Announcement. Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) - competitor for iPad Air?

Apple today announced its new "just iPad" - the tenth generation already, anniversary! On our website, this model will be called Apple iPad 10.9 (2022).

As it is easy to understand from the name of the model, the tabletgrew up Three previous generations of “just iPads” had screens with a diagonal of 10.2 (322 cm²). Immediately - as much as 10.9 "(359 cm²). Those. area increase is about 10%.

And now attention - a surprise.The screen is exactly the same size, ie. 10.9″ stands in the Apple iPad Air 10.9 (2022) tablet announced this spring. And their resolution is the same, 2360 × 1640 (264 ppi), and both do not have an increased refresh rate. And even the brightness is declared identical. Well, maybe for Air, a wide color gamut (P3) and support for second-generation styluses are announced. Newbies don't have anything like that. Get by with first-generation styluses.

iPad Air 10.9 2022

Further thoughtful study of characteristicsshowed that the iPad 10.9 (2022) is generally somehow too similar to the iPad Air 10.9 (2022). In addition to the same screens, there are also identical batteries, similar cameras. Dimensions and appearance are almost the same. The amount of permanent memory is also the same.

What's different then?Possibly the amount of RAM. (But we will learn about this later). And chipsets, of course. The Air has an Apple M1 chip, while the newcomer has a slightly more modest Apple A14 Bionic. Well, how humble. 650-750 thousand points in AnTuTu. Performance is still more than serious. Well, yes. M1 and a million points can score. But that's just the difference between "very fast" and "very, very fast." Are you sure it matters to you?

So Apple released a direct competitor to their previous tablet. And a cheaper competitor.

About other features.

Permanent memory 64 or 256 GB. Given that there is no support for memory cards, as usual, buying a younger model is a so-so option.

I wonder how much RAM there will be. Last year's iPad 10.2 (2021) only had 3 GB. But in iPad Air 10.9 (2022) - as much as 8 GB. What are your rates? I think 4 GB. Or maybe 6 GB?

The battery has a capacity of 28.6 Wh. Charging is via the Type-C connector, not via Lightning. Those. here, too, everything is like Air, and not like last year's ancestor. I don't see anything about the charging speed.

The cameras are single, 12 MP each in front and behind. At the same time, the front camera has a very wide angle, as much as 122 °.

There is a fingerprint scanner on the side. There is a sixth Wi-Fi.

Well, cherry. Last year's "just iPad" did not support 5G networks, only LTE. Now she has finally arrived.

Prices. As usual, there will be four varieties on sale. Two - with support for 5G networks, two - without them.

64 GB Wi-Fi $449 (₽27,700) €579 (₽35,100, $568)
256 GB Wi-Fi $599 (₽37,000) €779 (₽47,200, $764)
64 GB 5G $599 (₽37,000) €779 (₽47,200, $764)
256 GB 5G $749 (₽46,300) €979 (₽59,300, $960)

For comparison, iPad Air 10.9 (2022) prices start at $599 (₽37,000) and finish at $899 (₽55,500). Those. the price difference is exactly $150 (₽9260).

iPad 10.9 2022 colors

Main features of Apple iPad 10.9 (2022):

ScreenS-IPS, 10.9″, 359 cm², 2360 × 1640, 264 ppi, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Liquid Retina
IronApple A14 Bionic
2 x high-speed, 4 x energy-efficient, Apple GPU
ROM 64–256 GB, no memory card
Mobile Internet5G
Mobile networks5G Bands 1-3,5,7,8,12,20,25,28-30,38,40,41,48,66,71,77-79
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,11-14,17-21,25,26,28-30,32,34,38-42,46,48,66,71
Battery Li-Pol, 28.60 Wh
Dimensions248.6 x 179.5 x 7 mm
Weight477 g
Rear camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 4K@60fps, flash, autofocus
front camera: 12 MP, f/2.4, 122°, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
iOS (iPadOS 16)
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Barometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint Scanner (side)

George Kiselyov