Deal  When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works.

Apple's cheapest iPad is now even cheaper, only $299 on Amazon

The 9th gen iPad next to the original Apple Pencil

If you want to buy an inexpensive tablet with powerful and lasting hardware, do not look for the recently introduced 10th gen iPad. Even though it has a shiny new case with an all-screen display, the A14 CPU, and better cameras, its price tag makes it hard to recommend the device to budget-conscious customers. You can save $150 and get the previous-gen iPad 9 (Apple continues selling it) for only $299.

The 9th gen iPad does not have that many differences despite being $150 cheaper. It features a slightly older A13 processor, the classic design with the Home button, a headphone jack, and a 10.2-inch display that also supports the original Apple Pencil. More importantly, you do not need that cursed $9 adapter to pair the tablet with the Pencil. You can learn more about how the 9th gen iPad compares to its older and newer models in our dedicated Specs Appeal article.

The iPad 9 with the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio

Here is the spec sheet:

2021 Apple iPad
Display 10.2-inch Retina IPS, 2160x1620, 264 ppi with Apple Pencil support
Processor Apple A13 Bionic with 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU
Memory 3GB
Storage 64GB and 256GB
Battery 8557 mAh, up to 10 hours of video playback
Speakers Stereo speakers
Front Camera 12MP ultra-wide camera with 122-degree FOV and Center Stage
f/2.4 aperture, 1080p video recording @ 60 fps
Rear Camera 8MP wide camera, f/2.4 aperture, HDR for photos
1080p video recording at 30 fps
720p video recording at 120 fps
Security TouchID in the Home button
Ports Lightning
3.5 mm audio jack

Our stories may contain affiliate links for products/apps where Neowin is paid an affiliate fee if you complete a purchase via those links.

Report a problem with article
Microsoft Edge logo monochrome on dark background
Next Article

Microsoft Edge to get advanced "Find on Page" features

A colorful prototype of Windows 11s stock wallpaper
Previous Article

Here are some more early Windows 11 stock wallpapers

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

2 Comments - Add comment