There’s a new entry-level iPad with USB-C

The 10th time is charm.

Fergus Halliday
Oct 19, 2022
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Apple's cheapest entry-level iPad just got a fresh new processor and its biggest visual update in years.

The 10th generation Apple iPad boasts an A14 Bionic processor (last seen in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro), a newly-minted 10.9-inch liquid retina display, a pair of 12MP cameras, up to 256GB of on-board storage and a USB Type C port used for charging and other accessories. The cellular variant of the new entry-level tablet also has 5G connectivity rather than the 4G found on older models and comes in four colours: blue, pink, silver and yellow.

As far as Apple goes, it's a fairly radical revision on the original iPad that puts it in line with the more recent iPad Air and iPad Mini when it comes to aesthetics. Where its ninth-generation counterpart had an old design and new under-the-hood hardware, this model has both a new looks and better internal specs.

That said, it does come with a few caveats. It's more expensive, and it won't play nice with accessories like the second-generation Apple Pencil. Still, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak talked up the tablet as a complete redesign for the device that sits at the bottom-end of the company's latest iPad roster.

“With a large 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, powerful A14 Bionic chip, a first-ever landscape front camera, fast wireless connectivity, USB-C, and support for incredible accessories like the new Magic Keyboard Folio, the new iPad delivers more value, more versatility — and is simply more fun," he said.

Apple is taking preorders for the refreshed iPad from today ahead of an October 26 launch.


How much does the new iPad cost in Australia?

In Australia, pricing for the new iPad starts at $749 for the basic model with 64GB of on-board storage.

If you're after more storage or the model with 5G connectivity, you're looking at spending a minimum of $999. Those who want both cellular connectivity and the maximum amount of storage at looking at $1,249.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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