Review of the iPad 2022 (10th Gen): A perplexingly superior iPad
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Review of the iPad 2022 (10th Gen): A perplexingly superior iPad

03 Nov 2022

Review of the iPad 2022 (10th Gen): A perplexingly superior iPad

 

In the month of October 2022, Apple will release the regular iPad's tenth version. The tablet, which sits just above 9th generation device, which is still the entry-level model, but below the iPad Air, deserves to have a big unveiling event even if it didn't.

The iPad (10th generation), which does away with the Home Button and offers consistent bezels and a seamless appearance, takes design cues from the iPad Air. Although the iPad (10th generation) offers some logical distinctions and on the outside resembles its more costly sister, there are significant internal variances.

Is the 10th generation of the iPad the one to buy if you're in the market for a new device? Here's our evaluation.


Our brief take

A great tablet is the Apple iPad (10th generation). Although it lacks some of the features and capability of some of Apple's other models, it nevertheless delivers an enhanced and redesigned design, a gorgeous huge display, and more than enough power for the majority of jobs.

Pros

Cons


 

A smooth and logical design

In comparison to its predecessor, the Apple iPad (10th generation) has undergone a significant, long overdue design revamp, and the end result is a superb slab that is light, luxurious, and representative of the rest of the iPad range.

The iPad (10th generation) eventually gets rid with the Home Button at the bottom of the screen and adopts consistent bezels all the way around the screen, just like the iPad Air. It's somewhat thicker and heavier than the Air, but at first glance, it's difficult to discern the difference between the two models, which is good news for the 10th generation model.

Both include a single rear camera lens that is considerably bigger than the lens on the 9th generation iPad, and both have an aluminum chassis with flat corners that matches that of the iPad mini and iPad Pro lines. Both devices include a Smart Connector, however the iPad (10th generation) chooses to place it on the left side while the iPad Air chooses to place it on the back.

When holding the iPad (10th generation) vertically, the power button and speakers are located at the top, while the USB-C connector and additional speakers are located at the bottom. They also also come in a variety of gorgeous colors. Compared to the pastel possibilities of the iPad Air, the iPad (10th generation) has alternatives that are perhaps more entertaining.

The positioning of the front camera is the primary distinction between the iPad (10th generation) and the iPad Air (2022), aside from a few minor variations here and there. When held vertically, the front camera on the iPad 10th generation is now located on the right side of the screen. It implies that the iPad (10th generation) makes perfect sense when it comes to video calling.

It makes sense, is clever, and vastly improves the already fantastic design of the iPad Air. The iPad (10th generation) is a huge improvement over the 9th generation model and a great update for the average iPad user. It may not be as thin and light, saving such qualities for the Air. It is now receiving some love.


larger display

The Apple iPad (10th generation) offers a 10.9-inch screen in place of the 10.2-inch screen on the entry-level iPad (9th generation), all while maintaining a fairly comparable footprint to the 2021 model and gets the same-sized Liquid Retina display as the iPad Air (2022). Even though it's only 0.7 inches bigger, it's the ideal size for watching movies, making video chats, or occasionally working. large enough, yet not so large that it would be difficult to handle.

It has the same resolution as the iPad Air, which is 2360 x 1640 pixels, or 264 pixels per inch. With features like True Tone and an anti-fingerprint coating, the iPad (10th generation) and the iPad Air both have the same amount of pixels per inch, making for a beautiful, crisp viewing experience overall.

However, the iPad (10th generation) lacks both an anti-reflective coating and a completely laminated display. You may compare it to the iPad Air (2022) side by side to see the differences. The display screen on the iPad (10th generation) isn't as close to the glass surface as the panel for the iPad Air, which results in less punch in the colors and less intense blacks. On the Air, everything seems somewhat crisper while having the same pixel resolution.

That is not to argue that the display of the iPad (10th generation) is subpar. Although the display on the iPad Air is superior, you probably won't use the two versions together and won't notice this when using the iPad (10th generation) alone.

