Apple has just unveiled the latest iteration of its entry-level iPad. The 10th gen iPad brings a lot of changes, including the design, chip upgrade, and transition from lightning to USB-C port. So, let’s walk through the features, specifications, expected price, and availability of the 10th gen Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) in Nepal.
Apple iPad 10.9 (10th Gen) Overview:
Design and Display
Like the iPad mini last year, the entry-level iPad has gone through a design overhaul. Apple has done away with the home button for an all-screen look.
As a result, you now get a bigger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display instead of the 10.2-inch Retina panel on its predecessor. Apple has increased the screen resolution to 2360 x 1640 pixels, but the pixel density remains the same at 264 PPI. Other screen specs have remained the same, including the True Tone technology, 500 nits of brightness, Apple Pencil (1st Gen) compatibility, and oleophobic coating.
The touch ID has been moved to the power button on the top. It lets you unlock the tablet, log into apps and use contactless payment. Moreover, Apple is offering the 2022’s iPad 10.9 in four colors: Blue, Pink, Yellow, and Silver.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, the standard iPad (2022) gets a power bump in the form of the Apple Bionic A14. This makes the new iPad 10th Gen perform 20% faster in CPU and 10% faster in GPU tasks compared to the last year’s iPad (9th Gen) with the A13 chip. Likewise, machine learning gets a boost of up to 80% because of the new neural engine.
The 2022 iteration of the iPad (10th Gen) is available in 64GB and 256GB memory variants. You can further choose between Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 5G variants.
Camera and Audio
The new 10th Gen iPad 10.9 (2022) now has its camera on the land, which is a first for any iPad. It uses a 12MP ultrawide sensor with a 122° field of view. Then there is the Center Stage that automatically finds the subject and keeps it in frame with automatic pans and zooms. There is a new 12MP camera sensor on the back with support for 4K videos and 240-fps slo-mo.
Like the front camera, the stereo speakers are also in landscape orientation. You also get dual microphones to get through video calls and online meetings.
Rest of the specs
With the 2022 model of the iPad 10.9 (2022), Apple has completed the lineup’s transition from lightning to Type-C port. The standard iPad now has faster Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and an option for 5G. As for accessories, there is a new Magic Keyboard Folio for this year’s iPad. New to this case is a trackpad with multi-touch gestures and a click-anywhere experience.
Apple iPad 2022 (10th Gen) Specifications:
- Body: 9.79H x 7.07W x 0.28D-inches, 477gm (WiFi), 481gm (Cellular)
- Display: 10.9-inches LED-backlit IPS Liquid Retina, 500 nits, Fingerprint resistant
- Resolution: 2360 x 1640 pixels, 264 PPI
- Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 64/256GB storage
- Software: iPadOS 16
- Rear Camera: 12MP, f/1.8 sensor
- Front Camera: 12MP Ultra Wide, f/2.4, 122º FOV, Center Stage
- Audio: Stereo speakers (landscape)
- Accessory: Apple Pencil (1st gen), Magic Keyboard Folio
- Sensors: Touch ID, 3-axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
- Battery: 28.6Wh non-removable, 20W power adapter
- Power Connector: USB-C
- Color Options: Silver, Blue, Pink, Yellow
Apple iPad 2022 (10th Gen) Price in Nepal and Availability
The new iPad is available for pre-order in the US with shipping starting from October 26. The price starts at USD 449 for Wi-Fi-only and USD 599 for the Wi-Fi + 5G variant. We expect the price of the new Apple iPad 2022 (10th Gen) to start from NPR 74,999 when it launches in Nepal.
|iPad 10.9 2022 (10th Gen)||Price in the US (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|64GB, Wi-Fi-only||USD 449||NPR 74,999|
|64GB, Wi-Fi + 5G||USD 599||NPR 104,999|
|256GB, Wi-Fi||USD 599||NPR 104,999|
|256GB, Wi-Fi + 5G||USD 749||NPR 130,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the iPad 2021 (9th gen).