The Apple iPad has been considered by many to be the tablet to be beaten. It is, in fact, one of the best selling tablets in the world – no doubt about that. There is little wonder to why that is the case as well. There is an iPad for everyone, you have the iPad Mini for those looking for a small piece of kit to go around with. It is larger than a smartphone too, so doing some reading and movie watching does not hurt. There is the iPad Pro variants that are built for pure productivity and creative flow. They are designed with the Apple Pencil in mind too of course. Then there is the ever so popular form factor that is the regular 9.8-inch iPad. Except that this is not a 9.8-inch tablet any longer.
The new 7th generation iPad is now a 10.2-inch tablet, a little larger display than before. The body is not bigger though, it is the same slim sized body as the iPads that came before. Yes, like the iPhone 11, the 7th generation iPad is made with ‘100% Recycled Aluminium’, whatever that means.
The new iPad is not made to be a workhorse like an iPad Pro, but it is still powerful enough to work the magic that is the iPad OS. It packs an A10 Fusion processing chip, which is not the latest processing chip, we admit. For what it is though, the A10 is powerful enough to do more than just processing a word document or scroll through an eBook. It is powerful enough to run some games when you want to.
Of course this is made for more than just entertaining you. It is built with some productivity in mind too that is why it is Apple Pencil compatible and they built a slim keyboard case to go with your Apple iPad. Still the Retina display is pretty enough to make Netflix look good on the iPad on-the-go.
The Apple iPad retails in the US for US$ 329 and will be available in store 20th September 2019 onward. For Malaysia, the site says ‘check back for availability’, means we do not know when it is coming. We can tell you that we are expecting it from October 2019 onward. You can start ordering yours now from the site with the starting price of MYR 1,449 though. That is for a 32GB option and without a SIM card slot. You have the option to go for a 128GB storage option and add a SIM card slot too. The colour options are Space Gray, Silver, and Gold.