Can you believe that it has already been more than a decade since the first Apple iPad was released? Apple and Steve Jobs introduced the original iPad to the world back in January 2010, and it has been setting the standard for tablets.
Apple recently released the 10th Gen iPad at the end of October, and so far, people seem to be loving it. The 10th Gen iPad comes with a lot of features that people have been clamored for, and it shows that there is still room in the marketplace for the original iPad to thrive among all the other tablets.
If you're thinking about picking up a 10th Gen iPad either for yourself or as a gift for someone else, you should get to know it better first. Here is a complete review of the 10th Gen iPad that includes many of the iPad specs that you'll enjoy when you buy one.
The first thing that you're going to notice when you start shopping around for a 10th Gen iPad is that there are four finishes for it to choose from. You'll be able to pick out the finish that you like best for yourself or for someone else.
The finishes available for the 10th Gen iPad include:
Silver is probably still the most popular finish of the bunch. But it's nice to see that Apple continues to expand its finish options with each iPhone and iPad release.
Much like past iPads, the 10th Gen iPad is going to give you a couple of good options when you're trying to decide how much storage space you want it to have.
For those who don't plan on putting too much stuff on their new iPad, you can go with a standard 64GB of storage space. But if you would like to bump it up to 256GB of storage space, that that's also an option.
You should be able to get away with the smaller amount of storage space by taking advantage of Apple iCloud and all it has to offer. But if you know you're going to be using the new iPad for work purposes, it never hurts to have a little extra storage space handy.
Over the last decade-plus, Apple has released a slew of iPads that have come in all kinds of sizes. From supersized iPads with 12.9-inch screens to iPad Minis that look almost like slightly larger iPhones, there hasn't been a shortage of options.
For the 10th Gen iPad, Apple kept the screen size of its iPad somewhere in the middle. The screen on this new iPad is 9.79 inches by 7.07 inches, which means that it falls somewhere in the middle of the pack. It has a big enough screen to be able to see what's going on it with ease without being too overbearing.
The 10th Gen iPad is also very light as it weighs in at just over a pound out of the box. That should make it easy to carry it without you having to worry about dropping it, but you should still consider sticking it into one of these iPad cases to be on the safe side.
The display for the 10th Gen iPad is really where this iPad steals the show. Apple has continued to push the envelope when it comes to the displays on their iPads, and the latest iPad is no different.
The Liquid Retina display on the 10th Gen iPad offers:
- An LED backlit Multi‑Touch display equipped with IPS technology
- A True Tone display
- 2360-by-1640-pixel resolution complete with 264 pixels per inch
- 500 nits brightness
The screen on the 10th Gen iPad also has an oleophobic coating on it that makes it fingerprint-resistant, and in addition, it's prepared to pair up with an Apple Pencil nicely.
You're going to be blown away by what the screen on the 10th Gen iPad looks like from the second you turn it on. You'll want to do everything in your power to protect it with a screen protector.
From the second that you start poking around on a 10th Gen iPad, you'll be impressed with just how fast it is. You'll appreciate the lightning-quick processing speeds that are all due in large part to the A14 Bionic chip that's tucked away inside it.
If you're using a slow iPad at the moment, you might be able to fix it by taking a few simple steps. But even still, it isn't going to deliver the speedy results that you'll get from the 10th Gen iPad.
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When the original iPad was released, the idea of using its camera to take good photos was laughable. Although the earliest iPads did come equipped with cameras, they weren't always great options for those who valued high-quality photos.
The 10th Gen iPad shows just how far the iPad has come in terms of its camera, or should we say cameras. It has both front- and rear-facing cameras that you can use to do everything from taking great photos to capturing crystal-clear videos.
The rear-facing camera on the 10th Gen iPad is a 12MP Wide camera that can provide you with:
- Up to 5x digital zoom
- Panorama shots up to 63MP
- Auto image stabilization
- Burst mode
- And more
The front-facing camera on the 10th Gen iPad, meanwhile, is a Landscape 12MP Ultra Wide camera that can provide you with:
- 1080p HD video recording
- Time‑lapse video with image stabilization
- Cinematic video stabilization
- Lens correction
- And more
You'll be more than happy to pull out the 10th Gen iPad over your iPhone or another smartphone when it's time to take a photo or video. It's going to give you way better results than you could have ever expected.
