Apple releases the 10th-gen iPad and a slightly different iPad Pro with an M2 chipset


What, are you expecting something significant here?

The 10th-generation iPad comes with a larger bezel-less screen and four colours. That’s all to it. Byeeee

Apple has quietly released its newest iteration iPads, the first is the 10th-generation iPad that, in Apple’s standards, is entry-level. The second is a slightly modified iPad Pro with a better M2 chip.

iPad 10th Generation

The 10th generation iPad now comes in four colours in lieu of the classic iPhone 5C. The tablet here is noticeably rounder in shape and now has slimmer bezels similar to the iPad Mini. With that being said, TouchID is now absent. The tablet can be viewed as a variant of the iPad Air, just with an A14 Bionic processor.

The display here is a 10.9in. 2360x1640px Liquid Retina (IPS LCD) screen with 500nits peak brightness. There are two versions of the tablet. One with 5G and Wi-Fi, and the other that’s Wi-Fi only. It comes with a physical SIM Card tray in all versions, unlike the iPhone 14 Pro models but there’s also the option to use eSIMs.. There are two storage options: 64GB and 256GB and in order to get more, you can purchase additional cloud storage from Apple.

The tablet ditches the Lightning port in favour of USB-C which was seen first on the M1 iPad Pro. It comes in four colours: White, Blue, Pink, and Yellow. There is also an optional magnetic keyboard so that you could transform it into an even smaller MacBook.

The iPad also supports a first-gen Apple Pencil which still uses a Lightning Port. Luckily, the box comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable and you have to be thankful that Apple is still generous enough for it. The adapter is missing though and you can purchase it like an unnecessary EA-styled DLC.

There are two cameras. One at the back, and another at the front. The front camera uses a 12MP f/2.4, 122┬░ wide-angle sensor that could fit more people in a frame that’s very useful for conference calls. In addition, this camera is capable of shooting 1080p@60fps which is very rare even against flagship Android tablets. The camera here is oriented in landscape mode just like most modern tablets now. At the back is another 12MP camera capable of shooting 4K video.

It also comes with a 28.6Whr battery that could last up to 10 hours with continuous use of web surfing.

As mentioned earlier, the iPad comes with a magnetic strip at the bottom to stick a detachable keyboard in. Apple calls it the “Magic Keyboard Folio”. This keyboard also comes with a trackpad and kickstand so it’s actually one set.

The iPad is priced at Php 29,990 for the 64GB (Wi-Fi only) model, meanwhile the 256GB (Wi-Fi only) is priced at Php 39,990. Those with LTE starts at Php 39,990 for the 64GB edition and Php 49,990 for the 256GB one. Apple did not disclose the amount of RAM it uses.

SPECS:

  • 10.9in. 2K (2360x1640px) Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500nits
  • Apple A14 Bionic (4nm)
  • CAMERAS:
    • 12MP, f/1.8, AF
    • FRONT: 12MP, f/2.4, 122┬░ FOV
    • 4K Video (rear), Smart HDR3 (front)
  • iPadOS 16.1
  • 28.6WHr, USB-C
  • Optional 5G services (with Optional eSIM), WI-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, AirDrop, Apple Pencil (1st gen) support
  • Magnetic Strip, Magic Keyboard Folio and Kickstand (sold separately)
  • White, Pink, Blue, Yellow
  • PRICE:
    • 64GB (Wi-Fi): Php 29,990
    • 256GB (Wi-Fi): Php 39,990
    • 64GB (5G): Php 39,990
    • 256GB (5G): Php 49,990
    • Apple Pencil: Php 6,590
    • Magic Keyboard Folio with Kickstand: Php 16,490

As for our colleagues in the Philippines’ most trusted Apple Stores, there is no word yet coming to us for the release, so stay tuned and you might win yourself actually useful freebies!