iPad 9 Discontinued, iPad 10 Now Starts at $349

Apple today discontinued the ninth-generation iPad, which was the final iPad model that it sold with a Lightning port. In addition, Apple lowered the price of the tenth-generation iPad, which now starts at $349 in the U.S. instead of $449.

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The ninth-generation iPad started at $329 in the U.S., so the tenth-generation iPad is now much closer to that price point.

Despite the ninth-generation iPad being discontinued, the original Apple Pencil with a Lightning connector remains available for $99.

Apple's entire iPad lineup is now equipped with USB-C ports, excluding refurbished models.

There were no hardware changes to the iPad 10 or the iPad mini announced today, with only the iPad Pro and iPad Air lineups receiving updates.

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Top Rated Comments

CalMin Avatar
2 weeks ago
I know that this 'base' basic level iPad is old news to most, but this is an amazing amount of technology packed into a single device for under $400.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
2 weeks ago
When Amazon or BestBuy has this for $279, it's a great buy.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oofio2461 Avatar
2 weeks ago
RIP the home button.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brownpaw Avatar
2 weeks ago

Useless thing. In few years it will be slower than the iPhone 4 when it got updated to iOS 7. Few bucks more and here is the iPad Air 11
Speak for yourself. I don't want to spend $600 to stream stuff in the kitchen but I will pay $350.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Slix Avatar
2 weeks ago

Useless thing. In few years it will be slower than the iPhone 4 when it got updated to iOS 7. Few bucks more and here is the iPad Air 11
Have you actually used any of these devices you're talking about? The current (even base model) iPads are more than capable for basic stuff. Heck, even an iPad Air 2 or 3 is good enough I'd say, despite being on older software. $349 to $599 is more than a "few bucks".
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikedop Avatar
2 weeks ago

best colors across the ipad lineup
Agreed. Still don't feel like $349 is worth it though. I'll wait for that $249 sale at Best Buy or wherever next.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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