Speakers and Microphones
The speakers that come with the 10th Gen iPad aren't necessarily going to knock your socks off. They're standard landscape stereo speakers that will do just a good enough job to keep you happy when you're watching a movie on your iPad or checking out a YouTube video.
The microphones, on the other hand, should check all the right boxes for those who are planning to use the new iPad for work. There are actually dual microphones in the 10th Gen iPad that make them ideal for FaceTime calls, videoconferencing, and audio recording.
You might not necessarily see them when you're messing around with the 10th Gen iPad. But the latest iPad has a handful of sensors worked into the mix that will help you take total control of it regardless of what you're planning on using it for.
There is a Touch ID sensor for starters. There is also an accelerometer, a barometer, and even an ambient light sensor. They'll all help to make the 10th Gen iPad even more useful than it would already be.
You will, however, need to be extra careful about not dropping an iPad because of these sensors. You will also want to put the newest iPad into a case to stop any damage from being done to its sensors.
Just like the Apple iPad itself, the Siri virtual assistant has been around for well over a decade now. Siri has been doing everything from letting people know what the weather is going to be like to dishing out random facts about everything under the sun for years.
So it should come as no surprise to see that Siri is once again included in the 10th Gen iPad. And Siri can still do it all for you, including:
- Sending voice messages
- Setting reminders
- Helping you find songs
- Giving you suggestions proactively
Every subsequent iPad has made Siri a little easier to use, and this trend continues with the 10th Gen iPad. You'll find yourself turning to Siri early and often when you see just how responsive she will be.
When iPads first came out, one of the biggest complaints people had was about their batteries. They didn't love the fact that iPads would burn through battery life so fast.
Over the years, Apple has worked hard to improve the batteries found in iPads, and it has once again hit the mark with the 10th Gen iPad.
Every 10th Gen iPad comes with a 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery built right into it. Apple claims that this battery can provide you with up to 10 hours of life while poking around online or watching internet videos while you're on a WiFi network.
The 10th Gen iPad also comes with the new USB-C port that Apple has started to use with many of its products. It'll put you in a position to charge your iPad fast when your battery life starts slumping.
Additionally, the 10th Gen iPad has a DisplayPort that you can use to display things from your tablet onto a bigger screen. This should be a huge hit among those who plan to utilize this iPad while at work.
When Apple released its 9th Gen iPad, it sold for just $329. That made it an extremely attractive option for those who were in the market for tablets since it wasn't that much more expensive than most other tablets.
However, when Apple released the 10th Gen iPad, it significantly increased the price. You're now going to have to pay $449 for an entry-level 10th Gen iPad, and the price tag on iPads will only go up from there.
This has caused some confusion about who the 10th Gen iPad is actually for. Because of its price, many casual tablet users might balk at the idea of buying one.
But you should know that this particular iPad is going to have all the bells and whistles that people have been clamoring for when it comes to the iPad. It should make it a great choice for those who can appreciate all the features found in it.
The latest iPad is also expected to be popular among people who are going to be using it for work or school. In some cases, people are going to be able to use a 10th Gen iPad over a laptop.
This still might make it difficult for some people to wrap their heads around the idea of paying almost $500 for an iPad once tax is taken into account. But there will be plenty of people lining up for this iPad in the coming months after seeing what it's capable of doing.
From the incredible screen on the iPad to the long-lasting battery life and even the finishes, the 10th Gen iPad is what people have been wanting from Apple's lineup of tablets.
Consider Buying a New 10th Gen iPad From Apple
After hearing about all the latest iPad specs for the 10th Gen iPad, are you ready to get your hands on one? You should check out the different 10th Gen iPads that are available and invest in the one you like most.
You should also shop around for the right tablet case for your 10th Gen iPad. You'll be able to protect every aspect of it from the second you start using it when you have the right tablet case on it.