Announcement. Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) - competitor for iPad Air?

Photo Announcement. Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) - competitor for iPad Air?

Apple announced today its new "just iPad" - the tenth generation already, anniversary! On our website, this model will be called Apple iPad 10.9 (2022).

As you can easily understand from the name of the model, the tablet has grown. Three previous generations of "just iPads" had screens with a diagonal of 10.2 (322 cm²). Right there - as much as 10.9 "(359 cm²). That is, an increase in area is about 10%.

And now attention - a surprise. The screen is exactly the same size, ie. 10.9" is used in Apple iPad Air 10.9 (2022) announced this spring. And they have the same resolution, 2360x1640 (264 ppi), and increasedBoth do not have the same refresh rate. And even the brightness is declared identical. Well, perhaps for Air, a wide color gamut (P3) and support for second-generation styluses are declared. Newbies don't have anything like that. Get by with first-generation styluses.

iPad Air 10.9 2022

Further thoughtful examination of the characteristics showed that iPad 10.9 (2022) is somehow too similar to iPad Air 10.9 (2022). In addition to the same screens, there are also identical batteries, similar cameras. Dimensions and appearance are almost the same. The amount of permanent memory is also �Matches.

What's different then? Possibly the amount of RAM. (But we will learn about this later). And chipsets, of course. The Air has an Apple M1 chip, while the newcomer has a slightly more modest Apple A14 Bionic. Well, how humble. 650-750 thousand points in AnTuTu. Performance is still more than serious. Well, yes. M1 can score a million points. But that's just the difference between "very fast" and "very, very fast." Are you sure that it is important for you?

So Apple released a direct competitor to their previous tablet. And a cheaper horserent.

About other characteristics.

Permanent memory 64 or 256 GB. Given the fact that there is no support for memory cards, as usual, buying a younger model is a so-so option.

I wonder how much RAM there will be. In last year's iPad 10.2 (2021) it was only 3 GB. But in iPad Air 10.9 (2022) - as much as 8 GB. What are your rates? I think 4 GB. Or maybe 6 GB?

The battery has a capacity of 28.6 Wh. Charging is via the Type-C connector, not via Lightning. Those. here, too, everything is like Air, and not like last year's ancestor. I don’t see any information about the charging speed.

Camera oneary, 12 MP each front and rear. At the same time, the front camera has a very wide angle, as much as 122 °.

There is a fingerprint scanner, on the side. There is a sixth Wi-Fi.

Well, a cherry. Last year's "just iPad" did not support 5G networks, only LTE. Now she has finally appeared.

Prices. As usual, there will be four varieties on sale. Two - with support for 5G networks, two - without them.

64 GB Wi-Fi $449 (₽27,700) €579 (₽35,100, $568) 256 GB Wi-Fi $599 (₽37,000) €779 (₽47,200, $764) 64 GB 5G $599 (₽37,000) €779 (₽47,200, $764) 256 GB 5G $749 (₽46,300) €979 (₽59,300, $960)

For comparison, prices for iPad Air 10.9 (2022)start at $599 (₽37,000) and finish at $899 (₽55,500). Those. the price difference is exactly $150 (₽9260).

iPad 10.9 2022 Colors

Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) highlights:

ScreenS-IPS, 10.9", 359 cm², 2360x1640, 264 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Liquid Retina HardwareApple A14 Bionic
2 x high speed, 4 x energy efficient, Apple GPU MemoryROM 64-256 GB, no memory card Mobile Internet5G
LTE Mobile networks5G Bands 1-3,5,7,8,12,20,25,28-30,38,40,41,48,66,71,77-79
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8 ,11-14,17-21,25,26,28-30,32,34,38-42,46,48,66,71 Battery Li-Pol, 28.60 Wh Dimensions248.6 x 179.5 x 7 mm Weight477 g Rear camera: 12MP, f/1.8, 4K@60fps, flash, autofocus
front camera: 12 MP, f/2.4, 122°, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo iOS (iPadOS 16) SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Barometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint Scanner (side) USBType-C

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