The iPad 2019 was announced during Apple’s September event in Cupertino. This event is usually all about new iPhones, but this time Apple is making an exception by also announcing the seventh generation standard iPad. We also expect a new iPad Pro 2019 later this year, but the announcement will probably take place later in October.
The entry-level model of the iPad will now be available in a new 10.2-inch format. After almost ten years we have to say goodbye to 9.7-inch. Just like before, this iPad is aimed at a broad group of users, from students to families.
With new iPad models, you can choose from space gray, silver, and gold. Regarding storage, you have a choice of 32 GB and 128 GB. Are you looking for an iPad that you can enjoy for several years, then we recommend you choose 128GB because it is a bit more future-proof. Are you planning to use your iPad only for light applications and for internet use, then 32GB is enough.
iPad 2019 specs
The most important innovation of the iPad 2019 is that it has a 10.2-inch screen, which offers slightly more screen surface than the usual 9.7-inch format. However, the screen edges have remained the same, making the overall housing larger.
The iPad 2019 is still equipped with a home button with Touch ID. Regarding battery life, you can count on the usual 10 hours for using the internet. The connection has also remained the same: a Lightning connection for charging. Apple has not made the switch to USB-C, as was the case with the iPad Pro.
Furthermore, the iPad 2019 still offers support for the regular Apple Pencil. What makes this iPad 2019 special is a Smart Connector for the first time, just like the iPad Pros. This will allow purchasing an optional Smart Keyboard. Polyurethane Smart Covers are also available in coal gray, white, and pink and the new Alaskan blue color.
You can buy this new iPad from September 30, 2019. You can already place a pre-order, but will only be delivered from the end of September.
32GB iPad 2019 Wifi: $329
128GB iPad 2019 Wifi: $429
32GB iPad 2019 Cellular (4G): $459
128GB iPad 2019 Cellular (4G): $559
You can also purchase an Apple Pencil for $99.
Are you looking for a cheap iPad, then this is also a good time because the iPad 2018 will be lowered in the coming time and will be on sale at more and more retailers. This is also an excellent choice if you want an affordable iPad that will get updates for quite some time.