On September 10, Apple introduced a new 7th generation iPad. It replaces the 6th generation iPad released in 2018. Here are the specifications of the new tablet and our opinion on the machine.
With last year’s model, Apple had struck a blow on the tablet market, offering a powerful model, very well finished and well equipped under 400 euros.
But thanks to this new 10.2 inch model, the Cupertino company wants to improve the recipe somewhat. Here are the detailed ingredients, in this complete analysis of the 10.2-inch iPad of 2019, proposing technical characteristics, variations and colors and general opinion.
- Design and case
The design does not change an iota for this new model. It still consists of an aluminum case, in a sleek design with fairly wide edges (especially in comparison with the new iPad Air unveiled in March 2019). Small detail, however, it is the first iPad designed 100% from recycled metal.
The dimensions of the beast are as follows: 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm, for a weight of 483 grams (Wi-Fi version only), or 493 grams (Wi-Fi version + eSIM).
At the front, there is a main button that acts as a Touch ID for recognizing fingerprints. A front camera is in the game. Also in the back is a camera. On the bottom edge, the grids of the 2 stereo speakers are visible on either side of the Lightning charging socket.
In short, this new iPad does not surprise in terms of aesthetics and format, apart from the fact that it gains 0.5 inch diagonal screen compared to the old model, and therefore a few millimeters more height (10.6) and width (4.6). The thickness remained the same, 7.5 mm.
The 10.2-inch iPad has a 10.2-inch Retina LCD panel, as noted above. It displays a resolution of 2,160 x 1,620 pixels at 264 pixels per inch. The luminance of the screen is 500 nits and it supports the first generation Apple Pencil.
- Processor and autonomy
The new iPad is equipped with a 4th generation A10 Fusion chip, the same chip found in the 6th generation iPad and iPhone 7. An M10 coprocessor accompanies the main processor.
Regarding autonomy, Apple announces 10 hours in web / video browsing or listening to music on wifi, or 9 hours in web browsing on a cellular network.
Lightning jack, headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi and cellular networks underpin the connectivity possibilities of the 10.2-inch iPad. But that’s not all, a Smart Connector is also present, useful for enjoying a Smart Keyboard for example.
The 10.2-inch iPad photo and video capabilities
- Rear camera
At the back of the case, there is an 8 megapixel photo sensor at the ƒ / 2.4 aperture. A light sensor is also present. In video, this camera can film in 1080 at 30 fps, or in slow motion in 720p at 120 fps.
- Front camera
On the front is a 1.2 megapixel photo sensor equipped with a Retina flash, capable of filming in 720p and making Live Photo, among other more minor features.
- Capacity and colors
Choice of colors and minimum storage capacity
The new generation iPad is available, like its predecessor, in two storage capacities, 32 and 128 GB, and in 3 different colors, Silver, Space Gray and Gold. Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + SIM versions are still on the program. Except that for the new 10.2 inch iPad, more Apple SIM. The tablet now benefits from eSIM (virtual SIM card) technology.