Old iPad 9th Gen is still THE iPad for everyone, not iPad 10

    Apple continues to sell the old iPad 9th Gen alongside the new iPad 10th Gen, and you should still buy it.
    By: AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on: Oct 19 2022, 11:51 IST
    Apple iPad
    The Apple iPad 9th Gen is still the better deal for iPad shoppers on a budget.  (Apple)
    Apple iPad
    The Apple iPad 9th Gen is still the better deal for iPad shoppers on a budget.  (Apple)

    Apple quietly announced the new iPad 10th Gen in front of the world and it seems like a big upgrade for users of the base iPad users. Except that it isn't. The base iPad has always been about an affordable iPad experience and the new one doesn't fit the bill here. Starting at Rs. 44,900, the iPad 10th Gen goes into the premium category and is closer to the M1 powered iPad Air 5th Gen. Those wanting a simple iPad that is just an iPad will be instead preferring the iPad 9th Gen.

    Even though the new iPad 10th Gen is sitting under the spotlight, Apple continues to sell the older 9th Gen iPad. Listed deep inside the website menus, or in the comparison section of the “Which iPad is right for you?”, the 9th Gen iPad is the best deal anyone can get on any iPad right now. Or, go over to Flipkart and look for the 9th Gen iPad; you will get much better deals here.

    iPad 9th Gen: Why this is the best iPad for everyone?

    - First and the obvious reason is the pricing. The iPad 9th Gen is the most affordable iPad you can buy right now. Starting at Rs. 28,399 for the base 64GB variant on Flipkart, this is the most affordable iPad that runs on the latest version of iPadOS and is compatible with a wide array of accessories. The new 10th Gen iPad starts at Rs. 44,900.

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    - With its A13 Bionic chip, the 9th Gen iPad has all the power you need for a basic tablet experience. It can run all apps with ease and even do great multitasking. It can run all the latest games in good graphics, and even do basic photo as well as video editing with ease.

    - The Wi-Fi variant of the iPad is what most people opt for and this one makes for great value – it works just as fine as the new one with most Wi-Fi networks. For basic browsing, it is more than just fast enough. The iPad 9th Gen also supports 4G LTE connections, if you seek network connectivity on the move.

    - The 10.2-inch Liquid Retina Display might have fat bezels but it is a good display by all means. It has True Tone for natural colour tones, and great colours. It even has the Home Button for those who like a button for going back to the previous window, or closing an app.

    - You will get the latest iPadOS 16.1 as an update on this iPad and you will continue to get the latest versions of iPadOS for at least the next 5 years.

    - Since this is an old design, it is easier to find accessories for this model. You can find a plethora of keyboard cases and folio covers for this iPad.

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    First Published Date: 19 Oct, 11:41 IST
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