Rumors have been flying about an announcement from Apple and this week the tech giant unveiled two brand new iPads.
The 10th generation iPad
According to Apple, the 10th generation iPad has been “colorfully reimagined to be more capable, more intuitive and even more fun.”
It features a new design for all screens, A 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and comes in four colors – blue, pink, yellow and silver.
In terms of specifications, the new 10th generation device has an A14 Bionic chip that delivers power and performance for any activity. It also has all-day battery life and supports WiFi 6 and 5G on cellular models.
One change on the new device is that the Touch ID moves to the top button of the iPad, making it seamless to unlock, sign into apps or use Apple Pay.
The iPad Pro
On the higher end, Apple has upped the ante when it comes to the new iPad Pro, calling it the “ultimate iPad experience.”
It also contains an M2 chip that helps deliver amazing performance.
Apple says the M2 chip is the next generation of Apple silicon, with an eight-core CPU that delivers up to 15 percent faster performance and a 10-core GPU that delivers up to 35 percent faster graphics performance.”
With a 40 percent faster neural engine to accelerate machine learning tasks and 50% more memory bandwidth, M2 brings stunning performance and new capabilities to the iPad Pro.
As with the 10th generation iPad, the new pro version also has all-day battery life.
The “extreme dynamic range” on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display that delivers true-to-life detail with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, ideal for viewing and viewing HDR photos and videos edit or enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows.
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Apple is introducing a number of new features to the devices with iPad OS 16 – including the ability to edit messages AFTER they’ve been sent.
Users will now be able to edit or unsend recently sent messages, retrieve recently deleted messages, and mark conversations as unread so they can come back to them later.
- In addition to the ability to edit, unsend and restore recently deleted messages, there are also new collaboration features in Messages which makes starting and managing shared projects fast and seamless.
- Free forma powerful new productivity app built into iPadOS with a flexible canvas and full support for Apple Pencil gives users the ability to see, share and collaborate all in one place.
- iCloud Shared Photo Library allows users to seamlessly and automatically share photos between up to six family members.
- Safari add shared tab groups to browse the web with others, and the browsing experience becomes even more secure with passkeys.
- In Mailusers can now schedule emails ahead of time and are even given a moment to cancel the delivery of a message before it reaches a recipient’s inbox.
- The Again app comes to iPad, designed to take full advantage of the beautiful display with beautiful animations, and with just a tap, users can see the most important weather information.
- Live text uses on-device intelligence to recognize text in images across the system, and the feature is now coming to video, making text fully interactive in interrupted video frames. Visual Search now allows users to highlight the subject of an image or isolate a subject by removing the background with just a tap.
If you’ve ever been annoyed with Bluetooth or wireless keyboards — Apple has heard you. It introduced the Magic Keyboard. It’s designed for the new iPad and Apple says it “delivers an incredible typing experience with full-sized keys, 1mm of travel and responsive feel.”
The new keyboard connects magnetically.
You can order the new iPad online and in the Apple Store app. In-store availability begins Wednesday, October 26.