Apple unveils its new budget iPad with an improved camera, True Tone display and the faster A13 Bionic chip
While the rumors regarding the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 delivered a lot of details about the upcoming products of the Cupertino-based company, there was conflicting information on whether Apple will also update its baseline iPad. But at today's California Streaming event, the iPhone maker has indeed revealed an upgraded version of its most affordable tablet computer.
During the live streamed presentation, Apple asserted that the iPad is intended for everyday tasks and students, which is why the company will bring certain technical improvements to its tablet. First of all, the Apple A13 Bionic CPU will deliver a performance boost of around 20% in comparison to the A12 Bionic that was built into the predecessor iPad. A much improved, wide angle font camera will also enable users of the new budget iPad to use the Center Stage feature that is known from the iPad Pro (from US$849 on Amazon).
The 10.2-inch display is also improved and now features the True Tone technology that was previously exclusive to the more expensive iPads. The price of the 2021 iPad remains stable at US$329, but for that price buyers will now get twice the storage since the base line model has been upgraded to 64GB. The iPad is still available in Space Gray and Silver. Preorders start today, and as usual the iPad will be available next week.