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Apple iPad 9th Gen 10.2 (2021) Technical Specifications

Apple iPad 9th Gen 10.2 (2021) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPad
  • CPU Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder)
  • RAM 3 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM
  • Camera 8MP 1080p
  • Storage 64/256 GB
  • Display 10.2" 1620x2160 pixels
  • OS iPadOS 15, up to iPadOS 15.5
  • Battery 8557 mAh Li-Ion

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Apple iPad 9th Generation Review and Features

The iPad 10.2-inch (officially iPad (9th generation), also referred to as iPad 9) is a tablet computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. as the successor to the eighth-generation iPad. It was announced on September 14, 2021.

The ninth-generation iPad uses the same design as the seventh and eighth-generation iPads, although all colour options now come with a black screen bezel, and the gold colour has been removed. It is compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation), Smart Keyboard, and Smart Connector for keyboard attachments.

It uses the Apple A13 Bionic chip, which Apple claims give a 20% CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine increase in performance compared to its predecessor. It features a 10.2-inch Retina display identical to the previous models with 1620 by 2160 pixels at a pixel density of 264 PPI. It includes True Tone technology, meaning the display can adjust its temperature based on the surrounding lighting temperature.

A new 12 MP front camera was implemented in the iPad, replacing the older 1.2 MP front camera, and features the Center Stage technology that detects the user and moves the camera view accordingly during video recording and calls using on-device processing. However, the rear camera retains the 8 MP from the iPad Air 2. The base storage has also been doubled to 64 GB. iPadOS 15 is preinstalled at release.

Other useful links to check out include Apple iPad 5th Gen WiFi Specs, Apple iPad 5th Gen WiFi + Cellular Specs, Apple iPad 7th Gen WiFi Specs, Apple iPhone 11 Specs, and the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Specs.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPad 9th Generation tablet?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad 9th Generation tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder) Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB, 256 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 10.2″ 1620×2160 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: Apple GPU
  • Camera: 8MP 1080p
  • Battery: 8557 mAh Li-Ion
  • Colours: Space Gray, Gold, Silver

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet Computer
Models Also known as Apple iPad 9th Gen, Apple iPad (9th generation)
Versions: A2603, A2604 (Global)
Announced 14 September, 2021
Released 24 September, 2021
Status Available
Predecessor iPad (8th generation)
Generation 9th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 9.8 inches
(250.6 mm)6.8 inches
(174.1 mm)
Height 9.8 inches
(250.6 mm)
Thickness 9.8 inches
(250.6 mm)6.8 inches
(174.1 mm)0.29 inch
(7.5 mm)
Weight 487 g (Wi-Fi)
498 g (LTE) (1.07 lb)
Protection Glass front
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Colors Silver
Space Gray

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
UMTS (3G) HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE (4G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71 - A2603
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - A2604
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina IPS LCD
Size 10.2 inch
Resolution 1620 x 2160 pixels
Aspect Ratio 4:3 ratio
Display area (~73.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 264 PPI density
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Retina display
10.2-inch (diagonal)
500 nits brightness
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Supports Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Media

FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Aperture f/2.4

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultrawide)

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iPadOS 15, up to iPadOS 15.5, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iPad OS

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A13 Bionic
SoC Process Technology (7 nm+)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Hexa-core (2x2.65 GHz Lightning + 4x1.8 GHz Thunder)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 6
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple GPU
GPU cores 4
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64/256 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Touch ID - Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Barometer
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0; magnetic connector
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS, GLONASS (Wi-Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 8557 mAh (32.4 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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