The iPad Wi-Fi models, in silver and space gray finishes, are available starting at $ 329 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models starting at $ 459 in the US.
The iPad mini Wi-Fi models, in pink, starlight, purple, and space gray finishes, are available starting at $ 499 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models starting at $ 649 in the US.
The new iPad and iPad mini both come with 64GB and 256GB storage options.
“We’re thrilled that our most popular iPad is now much better,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the event.
The 10.2-inch iPad features the A13 Bionic chipset, offering a 20% performance improvement over the previous generation.
“With the powerful A13 Bionic, more engaging video calling with Center Stage and dual storage, the new iPad offers advanced capabilities, versatility and simplicity at an incredible price,” said Greg Joswiak, senior vice president of marketing Apple Global.
The Center Stage experience on iPad Pro is now available on iPad, enabled by the new 12 MP ultra-wide front camera and Neural Engine, so users can enjoy even more engaging video calls.
The new iPad supports Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard and the iPadOS 15.
Apple Pencil (1st generation) is available for purchase separately, for $ 99, and is compatible with iPad (9th generation).
Meanwhile, the iPad mini, with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display featuring the all-new A15 Bionic chip, delivers up to 80% faster performance than the previous generation.
The all-screen design is activated by moving Touch ID to the top button on the iPad mini. Touch ID offers the same ease of use and secure authentication that users know and love – to unlock iPad mini, sign in to apps, or use Apple Pay.
A new USB-C port allows for faster connectivity, and cellular models with 5G offer more flexible mobile workflows.
IPad mini with advanced cameras, Center Stage, and support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation) provides new ways for users to capture photos and videos.
The rear camera now has a 12MP sensor with Focus Pixels and a larger aperture to capture crisp, vibrant photos. The rear camera also has a True Tone flash, perfect for capturing images in low light.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is available for purchase separately, for $ 129 in the US, and is compatible with an iPad mini.
iPadOS 15 brings new features that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad, helping users be more productive.
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