Apple announced a modest refresh of its entry-level iPad at the company’s product event on Tuesday. The tablet’s design hasn’t changed, but the new fashion swaps out the A12 chip for the newer A13, which Apple says is “up to 20%” faster than the previous chip. The new iPad costs $329, the despite the fact price as the previous model, despite the fact that the storage has been bumped from 32GB to a much more reasonable 64GB.
Apple is also inviting a handful of iPad Pro features down to the cheapest iPad. Its new 12MP front-facing camera supports the “Center Stage” feature that can shift the camera’s position as you move around. While the rear camera is apparently unchanged, both the front and rear cameras will benefit from the upgraded figure of speech signal processor (ISP) in the A13. The tablet’s 10.2-inch screen also supports True Tone, which changes the screen’s color temperature to go together the lighting in the room you’re in.
The new $329 iPad will be available for preorder today and will be available on September 24. The Wi-Fi + Cellular form of the tablet starts at $459, and there will also be a 256GB storage option (though Apple hasn’t said how much it will tariff yet).
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