New entry-level iPad launched in India: how is it different from previous iPad?

iPad 10th generation price in India starts from Rs 44,900. Here is how the new iPad is different from the previous iPad 9th generation model.

Highlights
  • The new iPad 2022 was launched in India on Tuesday with a starting price of Rs 44,900.
  • The iPad 10th generation model comes with an all-screen display, A14 Bionic chip, and USB-C connector.
  • Its starting price is Rs 11,000 more expensive than the previous entry-level iPad.

Apple quietly announced an all-new entry-level iPad and the M2 iPad Pro on Tuesday. The iPad 10th generation finally brings the all-screen design seen on Apple’s more premium iPads. This is the biggest change on a design level compared to the iPad 9th generation model. There are a couple of minor upgrades as well which we will talk about in a bit. The new iPad 2022 has been launched in India with a pretty questionable price tag as well. Its starting price is Rs 11,000 more expensive than the previous entry-level iPad. Let’s take a closer look at what the iPad (10th Gen) model offers.

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New iPad (10th generation) price in India

The brand-new iPad 2022 has a starting price of Rs 44,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi variant. The 256GB storage option starts at Rs 59,900. Here’s a full breakup of the iPad 10th generation’s India pricing.

StorageWi-FiWi-Fi + Cellular
64GBRs 44,900Rs 59,900
256GBRs 59,900Rs 74,900

The new iPad can be ordered via Apple Store India and will be available in retail stores from Wednesday, October 26th. The Apple tablet comes in Blue, Pink, Yellow, and Silver colour options.

How is iPad 10th generation different from iPad 9th generation?

Firstly, the new iPad 2022 comes with an all-screen design. This means the tablet has slimmer bezels while the Touch ID button moves to the top of the frame. The slimmer bezels also mean the new iPad gets a slightly bigger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display as opposed to the 10.2-inch screen on the previous entry-level iPad.

Apple is also bringing some colour to its new iPad as well, with the 10th generation model coming in four colours as opposed to the Space Grey and Silver options on the iPad 9th Gen.

There are several hardware-level upgrades with the new iPad. It is now powered by the A14 Bionic whereas its predecessor runs on the A13 Bionic. The rear camera has been upgraded to a 12MP wide camera from an 8MP sensor. The front camera now gets a 12MP landscape ultra-wide camera. The A14 Bionic chip also makes the cellular version of the new iPad 5G capable.

Notably, the iPad 10th generation model now comes with a USB-C connector, which keeps it in line with its other iPad brothers. Despite this, the new iPad continues to support the 1st generation Apple Pencil that charges via the Lightning connector. So, if you own a 1st generation Apple Pencil, you will have to purchase a USB-C to Apple Pencil adapter separately in order to charge the stylus via the new iPad. This adapter is priced at Rs 900 in India.