iPad (2019)

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iPad
IPad Logo (2017).svg
Also known as7th generation iPad, iPad 2019, The new 10.2 inch iPad
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn
Product familyiPad
TypeTablet computer
Generation7th
Release dateSeptember 25, 2019
Introductory price$329 (USD)
Operating systemOriginal: iPadOS 13.1
Current: iPadOS 13.1.3, released October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)
System-on-chip usedApple A10 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M10 motion co-processor
Memory3 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage32 or 128 GB
Display10.2 inches (260 mm) 2,160 × 1,620 px (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio
SoundStereo
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls, M10 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer
CameraFront: 1.2 MP, 720p HD, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Rear: 8.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilization, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Power32.4 W·h, up to 10 hours of battery life.
Dimensions250.6 mm (9.87 in) H
174.1 mm (6.85 in) W
7.5 mm (0.30 in) D
MassWi-Fi: 483 g (1.065 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 493 g (1.087 lb)
PredecessoriPad (2018)
Websitewww.apple.com/ipad-10.2/

The iPad (officially seventh-generation iPad) is a tablet computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It features a 10.2-inch Retina display powered by an Apple A10 Fusion processor and is the successor to the 9.7-inch 2018 iPad. The device was revealed on September 10, 2019 and released on September 25, 2019.[1][2]

The iPad has support for the first generation Apple Pencil and has a smart keyboard connector. It is targeted towards the budget and educational markets.[3]

Unlike previous iPad models, which have a 9.7-inch display, the device is the first in the entry-level iPad lineup to feature a bigger 10.2-inch display size.[4]

History[edit]

Rumors centering around a successor to the 2018 iPad began to surface in the first half of 2019, when seven iPad models were registered on the Eurasian Economic Commission, a database known for providing hints about upcoming devices to be released by Apple.[5] One of the models was believed to be a new entry-level iPad, which would allegedly have minor design upgrades as compared to the 2018 iPad. Several sources have claimed that the new model would feature a dual-lens rear camera[6] and that its screen size may measure 10.2 inches, up from the 9.7-inch screen size of previous iPad models.[7] Reports from BGR also claimed that the device could begin its mass production in July 2019,[8] with a predicted release date of around the third quarter of that year.[9]

The iPad was then revealed by Apple on September 10, 2019, at the Steve Jobs Theater with a scheduled release date of September 30 of that year. It was announced to retail at a starting price of $329 in the United States.[3]. The iPad was released on the online Apple Store on September 25, 2019.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

This iPad has been criticized for a lack of upgrades over the previous generation iPad, especially for using the same Apple A10 Fusion chip as the preceding iPad, considering the approximately 18-month gap between the release of this iPad and the 2018 version.[10] This iPad was also criticized for the entry version having 32 GB of storage but it was praised for having 3 GB of RAM, a 50% increase over the previous version and decent battery life.[11]

Timeline of models[edit]

iPad Pro (2018)iPad Pro (2018)iPad Pro (2017)iPad Pro (2017)iPad ProiPad ProiPad Mini (2019)iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air (2019)iPad Air 2iPad AiriPad (2019)iPad (2018)iPad (2017)iPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad (2nd generation)iPad (1st generation)
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Welch, Chris (September 24, 2019). "Apple's new 10.2-inch iPad begins shipping tomorrow". The Verge. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Haslam, Karen (September 13, 2019). "New 10.2in iPad Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specs". Macworld. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "New 10.2in iPad Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specs". The Verge. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Potuck, Michael (March 13, 2019). "Latest iPad rumor claims new 10.2-inch and updated 10.5-inch models coming". 9to5Mac. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Miller, Chance (January 25, 2019). "Apple registers new iPad models in Eurasian database ahead of rumored 10-inch iPad and iPad mini 5". 9to5Mac. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Hardwick, Tim (August 12, 2019). "Triple-Lens Rear Cameras Rumored for Next iPad Pro Range, Dual-Lens for New Entry-Level iPad". Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Wong, Raymond (July 28, 2019). "At least two new iPads are reportedly coming in 2019". Mashable. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Chris (July 9, 2019). "16-inch MacBook Pro and 10.2-inch iPad rumored to launch this fall". BGR. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  9. ^ Heisler, Yoni (August 1, 2019). "Apple will reportedly release a new iPad this year with a totally new screen size". BGR. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  10. ^ DON'T Buy the New 2019 10.2" iPad!, retrieved 2019-09-23
  11. ^ Bohn, Dieter (October 4, 2019). "Apple iPad (2019) review: no competition". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  12. ^ Apple Inc. (2010–2011). iPad News - Newsroom Archive. Retrieved June 7, 2018.