9th Generation Apple iPad Specifications and Prices

One year after its predecessor, Apple presented the 9th generation iPad yesterday as part of the “California Streaming” event. Thanks to the A13 Bionic Chip, this should be 20% faster than that in all areas 8th generation iPad from 2020. This increase in performance relates to the CPU as well as to the GPU and Neural Engine. There are also adjustments to the cameras. The FaceTime camera now has a wide-angle lens with a 122 ° field of view, which makes the center stage feature usable. Further details, the technical data and prices of the 9th generation Apple iPad can be found below.

The design of the 9th generation Apple iPad has remained unchanged, but thanks to the A13 Bionic Chip it offers 20% more performance than its predecessor. There is also a FaceTime camera with a 122 ° wide-angle lens and center stage.

The design of the 9th generation Apple iPad has remained unchanged, but thanks to the A13 Bionic Chip it offers 20% more performance than its predecessor. There is also a FaceTime camera with a 122 ° wide-angle lens and center stage.

9th Generation Apple iPad Specifications

Personally, Apple is proceeding a little too cautiously with the modernization of its tablet division. While in addition to the Pro model, the new Air model, which has now received a 2019 revision after the 2021 version, has a USB-C port, you stay with Lightning on the iPad. The home button is also retained. What do you think about the missing redesign of the new iPad and the technical data listed below? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: iPad (9th Gen)
  • Device type: tablet computer
  • Dimensions: 250,6 x 174,1 x 7,5 mm
  • Weight: 487 g (Wi-Fi model) or 498 g (Wi-Fi + Cellular model)
  • Display diagonal: 10,2 inches (25,91 cm)
  • Display resolution: 2.160. x 1.620 pixels @ 264 ppi
  • Internal storage: 64 GB or 256 GB
  • System on chip: A13 bionic chip
  • Apple Pencil compatible: yes, with the 1st generation
  • Main camera (rear): 8 MP with ƒ / 2.4 aperture and HDR function, various modes
  • Video recording (main camera): Full HD 1080p with 25 or 30 fps, slow motion at 720p and 120 fps, etc.
  • FaceTime camera (selfie cam): 12 MP with ƒ / 2.4 aperture, 122 ° field of view, center stage and HDR function, various modes for photo and video
  • Video recording (FaceTime camera): 1080p Full HD videos at 25, 30 or 60 fps
  • Operating system: iPadOS 15
  • Sensors: Touch ID, 3-axis gyro sensor, acceleration sensor, barometer, ambient light sensor, etc.
  • WLAN: in all models WLAN (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), dual band (2,4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • Bluetooth: in all models Bluetooth 4.2
  • Cellular: in Wi-Fi + Cellular models with UMTS / HSPA / HSPA + / DC ‑ HSDPA, GSM / EDGE and LTE (only for data and WLAN telephony, no cellular calls possible)
  • SIM format: Nano-SIM and eSIM
  • Physical interface: Lightning
  • Scope of delivery: iPad, USB-C to Lightning cable, 20W USB-C power adapter
  • Price: from € 379

New functions with iPad (2021) and iPadOS 15

With iPadOS 15, that also works on older iPads, useful new functions come to the compatible tablet computers. For example, the app library can be accessed directly via the dock. New, resizable widgets bring more information to the home screen. New multitasking functions make working with multiple apps easier. The app switcher and quick notes are also available on tablets with iPadOS 15. In conjunction with macOS 12 Monterey, the mouse can even be used across devices in the form of “Universal Control”.

What is limited to the newer iPad models of various designs (mini, Air, Pro, etc.) is the “Center Stage” function mentioned at the beginning. This uses the FaceTime camera with a wide-angle lens and a 122 ° field of view to keep the people in front of the tablet always in the center of the picture. If other people step into the field of vision, the image section is enlarged accordingly so that all people are recorded by the camera. This can be just as useful for FaceTime, Skype and Co. as it is for recording videos or creating TikTok clips. 

"Right now the iPad is particularly important for working, learning and communicating and we are looking forward to one of the biggest updates of all time for our most popular iPad"Said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With the powerful A13 Bionic, better video calling with follow-up mode, and twice the storage, the new iPad delivers advanced features, versatility and simplicity at an incredible price."

Apple iPad (9th generation) - price depending on version

While the price of the iPhone, where the combination of WLAN and cellular network makes sense in any case, only results from the size of the memory, it is different with the iPad. There are models that only support WLAN (Wi-Fi) and models that have both WLAN and cellular networks integrated (Wi-Fi + Cellular). The price ultimately depends on this as well as on the selected storage capacity. For the Apple iPad (9th Gen) from 2021 it looks like this:

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi + Cellular
64 GB memory 379 € 519 €
256 GB memory 549 € 689 €

Further information on the Apple iPad (9th Gen, 2021)

You can find even more information about the new Apple iPad as well as the new Apple iPad mini, the iPhone 13 (mini, Pro and Pro Max) and yesterday's September keynote in general in this post: Apple September Keynote 2021 - iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 & new iPad models. There is also an official one published by Apple press release the new standard tablet. You can find the whole thing in action in Video for the Apple Special Event held yesterday. I have embedded this for you in the following:


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