Here’s how the new iPad (2022) compares to its predecessor

Here’s how the new iPad (2022) compares to its predecessor

Apple last week revealed its redesigned entry-level 10.9-inch iPad that features a USB-C port along with a squarer design, giving it a similar look to its Pro and Air counterparts.

The new iPad starts at a slightly higher cost than its predecessor, though it includes upgrades that make every penny spent on it worthwhile in some ways.

Take a look at some of the updates below and decide if the new iPad suits your needs or if the older model is a better option for you.

10.2-inch IPS Retina LCD display, 2160 x 1620 pixel resolution

10.9-inch IPS Liquid Retina display, 1640 x 2360 pixel resolution

1.2 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture)

12 megapixels (f/1.8 wide)

7 megapixels (f/2.2 aperture)

12 megapixels (f/2.4, ultra wide angle)

Wi-Fi up to 802.11.ac, LTE (23 bands), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE

Touch ID, 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer

Fingerprint (top mounted), accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer

Colors: Silver, Blue, Pink, Yellow

10.2-inch IPS Retina LCD display, 2160 x 1620 pixel resolution

10.9-inch IPS Liquid Retina display, 1640 x 2360 pixel resolution

1.2 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture)

12 megapixels (f/1.8 wide)

7 megapixels (f/2.2 aperture)

12 megapixels (f/2.4, ultra wide angle)

Wi-Fi up to 802.11.ac, LTE (23 bands), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE

Touch ID, 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer

Fingerprint (top mounted), accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer

Colors: Silver, Blue, Pink, Yellow

display and design

The new 10th generation iPad features a significantly larger screen than its predecessor. While last year’s model featured a 10.2-inch IPS Retina LCD display, its successor now features a 10.9-inch IPS Liquid Retina display with a higher resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels. Both displays feature the same 500-nit peak brightness and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

The tablet features smaller bezels, similar to those found on the iPad Air. This allows the new iPad to have a larger screen, while taking up less space overall. In terms of dimensions, the 2021 iPad measures 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5mm, while its smaller successor measures 248.6 x 179.5 x 7mm.

The 2022 iPad is also slightly lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at 477g, compared to 490g for the 2021 iPad.

The new tablet features Touch ID built into the power button, so the old center-aligned physical home button has been omitted. Similarly, the center-aligned selfie camera now sits in the center of the tablet when held in landscape orientation, compared to its predecessor, which had the selfie camera positioned in the middle when held in portrait orientation.

Another welcome change with the 2022 iPad is the addition of a USB-C port, above the lighting port, as seen on older iPads.

The new iPad has a more modern look overall, which I think will save the line going forward, considering the chunky, bold aesthetic of its predecessor was starting to feel stale and old over time.

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The iPad released in 2022 is powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chipset (introduced with the iPhone 12 series), an expected upgrade over the last-generation iPad A13 Bionic chipset (introduced with the iPhone 11 series). The new chip is expected to deliver better performance when it comes to editing and gaming on the iPad, while also making normal daily use feel smoother and last longer.

The new iPad also received an upgrade with RAM. The 2022 iPad features 4GB of RAM, compared to 3GB of RAM in its predecessor. iPads released in 2021 and 2022 are available in 64GB and 256GB storage variants in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+Cellular models.

Also, we don’t know the exact battery size of the new iPad, however we do know that its predecessor features an 8557 mAh cell, so we would expect the new iPad to have the same or larger battery. Additionally, the inclusion of a more energy-efficient A16 Bionic chip should result in better day-to-day battery life. According to Apple, both iPads have “up to 10 hours of browsing the Internet on Wi-Fi or watching videos” and “up to 9 hours of browsing the Internet on the cellular data network.”

Both generations of the iPad feature TouchID, a 3-axis gyroscope, an accelerometer, ambient light sensors, and a barometer.

cameras

Apple’s new 2022 iPad received significant updates when it comes to photography and videography. The iPad features a 12-megapixel f/1.8 sensor, compared to its predecessor’s 8-megapixel f/2.4 aperture sensor. Both devices feature up to 5x digital zoom, while only the new iPad features Smart HDR 3 for photos.

When it comes to video recording, the new iPad can record 4K video at 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, or 60fps, while the iPad released in 2021 was limited to 1080p HD video recording at 25fps or 30fps. fps Additionally, the 2022 iPad has slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120fps or 240fps, while its predecessor was limited to slow-motion video support for 720p at 120fps.

The front camera remains almost identical. Both iPads feature a 12-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.4 aperture, 2x zoom, center stage support, and Retina Flash. However, the iPad 2022 features Smart HDR 3 for photos, while its predecessor was limited to HDR photos.

Also, as mentioned above, the front-facing camera on the 2022 iPad is now in the middle of the bezel when your iPad is in landscape orientation, making it a better device for video calls, especially when used with a kickstand case.

Colors and Prices

While the previous iPad released in 2021 was only available in ‘Space Grey’ and ‘Silver’ color combinations, the new iPad 2022 is available in a wider range of more vibrant and fun color options, namely Blue, pink, silver and yellow.

The 2021 iPad starts at $449 for the 64GB Wi-Fi option and tops out at $829 for the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The newer 2022 model, on the other hand, starts at $599 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and tops out at $999 for the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular variant.

Which one to buy?

If you already own the iPad released in 2021, upgrading to the 2022 model might not necessarily be the smartest move. Although the new model features a sleeker, more modern design, along with minor chip and camera upgrades, it doesn’t do anything its predecessor can’t.

On the other hand, if you own an iPad released before 2021, or haven’t gotten into the iPad game yet, buying the latest device can never hurt you. The updates it offers to pre-2021 devices are significant and can appeal to both casual users and productive users.

The new 10th generation iPad is available to order now and launches on October 26.

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