How the iPad 9 differs from the iPad 8

Perhaps the most unnoticed gadget at the Apple presentation was the iPad 9. The budget tablet received pleasant updates, but did not cause any violent reaction on the web. Many have forgotten that this tablet is not only the most affordable from Apple, but also very reliable. Despite the fact that there were not so many changes in the new generation, there is a reason to fix the main differences from the previous generation. Well, let’s start.

Let’s talk about what’s new in the iPad and how it differs from the iPad 8


  • 1The main feature of the iPad 9
  • 2IPad 9 appearance
  • 3IPad 9 specifications
  • 4IPad 9 display
  • 5How much does the iPad 9 cost

The main feature of the iPad 9

Apple has equipped the updated iPad 9 with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle front camera. This is incredible, because the previous iPad 8 had a much worse camera (only 1.2 megapixels on the iPad 2020). In general, the basic iPad did not have the best front camera – I’m glad that this has changed. The main purpose of the new camera is to provide you with a great image when using FaceTime and other video conferencing software. First of all, of course, FaceTime: we have already talked about how good it will be in iOS 15.

The emphasis is also on making you more likely to use your tablet to record videos – with the Spotlight feature, like the iPad mini 6, will help . The video quality has also been improved: now you can shoot in HD 1080p at 25, 30 or 60 frames per second.

The main feature of the iPad 9 is a cool front camera

In addition, it seems that the iPad camera has been specially improved for Apple Fitness + – a service in which you can train with friends, will soon work in new countries, including Russia. Happy training!

But the main camera hasn’t changed at all – it’s the same 8MP wide-angle camera as before. Apparently, Apple finally realized that it is practically not used, unlike the front one.

IPad 9 appearance

IPad 9’s design is nothing new

The design of the iPad 9 has n’t changed : it’s the same traditional form factor that comes out year after year. Perhaps this is not so bad? iPad 9 will ship in two familiar colors: space gray and silver. Of course, the “Home” button with Touch ID has not gone anywhere – we expect that someday it will surely disappear, and the fingerprint will move to the power button of the device. With the 2021 iPad, you’ll still be able to use not only the 1st generation Apple Pencil and the proprietary Smart Keyboard, but all the accessories that fit the 2020 iPad.

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IPad 9 specifications

Apple traditionally equipped the new generation of iPad with a more recent processor – it was the A13 Bionic, which was installed in smartphones of the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE 2020 line. It should be said that it works great in 2021 as well. It will provide a 20% performance boost over the A12 Bionic in iPad 8. In addition, the company claims the tablet is three times faster than a Chromebook and six times faster than the best-selling Android counterpart.

iPad 9 is much more powerful than its predecessor

Battery life hasn’t changed – Apple says the iPad can last up to 10 hours when surfing the Internet over Wi-Fi, or up to nine hours if you’re using mobile. How long can your iPad last? Show off in our Telegram chat !

Unfortunately, unlike the iPad mini 6, the iPad 9 did not replace Lightning with USB Type-C – to be honest, no one is even surprised. It is worth noting that along with the iPhone 13, the minimum memory capacity has grown for the iPad – now the tablets will come with 64 GB and 256 GB of storage, unlike last year’s iPad 8 with 32 GB and 128 GB.

IPad 9 display

IPad 9 display just got better thanks to True Tone technology

The display matrix of the novelty turned out to be the same – it is the same Retina with a resolution of 2160 * 1620, the pixel density will be 264 per inch. The maximum screen brightness is 500 nits. What’s really cool is the presence of True Tone in the new iPad 9. We even have a separate article on this feature . Using your tablet is now much more enjoyable than before.

How much does the iPad 9 cost

Prices for iPad 9 stayed the same despite increased storage

What’s nice: the prices for the new iPad 9 have remained the same , despite the increase in storage capacity.

  • iPad 9 Wi-Fi – from 30,990 rubles
  • iPad 9 Wi-Fi + Cellular – from 42,990 rubles

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In my opinion, iPad 9 is a great work tool that will help you out in any situation. It has a lot of changes compared to last year’s version: A13 Bionic and the presence of True Tone are just what! Perhaps if you’ve been thinking about buying an inexpensive iPad for a long time, it’s time to take a closer look at the new product.


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