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Video Review: Two Weeks With the New 10th-Generation iPad

It's been almost two weeks since Apple introduced the revamped 10th-generation iPad, and MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera has been using it on a daily basis for the purpose of a more in-depth review for those considering it as an upgrade or a holiday gift for a family member.



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The 10th-generation &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; is priced starting at $449, which makes it $120 more expensive than the 9th-generation &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; that Apple is still selling alongside it. At $449, it is $150 less than the iPad Air, a tablet that it shares many features with.



The &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; lineup is somewhat confusing now because the 10th-generation &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; and the &zwnj;iPad Air&zwnj; are so similar, but for most people, it is a good deal because it offers a solid set of features for an affordable price. Design wise, the new &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; has the same 10.9-inch display as the &zwnj;iPad Air&zwnj;, but it's not quite as advanced in terms of color and reflectivity.



Apple's newest &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; has the same general design as the &zwnj;iPad Air&zwnj;, featuring an edge-to-edge display with a Touch ID power button rather than Face ID integration. It also uses USB-C instead of Lightning, offering a more universal charging option, but it does not have Thunderbolt or the quicker transfer speeds you'll see on other &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; models.



There is an A14 chip inside the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj;, which is a good deal faster than the A13 chip in the prior-generation version. It is not as advanced as the M1 in the &zwnj;iPad Air&zwnj;, but it will last for years to come. There's a landscape FaceTime camera for the first time, which is a nice feature for those who prefer to use the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; as a replacement for a Mac in a landscape orientation.



As a major downside, the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; only works with the Apple Pencil 1, an unusual choice because it charges via Lightning and there is no Lightning port. You need a confusing set of adapters if you want to charge the &zwnj;Apple Pencil&zwnj; with your &zwnj;iPad&zwnj;, and it isn't clear why Apple didn't just add &zwnj;Apple Pencil&zwnj; 2 compatibility.



On the plus side, Apple designed a new Magic Keyboard Folio for the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj;, and it goes hand in hand with the landscape camera to turn the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; into a Mac alternative. It is a two-piece accessory that works as both a cover and a keyboard, plus there is a built-in stand. Apple also added a function row, something not even available for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.



If you opt for the &zwnj;iPad Air&zwnj; instead of the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj;, you're paying $150 for an &zwnj;M1&zwnj; chip, a jump in display quality, and support for Stage Manager multitasking, and if you opt for the cheaper 9th-generation &zwnj;iPad&zwnj;, you're losing quite a bit of screen real estate and opting for a much slower chip.



The 10th-generation &zwnj;iPad&zwnj; is a solid compromise between price and feature set, and it will appeal to many people who are seeking an updated tablet. What do you think of the &zwnj;iPad&zwnj;? Let us know in the comments below.<div class="linkback">Related Roundup: iPad</div><div class="linkback">Buyer's Guide: iPad (Buy Now)</div><div class="linkback">Related Forum: iPad</div>
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