Apple has refreshed its lineup of budget iPad. The 9th generation of iPad brings decent improvement in performance, among other notable changes. Here, we will be looking at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of iPad 10.2 (2021) in Nepal.
iPad 10.2 2021 Overview:
Design and Display
Like its predecessor, the new iPad comes with a 10.2-inch Retina display. But this time around, it is accompanied by a new light sensor. With this, it supports True Tone technology that tweaks the color of the panel based on the ambient light.
It even supports stylus input from Apple Pencil (1st gen). However, users will have to buy it separately. Anyway, Apple says the body of the new iPad has been made using 100% recycled aluminum.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, iPad 10.2 (9th Generation) packs the A13 Bionic chip that boasts a 20% performance boost over the previous generation (A12 Bionic). The chip features a Neural Engine that powers multiple machine learning-based features such as Live Text and Center Stage.
As for memory, iPad 10.2 2021 is available in either 64GB or 256GB configuration. Thankfully, there is no 32GB variant this time around.
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At the back, there is a single 8MP wide camera with an f/2.4 aperture. With this, you can record 1080p videos at up to 30fps.
Similarly, there is a 12MP ultra-wide camera at the front that is capable of recording 1080p videos at 60fps. It now supports the aforementioned Center Stage feature that adjusts the frame based on the subject’s movement in video calling apps like FaceTime and Zoom.
Rest of the specs
Fueling the new iPad is a 32.4 Watt-hour lithium-polymer battery. According to Apple, it can last up to 10 hours of video streaming on Wi-Fi. Touch ID is integrated into the home button that you can use to unlock the device and even make online payments.
As for connectivity, it has dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. There is also a cellular variant up for grabs.
iPad 10.2 (2021) Specifications:
- Body: 9.8H x 6.8W x 0.29D-inches, 487gm (WiFi), 498gm (+ Cellular)
- Display: 10.2-inches LED-backlit IPS Retina, 500 nits, Fingerprint resistant
- Resolution: 2160 x 1620 pixels; 264 PPI; 4:3 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic
- Storage: 64/256 GB
- OS: iPadOS 15
- Rear Camera: 8MP, f/1.8
- Front Camera: 12MP, f/2.4, 122º FOV, Center Stage
- Audio: Stereo speakers
- Sensors: Touch ID, 3-axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Ambient light sensor
- Battery: 32.4Wh non-removable, 20W power adapter in the box
iPad 10.2 (2021) Price in Nepal and Availability
You can now pre-order the latest iPad 10.2 (2021) in the US at a starting price of USD 329 and USD 459 for the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models, respectively. We expect the price of the iPad 10.2 2021 in Nepal to start at around NPR 55,000 (64GB, Wi-Fi) when it launches here shortly.
|iPad 10.2 (2021)||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Wi-Fi||64GB||USD 329||NPR 55,000|
|256GB||USD 479||NPR 80,000|
|Wi-Fi + Cellular||64GB||USD 459||NPR 75,000|
|256GB||USD 609||NPR 95,000|
- Meanwhile, watch our comparison between Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and iPad 10.2 (2019).