New iPad Lacks Several Display Features of iPad Air

The new entry-level iPad display lacks the anti-reflective coating that helps minimize glare in light, and it only supports sRGB colors, not the industry-wide standard P3 wide color.

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On its website, Apple lists the new entry-level ‌iPad‌ with the same Liquid Retina display as the fifth-generation iPad Air with 2360 x 1640 resolution at 264ppi (pixels-per-inch). Unlike the ‌iPad Air‌, however, the new entry-level ‌iPad‌ does not support P3 wide color, does not have an anti-reflective coating, and is not a fully laminated display, according to Apple's website.

The new entry-level ‌iPad‌ also lacks support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, still only supporting the first-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌. Since the new ‌iPad‌ has a USB-C port, customers will have to use an adapter to charge their Apple Pencil with their ‌iPad‌. Apple is selling an adapter for $9, but one is also now included in the box with the first-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌.

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Royksöpp Avatar
18 months ago


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Sheepish-Lord Avatar
18 months ago
This was somehow glossed over by most news outlets during all the hype yesterday and is yet again another reason this is such a terrible value and I hope this generation falls on it's face. Apple needs to learn a lesson with this one.
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
18 months ago
Just get a refurb iPad Air 4. I’d rather have Apple Pencil 2 support than the new camera placement every time.
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KaliYoni Avatar
18 months ago

Unlike the iPad Air, however, the new entry-level iPad does not support P3 wide color, does not have an anti-reflective coating, and is not a fully laminated display, according to Apple's website.

The new entry-level iPad also lacks support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, still only supporting the first-generation Apple Pencil. Since the new iPad has a USB-C port, customers will have to use an adapter to charge their Apple Pencil ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/10/18/ipad-only-supports-first-apple-pencil/') with their iPad. Apple is selling an adapter for $9, but one is also now included in the box with the first-generation Apple Pencil.
Looks like this iPad was designed by subtraction with a focus on hitting a certain price point regardless of the means, not by thinking about what would create the best pared-down package for price sensitive buyers. Sad.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sherwinzadeh Avatar
18 months ago
Apple Pencil 1 is probably one of the worst designed Apple products -- just look at everyone who's lost that stupid cap and has a bare lightning port sticking out. The fact that they're continuing to support it baffles me, even more so since they switched to USBC and you have to buy another stupid adapter.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KrisLord Avatar
18 months ago
The fully laminated display is the key missing thing for me.

Using an older iPad it’s the thing I notice most vs my iPad Pro.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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