Surprisingly Apple launched the 2021 iPad 9th Generation, Along with the iPad Mini and iPhone 13 Series. This is the most popular iPad in the market right now. This year iPad 9th gen get some improvement in terms of performance. Now, this iPad 2021 gets an Apple A13 Bionic chip and a new camera system Center Stage from the iPad Pro. Now let’s talk about the iPad 9th Generation.
iPad 9th Gen Price and availibility
The iPad 9th Generation comes with a 64GB and 256GB storage Unit and it is starting from 329$ in the US and in India it start from ₹30900 and it will be available starting from 1 October.
There are two iPad Models with four variants-
- The 64GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 30900 (Wi-Fi Only)
- The 64GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 42900 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
- The 256GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 44900 (W-Fi Only)
- The 256GB iPad 9th Generation 2021 priced at- Rs. 56900 (W-Fi + Cellular Only)
This iPad comes with two colour variants- Silver and Space Grey.
iPad 9th Generation Design
Coming to the design, this iPad remains the same design from the previous-generation iPad. This iPad is 9.8 inches tall and 6.8-inches wide. The thickness of this iPad is 7.5mm. if we talk about the weight, which is important for and Tablet, its weight is 487 grams for Wi-Fi only model and 498 grams for Wi-Fi + Cellular.
Coming to the buttons and connectors, it features a home button that works as a Touch-ID like the previous model. on the bottom it has a Lightning port, with a Stereo speaker system. Where the new iPad Mini has a USB Type-C connector. On the top, it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, power button, and dual Microphone. on the right side, it has volume rockers keys and a sim tray for the cellular model.
iPad 9th Generation Display
This year iPad 9th gen comes with a 10.2-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology at 60Hz and It still remains the same as the previous gen. The display comes with true tone technology and has 500 nits of brightness. This display has Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and supports 1st generation Apple Pencil.
iPad 9th Generation Processor and connectivity
But the upgrade is coming in terms of performance because this year iPad comes with Apple A13 Bionic six-core chipset which is clocked at 2.6GHz. By this chipset, it performs 20% faster in the CPU and GPU department than the previous one. This chipset is based on 7nm architecture and supports Neural Engine.
Apart from this iPad supports 4G (Cellular variants) and Wi-Fi 5 technology. All variants supports Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) – dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), HT80 with MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2 technology. If we talk about 4G bands it supports Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66). Also supports Wi-Fi calling and e-Sim for the Cellular Varients Only.
iPad 9th Generation Camera
This year’s iPad rear camera remains the same. It features an 8-megapixel f/2.4 Sensor which is capable to zoom digitally up to 5X. This camera supports HDR photos and Auto image stabilization and is capable of 1080p video recording at 30fps, with no new upgrades.
But the font camera improves a lot. This time the front camera features a 12MP f/2.4 Ultra-Wide camera with a 122° field of view. It means this camera supports Centre Stage technology. This camera is also capable of 1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps.
iPad 9th Generation Battery and other features
This iPad comes with a Built‐in 32.4‐watt-hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery. Apple claims that this iPad can run up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi or watching videos. Also, the Wi-Fi + Cellular models last up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network. This iPad comes with a USB-C to Lightning Cable and 20W USB-C Power Adapter in the box.
This iPad comes with iPadOS 15 with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the iPad and all accessories. Also, it has Three‐axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, and an Ambient light sensor.
So that’s everything about the new 2021 iPad 9th generation. What is your opinion on this device? Let us know in the comments below. Also don’t forget to check out the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.