID moves to the top button of iPad, making it seamless to unlock, log in to apps, or use Apple Pay.
A14 Bionic Brings More Performance to iPad
The powerful A14 Bionic chip comes to iPad, delivering a 20 percent increase in CPU and 10 percent improvement in graphics over the previous generation.
This makes the new iPad up to 5x faster than the best-selling Android tablet, and for users looking to upgrade from a device like iPad (7th generation), they will see up to 3x improvement in overall performance with the new iPad.
Advanced machine learning functions are powered by a 16-core Neural Engine in A14 Bionic — offering double the number of cores of A13 — boosting machine learning capabilities by up to 80 percent.
For everyday tasks like working on a school project, editing a high-resolution video, or playing a graphics-intensive game, A14 Bionic brings remarkable performance and efficiency.
Advanced Cameras and Audio
For the first time on any iPad, the front-facing camera is now located along the landscape edge. Whether users are on a FaceTime call or recording a video for social media, they will always be looking right toward the camera.
The landscape Ultra Wide front camera with a 12MP sensor and 122-degree field of view supports Center Stage, which automatically pans and zooms to keep users in view as they move around.
The upgraded 12MP Wide back camera on iPad delivers high-resolution photos and detailed 4K video with support for 240-fps slo-mo.
Dual microphones are designed to work in unison with the cameras, capturing audio from the camera being used and minimising distracting background noise. New landscape stereo speakers, combined with the larger display on iPad, offer a great video-viewing experience.
Pricing and Availability
The new iPad is available to order starting today, October 18, at apple.com/in/store and in the Apple Store app in 28 countries and regions, including the US, with availability in stores beginning Wednesday, October 28.
Wi-Fi models of the new iPad are available with a starting price of INR44,900, and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at INR59,900. The new iPad, in 64GB and 256GB configurations, comes in blue, pink, yellow, and silver.
Apple Pencil (1st generation) is compatible with the new iPad. A new USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is required for pairing and charging and is included in the box with a new version of Apple Pencil (1st generation) for INR9,500.
For existing owners of Apple Pencil (1st generation), the USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter is sold separately for INR900.
The new Magic Keyboard Folio designed for the new iPad is available for INR24,900 and comes in white.
The new Smart Folio designed for the new iPad is available for INR8,500 in white, sky, watermelon, and lemonade.
iPad (9th generation) will remain in the iPad lineup. Wi-Fi models of iPad (9th generation) are available with a starting price of INR33,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at INR46,900, in silver and space grey finishes.
Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and home-school teachers of all grade levels. Wi-Fi models of the new iPad are available with a starting price of INR41,900, the new Magic Keyboard Folio is available for INR22,899, and Apple Pencil (1st generation) is available for INR8,429.