Review Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) – At Apple’s annual launch event held some time ago, not only the iPhone and iPad mini series were given an update. The most popular and least expensive tablet device has also received a spec upgrade, widely referred to as the 9th Gen iPad or iPad (2021).
It’s just that, indeed, not too far or significant compared to the other two products. Especially when paired with the 2021 iPad mini, which hasn’t been updated since 2019.
It’s only natural that it comes with a design like the iPad Pro, the use of the latest chipset, to the superior camera features brought from Apple’s most expensive tablet line.
Apple iPad 10.2 2021 has the lowest storage option at 64GB (plus the highest option at 256GB), making it safer to store data.
Then the screen technology which this time is given the True Tone display feature. Coming since the iPhone X series, its white balance can adjust the ambient lighting, providing a more comfortable and accurate look on the eyes. And of course, the chipset is updated to A13 Bionic, just like the iPhone 11 series with 7nm fabrication.
the most important thing is the front camera sensor, which now adopts a 12MP ultra wide-angle sensor that carries the Center Stage feature. In addition to much better quality, the viewing angle is very wide, and automatically positions the frame according to the number of people captured by the camera.
While the rest is still the same as last year’s generation iPad, aka the 2020 iPad. The physical dimensions are exactly the same, with a thickness of 7.5mm and a weight in the range of 490 grams. The 9th Gen iPad is the last iPad that still has a home button at the bottom of the screen, which doubles as a fingerprint sensor.
the screen specifications are still exactly the same—10.2-inch IPS with a resolution of 1620p, and can be lit with a maximum brightness of 500 nits.
The rear camera has an 8MP resolution with an f/2.4 diaphragm, now supported by gyro-EIS for more stable video recording up to full HD resolution. The port used is also still lightning, aka not USB-C, but at least it still has a 3.5mm audio jack for more common wired earphones.
Both use 7nm fabrication, the battery life of the iPad 9th Gen is still the same, it is claimed to be able to reach 10 hours of active use. Running iPadOS 15, there are many more optimized features such as shortcuts for quick note access, a new Safari view, to an easier way of multitasking.