Apple has unveiled the 10th Gen iPad 10.9 Models and they are now available to pre-order online in India from Apple Store and will soon be available to purchase from Flipkart / Amazon.in etc. While the 8th gen and 9th gen iPad models came with a 10.2-inch display, the new iPad 10th gen has a slightly bigger 10.9-inch display. There are a few welcome changes as well as some not-so-welcome changes on the new 2022 10th-Gen Apple iPad.
2022 Apple iPad 10.9 (10th Gen) What’s new? Difference between iPad 9th Gen / iPad 8th Gen
- Bigger screen – 10.9 inches Liquid Retina display ( 2360×1640 resolution )
- powered by a faster A14 Bionic chip
- Touch ID fingerprint unlock moved to the Power button
- 12MP Wide camera at the back
- 12MP Landscape Ultra Wide front camera
- USB Type-C connector
- 5G capable ( if you buy the Cellular model )
- Works with Magic Keyboard Folio
- Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax); 2.4GHz and 5GHz ( speeds up to 1.2 Gbps )
- Bluetooth 5.2 technology
You can easily guess the new 10th Gen iPad 10.9 is not actually replacing the older 9th Gen iPad models when you look at their launch prices. The price for the new iPad 10th Gen in India starts at ₹44900 while the 9th Gen was available for as low as ₹24900 during the Oct Great Indian Festival 2022 Sale ( MRP Price: ₹33900 ).
Apple has removed the Touch ID button from the 10th Gen iPad 10.9. Touch ID unlock is still there, but it’s now moved to the power button. Apple is ditching its lightning port and is moving to USB Type-C on these new models. The camera which used to be on the Portrait side is now moved to the Landscape side, and it now has more Pixels to let you make better video calls.
The rear camera is now 12MP and has an F1.8 aperture lens. It now supports 4K video recording @ 24fps, 25fps, 30fps and 60fps. The Landscape Ultra Wide camera on the front is also 12MP. It has an F2.4 aperture lens. There is no 4K recording support available on this camera.
The new iPad 10th Gen 10.9 still only supports the first-gen Apple pencil. There is no Apple M1 or M2 chip available, but it now has a fast A14 Bionic Chip. The 9th gen models came with an A13 Bionic chip. It now works with Magic Keyboard Folio while older models only support Smart Keyboard.
Older iPad 8th and 9th Gen models only supported WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2. The new 10th Gen iPad comes with Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax, 2.4GHz and 5GHz ) and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.
Apple iPad 10.9 (10th Gen) Price in India
Wi-Fi + Cellular
64GB Model Price: ₹59900.00
256GB Model Price: ₹74900.00
64GB Model Price: ₹44900.00
256GB Model Price: ₹59900.00
Apple iPad 10th gen 10.9 models are available in 4 color options – Blue, Pink, Silver, and Yellow. You can pre-order them now. The official release date is October 28 in India.
Apple has also launched the 2022 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (4th Generation) and 2022 Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (6th Generation) models in India. These are powered by Apple M2 chipset and support WiFi 6E connectivity.
Related Info: 2022 Apple iPad Air (5th Generation) which has a faster Apple M1 Chip now sells for ₹52,490 ( Amazon.in Great Indian Festival 2022 Sale Offer Price )