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Apple today announced a new ninth-generation iPad at its "California Streaming" event, which features an A13 Bionic chip offering up to 20% faster performance, a True Tone display, an upgraded front camera, and more.

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The new iPad features an upgraded 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, which uses machine learning to automatically detect people in the frame, panning and zooming to keep them in view during FaceTime calls. The feature recognizes when other people join or exit a call, adjusting the camera position to fit everyone in.

With the A13 Bionic chip, Apple claims the new iPad is up to three times faster than the top-selling Chromebook and six times faster than the top-selling Android tablets.

All models will ship with iPadOS 15, which introduces a new Home Screen design with integrated widgets and the App Library, system-wide fast note-taking with Quick Note, new features for FaceTime calls, a redesigned Safari experience, new tools to reduce distractions, and more.

The new iPad starts at $329 or $299 for education customers, while the Wi-Fi plus cellular model starts at $459. Additionally, the iPad now starts with 64GB of storage, and there's also a new 256GB storage option available. All models can be ordered starting today on the Apple online store with availability starting on Friday, September 24.

Article Link: Apple Announces New 9th-Generation iPad With A13 Chip, True Tone Display, and More
 
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ignatius345

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I’m shocked they give it a 12MP front camera and give it the ancient 8MP Back camera
I think they're just recognizing the fact that most people rarely use the back camera on an iPad, but the front camera is of greater importance than ever in these times of video conferencing.

I'm more surprised by the fact that only very recently have they started bumping the Mac cameras up even just to 1080p. Kind of an FU to Mac users as far as I'm concerned.
 
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graywolf323

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No USB C right?
I'm kinda surprised they didn't since it was followed by the Mini which now has USB-C

at this point isn't practically everything Apple makes is USB-C except the entry level iPad & the iPhone (and the accessories for them like the AirPods)?
 
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brofkand

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I'm kinda surprised they didn't since it was followed by the Mini which now has USB-C

at this point isn't practically everything Apple makes is USB-C except the entry level iPad & the iPhone (and the accessories for them like the AirPods)?

It will go USB-C eventually but will probably be the last product to do so.
 
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meboy

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no laminated display
No laminated display because Apple.com doesn't specifically say it's laminated??
You realize they've never said such details on their website right?

This says otherwise. We'll see soon enough.
 
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WannaGoMac

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Does this have a laminated display so it doesn't have that space between the glass and lcd ?

edit: oops i see above no word on it
 
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MacAddict1978

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though I’m shocked they give it a 12MP front camera and give it the ancient 8MP Back camera
Because, said no one ever, "Quick honey, grab the bulbous iPad and take a picture of the baby's first steps instead of using your phone that has a camera 3000X better that is easier and faster to use!"

It's all about the Zoom Zoom Zoom
 
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GolfAce85

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So they announced that Education purchase price would be $299, but site is still showing only $20 discount like last years model. Site update error?
 
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