The iPad (10th generation) still comes with a nice huge, responsive display that is powerful and has excellent viewing angles. The fact that it only works with the original Apple Pencil and not the second generation is our main gripe. The first version isn't as handy because it has to be plugged in to charge, nor is it as pleasant to use as the second generation. The iPad (10th generation) responds as you would expect, and it is still excellent for rapid note-taking and sketching.

It should be noted that the first-generation Apple Pencil charges via Lightning. Prior to the iPad (10th generation) switching to USB-C, which we are positively not moaning about, you could simply connect it into your iPad to charge it. Now, however, you will need an adaptor to do so. It appears to be something of a mistake.


 Strength and effectiveness

 

The A14 Bionic processor powering the Apple iPad (10th generation) is an improvement over the A13 Bionic processor found in the iPad (9th generation) by 20%, but a step down from the M1 processor-powered iPad Air (2022) and the A15 Bionic-powered iPad mini.

Although the A15 Bionic processor, which also powers the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, would have been nice to see inside, we can live without it. The A14 Bionic, however, is more than adequate, which also implies that the iPad (10th generation) is capable of running iPadOS 16 and seamlessly too—more on that in a moment.

A few functions are absent from the iPad (10th generation), including Stage Manager, which is only available on the more capable iPad devices. To be honest though, that's not a deal breaker because this is an iPad for everyday chores, and for those, it works perfectly. These tasks include video chatting, watching movies, taking notes, playing games, and checking emails.

Whether we were painting, watching Netflix, making Zoom calls, or playing games, there was no latency. Additionally, it manages to move between tasks and programmes seamlessly. The iPad (10th generation) can do heavier jobs like video editing, albeit perhaps not as quickly as you would want. You should think about the Air or Pro versions for such duties.

The front of the device contains a 12-megapixel landscape camera, which, as we previously noted, has been moved. This camera has capabilities like Center Stage, which allows the camera software to follow you around the room. The new setting is crystal clear and sharp, perfect for video calls. Additionally, there is a 12-megapixel camera on the back that can record 4K video if desired. However, we never advise using a tablet to take the greatest pictures.

Like the 9th generation iPad, there are two storage options available: 64GB and 256GB. While this is good, we would have preferred to see this time around's basic model start at 128GB, or at the very least have the option of it in the price structure. A midpoint between the 64GB and the 256GB would have been welcome given that the 64GB costs £499/$449 and the 256GB costs £679/$599, respectively.

The iPad (10th generation) advertises a battery life of up to 10 hours. Obviously, this will vary from user to user based on how you use your tablet. We would argue that assertion is accurate since we were watching movies, taking notes, sending emails, and making video conversations. However, video calls do use up the battery more quickly than browsing Safari, so if you only use your iPad for video calls, you could get a bit less battery life.


 

Software

iPad OS 16

 

The iPad (10th generation) runs on iPadOS 16, which offers a variety of functions, including the ability to extract a topic from a backdrop and change a message after it has been delivered. As we've already established, the iPad (10th generation) is more than capable.

You may find a list of everything included with iPadOS 16 in a separate feature that we have developed. The experience isn't limited to the iPad (10th generation), so previous iPads and other iPads in the company's lineup will also provide it. Nevertheless, the iPad (10th generation) still has some excellent features and capabilities that it handles effectively.

It bears repeating that the iPad (10th generation) lacks Stage Manager capability, although the iPad Air (2022) and iPad Pro devices have it. To learn everything there is to know about Stage Manager, check out our dedicated page.

However, the iPad (10th generation) will generally handle the majority of tablet-related tasks without blinking an eye, and the iPad software has significantly advanced over time. Nowadays, multitasking is considerably simpler, and the iPad (10th generation) will also make quick work of it.

 

To sum up

 

The iPad (10th generation) is an excellent choice if you're looking for a tablet you can use every day to watch movies, check emails, make video chats, and browse the web. With its updated appearance, it's expected to replace the current iPad for the majority of consumers since it offers the ideal balance of functionality and value for the money.

 

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