iPad New 10.2" iPad: Touch ID, Smart Connector, A10, 2160x1620 - $329

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  1. EugW, Sep 10, 2019
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    EugW macrumors 604

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    10.2" iPad
    Big bezels
    Touch ID
    Smart Connector
    Smart Keyboard capable - same model as iPad Air 10.5 and iPad Pro 10.5
    Apple Pencil (1st generation)
    2160x1620 (4:3 aspect ratio)
    500 nits
    Oleophobic coating
    Not laminated
    A10
    Headphone jack

    32 GB - US$329 / CAD$429 / £349 / 389€ (France) / 379€ (De)
    128 GB - US$429 / CAD$549 / £449 / 529€ (France) / 479€ (De)

    Discounts for education

    Available for order today, and shipping at the end of September.

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    For comparison shoppers, note that the refurbished iPad Pro 10.5" with A10X SoC is only $469 from Apple, or $140 more than the iPad 10.2".

    For that extra $140 you get:

    32 GB more storage
    Much faster CPU
    Much, much faster GPU
    Thinner design and lighter weight
    Bigger, brighter, and much nicer laminated screen with WCG, True Tone, 120 Hz ProMotion, anti-reflective coating
    Quad speakers
    USB 3 speed for external USB
    Much better camera, with optical image stabilization, and wide colour gamut image capture
    Camera flash / flashlight
    4K video recording for rear camera
    1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion video recording for rear camera
    1080p video recording for front camera
    Touch ID 2
     
  2. d5aqoëp macrumors 65816

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    A10X. 2-3 yr old SOC. Should have been A12 at least
     
  3. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020

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    Putting the A10 in it is a disappointment. Plus, there’s a new bent/curved design. [​IMG]
     
  4. EugW thread starter macrumors 604

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    Nope. A10.
     
  5. kerbero9 macrumors member

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  6. eric89074 macrumors regular

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    Well at least those with A10 devices know they'll get iOS updates for a long time.
     
  7. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a

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  8. eric89074 macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    An A10? Seriously? And here I was looking forward to upgrading my 6th Gen. I guess there’s no reason to. :(
     
  10. missbing macrumors 6502

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    Disappointing so far. I guess I'll just get the 6th Gen for my kids during the holiday sales.
     
  11. Digitalguy macrumors regular

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    So nobody was right, but those that thought that A12 was not possible in order to not eat into the Air 3 were closer to the truth. Quite a disappointment on the one end. On the other, I guess the first gen pro is probably going to get at least IOS 15 at this point...
     
  12. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020

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    They didn’t specify that so my assumption is no.
     
  13. EugW, Sep 10, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    EugW thread starter macrumors 604

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    Heh. My 3 year-old iPhone 7 Plus is happy to welcome his giant close cousin iPad into this world. Long live A10!

    My wife wants a new iPad. The question now is if I wait for the next gen iPad Pro 11" (A12X?) with Smart Keyboard, and give her my existing iPad Pro 10.5" (A10X) with Smart Keyboard, or if I should just keep the iPad Pro 10.5 and get her the 10.2" iPad (A10) with Smart Keyboard. Let's see what the rest of the specs are. They aren't up yet at the online Apple Store.

    She doesn't really care which iPad, as she just wants something to replace her old iPad Air 2 (which our kids now have) so it's really up to me on what to get. I do want to give her one with a Smart Keyboard. I believe he said it was a full size keyboard. Hope so.
     
  14. apple2385 macrumors newbie

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    Would people say the new 10.2 iPad is a definite upgrade over a Fire 10 tablet from 2017? The Fire tablet isn't bad but not always ideal for someone like myself who doesn't subscribe to a lot of Amazon services. The app selection is kinda weak too.
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Comparing this to the 6th Gen, this has got to be the lamest upgrade since the Mini 2 to Mini 3.
     
  16. erasr macrumors 6502

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    So is there going to be any iPad Pro silent refreshes?
     
  17. Johnny365 macrumors 6502a

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    Either October of this year, or not until Spring 2020.
     
  18. EugW thread starter macrumors 604

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    2160x1620 (4:3 aspect ratio)
    500 nits
    1st generation Apple Pencil
    Oleophobic coating
    Not laminated
     
  19. AJB1971 macrumors regular

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    The length and width of the 7th generation iPad are exactly the same as the Air 3 and Pro 10.5, but it is 1.4mm thicker because it doesn't have the laminated display.

    It uses the same Smart Keyboard as the Air 3 and Pro 10.5.
     
  20. ssgbryan macrumors 6502a

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    I am very excited about this - I can retire my iPad 2.
     
  21. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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  22. EugW thread starter macrumors 604

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    Wow. Still on the iPad 2! That's perseverance. Are you on iOS 9? Cuz iOS 9 is painfully slow on the iPad 2.

    Of course not.

    Interesting.

    Bigger bezels then.
     
  23. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    The 2017 iPad is a better device than a 2017 Fire tablet 10 so I would have to say yes.
     
  24. Joplin macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't seem like a worthwhile upgrade from the 6th generation iPad at all. The same A10 is the biggest letdown, if it were an A11 it would at least be something. That very slight increase in screen size alone is not enough. I didn't expect the unit to be physically bigger than the 6th gen either. Bezels could've been slimmer if they stuck to the same size.

    Do we know if it comes with 2GB of RAM?
     
  25. JPack macrumors 601

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    Bluetooth 4.2
    8-megapixel rear
    1.2-megapixel front
    32.4 Whr battery as before

    Apple really called this one in.
     

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