Apple’s iPad and iPad Pro get a massive update just in time for Diwali shopping
Apple has just made Diwali a bit more colourful with the launch of the redesigned iPad. The 10th gen iPad not only gets an updated look, but also better features, and four new colour options. Additionally, the iPad Pro also gets a massive productivity boost with the latest M2 chipset under the hood.
Apple 10th gen iPad features, prices
The first thing you notice is that the iPad now features a new design, which is more in line with Apple’s recent launches. There entry-level iPad no longer has the home button, and in its place is all-screen look. The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display gets 2360 x 1640 pixels resolution, 500 nits of brightness, and Apple’s True Tone technology.
With the home button gone, Touch ID has been moved to the power button on the top. Under the hood is an A14 Bionic chipset, which promises 20% better CPU and 10% better GPU performance when compared to the previous-gen iPad.
For those who don’t mind shooting photos or videos from your iPad, there’s a 12MP lens at the back with 4K video support, and a 12MP selfie camera up front. Connectivity options include 5G support, and Type-C port at the bottom.
The 10th gen iPad is priced at Rs 44,900 for the Wi-Fi model, and Rs 59,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. The new iPad is available in four new colour choices – blue, pink, yellow, and silver.
Apple iPad Pro features, prices
The iPad 10 Pro has been Apple’s go-to productivity machine, and it has just gotten better with a M2 chipset under the hood. This promises 15% better CPU and 35% better GPU performance when compared with the M1 chipset.
The overall design and feature set remains the same with options for an 11-inch model and a 12.9-inch model. But a new feature being introduced is what Apple calls ‘Pencil Hover Experience’. As the name suggests, it can detect the Apple Pencil from 12mm above the display, which adds a new dimension to how the stylus can be used. The iPad Pro’s connectivity capabilities too have been upgraded with support for 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3.
As for the pricing, the latest-gen iPad Pro costs the same as the previous model. So the 11-inch iPad Pro is available from Rs 81,900 onwards, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available from Rs 96,900 onwards.
Pre-booking for the new iPad 10 and the iPad 10 Pro have kicked off on Croma.
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