Apple on Tuesday announced a modest refresh of its entry-level iPad at the company’s product event. The design of the tablet hasn’t changed, but the new model replaces the A12 chip with the new A13, which Apple says is “up to 20%” faster than the previous chip. The new iPad costs $ 329, the same price as the previous model, despite the storage going from 32GB to 64GB much more reasonable.
Apple also offers a handful of features from the iPad Pro to the less expensive iPad. Its new 12 MP front camera supports the “Center Stage” function which can change the perspective of the camera as you move around. While the rear camera is apparently unchanged, the front and rear cameras will benefit from the A13’s improved Image Signal Processor (ISP). The tablet’s 10.2-inch display also supports True Tone, which changes the color temperature of the screen to match the lighting in the room you’re in.
The new $ 329 iPad will be available for pre-order today and will be available on September 24. The tablet’s Wi-Fi + Cellular model starts at $ 459, and a 256GB model will be available for $ 479 with Wi-Fi and $ 609 with cellular.
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