Apple's New Low-Cost 10.2-Inch iPad Starts Shipping to Customers Tomorrow, In-Store Availability Coming Later This Week

Alongside new iPhones, Apple at its September event also unveiled a new 10.2-inch iPad, which became available for pre-order on September 10 and is set to start shipping out tomorrow.

The updated ‌iPad‌, which continues to be Apple's most affordable at $329, is similar to the sixth-generation ‌iPad‌ but comes equipped with a larger 10.2-inch screen, an upgrade over the previous model.


It features the same A10 Fusion chip that was used in the sixth-generation, along with Apple Pencil support, but new this year is a Smart Connector that allows it to work with a Smart Keyboard, which is sold separately for $159.

The new ‌iPad‌ continues to feature a 7-megapixel rear camera, a one-pound body, Touch ID, and thicker bezels than some of Apple's other more expensive iPads, but it's price can't be beat.


Apple today released iPadOS, which is the version of iOS 13 that runs on the ‌iPad‌. New ‌iPad‌ models will come equipped with iPadOS, which includes improved multitasking features, a redesigned Home screen, ‌Apple Pencil‌ improvements, Apple Arcade, Dark Mode, and tons more.


The new ‌iPad‌ begins shipping out to customers on Wednesday, September 25, and Apple says it will be in stores later this week with launch dates in retail locations varying by country and region.

Apple originally said the new ‌iPad‌ would be in stores on September 30, so it appears to be rolling out a bit earlier now that ‌iPadOS‌ has had an early release.

Pricing on the seventh-generation ‌iPad‌ starts at $329 for 32GB of storage, with 128GB of storage available as well as LTE options. Pricing for schools and educational customers is even lower, starting at $299.

Customers who purchase an ‌iPad‌ will get a free year of Apple TV+ when ‌Apple TV‌+ comes out this November.

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11 weeks ago
I think pencil support, better processor, slightly bigger screen and a fresh battery, I can deal without the laminated display and finally replace my iPad Air 2. I just don’t use the iPad enough to justify spending anymore than this so it’s perfect for me.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago
These new iPads are going to sell amazingly well. At that price point you can’t go wrong.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago


Sorry to hear that. You should consider buying a proper TV...


Define a "proper" TV...between this and a "proper" computer when referring to the iPad or a "proper" camera when referring to the iPhone Pro, I hear a lot of self-appointed gatekeepers who need to stretch outside their comfort zone and realize that that sort of nomenclature means absolutely nothing in this day and age. It does however keep the salespeople at the Best Buy or Dixon's employed and off the streets, so there's that, I guess.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago


Sorry to hear that. You should consider buying a proper TV...

Can't take a TV with me to the backyard, to bed, on a trip, or to the bathroom.Don't want that big clunky thing in my house.
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago
It doesn't take much to realize if Apple have fair prices they will sell tons of more hardware.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 weeks ago
I really wish they would’ve bumped the processor this time around. I’d love the slightly larger screen but I can’t justify upgrading from my 6th gen to this one just for that.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 weeks ago
Woohoo! So excited for the bump in size! This is my primary TV and sports watching device.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 weeks ago
I was disappointing about the processor as well, I figured A11 at a minimum. But the price is great. The Air or Pro for those of us that are watching the CPU versions.


Wish they’d put out a cheap (relatively) iPhone with Touch ID like this. Might as well throw in a headphone jack as well.


Isn't that a iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? You get a slightly newer faster processor but it meets the other requirements I believe.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 weeks ago


Confusing? Possibly.

But I think *most* consumers will consider price as the biggest consideration:

True. For most users even the least expensive iPad is more than sufficient.

I bet most people will never consider an $800+ tablet. Perhaps even $500 is a stretch.

Suddenly... the lineup becomes a lot smaller... :p

It is a special use case. I have 12.9 PRO and it is worth every penny as I can use it as a large second screen, docs are roughly A4 sized, it’s great for note taking with the pencil, and it can replace my MBP in some instances. For me it’s worth 1K but for most it’s overkill.
Rating: 2 Votes
11 weeks ago


I really wish they would’ve bumped the processor this time around. I’d love the slightly larger screen but I can’t justify upgrading from my 6th gen to this one just for that.

I’m happy they didn’t for selfish reasons. This means my 6th gen should chug through new updates as well as the 7th. Puts more pressure on Apple to spend time optimizing the A10.
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Sorry to hear that. You should consider buying a proper TV...

I wouldn’t call it my primary, but I use my iPad as a TV more than anything. Great TV when eating at a table.
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