Apple announces new ninth-generation iPad (2021), starting at $329

Apple Ipad 10 2 Inch Ninth Gen
Apple Ipad 10 2 Inch Ninth Gen (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has just announced a brand new iPad.
  • iPad (2021) keeps the design of the old one.
  • It has a new A13 processor.

Apple has just unveiled a new iPad with an A13 processor, bringing massive performance boosts across the board to one of Apple's best iPad

A13 is a big upgrade over A12, running 20% faster for things like graphics and processing. That makes it 3x faster than the best-selling Chromebook and 6x faster than the best-selling Android tablet.

Not only is A13 good for processing, it also makes the camera much better, improving autofocus and lowlight performance for better selfies. In fact, there's a whole new selfie camera that has 12MP.

The front camera also supports Ultrawide framing and Apple's center stage tech, which will ship as part of iOS 15.

The new display also has True Tone and accessory support for some of Apple's best accessories. That includes previous accessories like the Apple Pencil.

The 64GB model costs just $329 or $299 on education discount. It comes in space grey or silver, there's also a cellular option too!

Unfortunately, Apple hasn't updated the design it seems, so there's still a Home button and Touch ID, it has however dropped the white color from the lineup.

Even better, the new iPad is available to buy today, and will be released next week!

Apple has also revealed a new iPad mini 6 featuring a brand new design that includes USB-C, thinner bezels, Touch ID in the top button like the iPad Air, and a new CPU that brings 40% faster processing.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9