At the fall presentation of 2021, Apple presented, in addition to the new iPhone 13, an updated model of the company’s most affordable tablet – iPad 9 (2021). The main updates were expectedly the processor and camera.
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9th Gen iPad Design & Colors (2021)
The appearance of the tablet has not changed at all – the case with dimensions of 250.6 × 174.1 × 7.5 mm is identical to the budget model of 2020, if you do not take into account the difference in a few grams of device weight.
Two color options are available – Silver and Space Gray.
The location of the interface connectors and controls is also preserved: the Home button with a fingerprint scanner below the display, Lightning and Smart Connectors, power and volume buttons remained in their places.
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IPad 9 (2021) display
The only update of the tablet’s screen was the appearance of True Tone technology, otherwise it is the same Retina display with a diagonal of 10.2 inches with a matrix with a resolution of 2160 × 1620 pixels (264 ppi).
It is worth noting that the new iPad mini 2021 is already equipped with screens such as Liquid Retina with a noticeably higher picture quality (326 ppi).
iPad 9 supports Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard.
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Processor iPad 9 (2021)
Apple is consistently increasing the performance of its devices. With the release of the new A15 Bionic chip for flagship devices, the budget tablet received an A13 processor, which is noticeably more powerful than the A12 in last year’s model. The same goes for the GPU and the Neural Engine.
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Drive iPad 9 (2021)
The storage capacity of the available specifications of the 9th Gen iPad has doubled to 64GB and 256GB, up from 32GB and 128GB of its predecessor.
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Cameras iPad 9 (2021)
As for the main camera, it still has very modest performance by the standards of 2021. Matrix with a resolution of 8 megapixels and a five-element lens, capable of shooting video in HD-resolution (1080p) and taking photos in HDR mode.
The front camera, which had a noticeably outdated 1.2MP sensor in the previous 2020 model, has been updated and is now similar to the iPad mini 6 with a 12MP resolution.
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Battery iPad 9 (2021)
The tablet is equipped with a battery, standard for 10.2-inch Apple devices, with a capacity of 32.4 Wh and can work 9-10 hours when watching videos or surfing the Internet.
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IPad 9 Package Contents (2021)
Unlike the 2021 iPad mini, the 9th Gen iPad still has a Lightning connector for charging and syncing data, but comes with a USB-C adapter cable and a matching 20W adapter.
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Specifications iPad 9 (2021)
Price iPad 9 (2021) in Russia
- iPad 2021, 64 GB, Wi-Fi version – 30,990 rubles
- iPad 2021, 256 GB, Wi-Fi version – 44,990 rubles
- iPad 2021, 64 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE – 42,990 rubles
- iPad 2021, 256 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE – 56,990 rubles