9th generation iPad (the official name is for now simply “the new iPad”) is official: Apple announced it as a surprise during the California Streaming event (follow the live blog with us! ). The design remains more or less the same as the previous generation, but there are improvements in the technical specifications – the SoC A stands out in particular 13 Bionic and the camera from 12 MP.
A 13 Bionic guarantees performance improvements up to 20% respect to the previous generation; or up to 3 times faster than the best Chromebooks around and 6 times faster than the best-selling Android tablet, while the camera borrows the Center Stage functionality from the most prestigious products, which keeps the user in the center of the frame. The display now also offers True Tone technology, which adapts the white point according to the ambient light.
As for the old design , again with Home button, Lightning connector and short edges much wider than the two long, Apple says that at least this way it manages to maintain compatibility with a myriad of old accessories – including the Apple Pencil (but only the first generation one). Apple notes that the tablet will hit the market immediately with iPadOS 15 .
9th generation iPad is already available for purchase on the official Apple website, also in Italy, with availability scheduled for 24 September. Here are the announced prices for Italy:
- 64 GB, Wi-Fi: 389 €
- 64 GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular (4G): 529 €
There is also a memory cut from 256 GB, but for now Apple has not communicated precise details about it.