Apple debuts ninth-generation $329 iPad with A13 processor

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The 10.2-inch iPad has been upgraded with the A13 bionic processor, new 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage.

Apple didn't change much about the 10.2-inch iPad for its ninth generation beyond the front facing camera, True Tone display, and A13 Bionic processor. These upgrades keep the budget iPad up-to-date with more power and better base storage.

Little else was changed about the 10.2-inch iPad, retaining its 500 nit non-laminated display. In addition, still supports the first-generation Apple Pencil since it uses Lightning to charge.

The old-fashioned Touch ID sensor is still in use below the display. The 10.2-inch iPad is the last Apple product to use the legacy system.

Apple's entry-level iPad targets casual users and the education market, so the price is its most important metric. Each update brings modest changes to keep the iPad modern without breaking the bank.

The price has also remained the same, with the 64GB model starting at $329. Orders begin Tuesday, with units available on Friday.

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