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iPad 9th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen

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The 9th generation Apple iPad was released in September 2021, and the 10th generation Apple iPad was released in October 2022. The iPad (10th gen) features several key improvements compared to the iPad (9th gen). The highlights include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone and an Apple A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. The 10th gen iPad also features a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, landscape-orientated front camera, landscape-oriented speakers, USB-C, WiFi 6, 5G, up to 256GB of storage, and support for the Apple Magic Keyboard Folio.

Price Comparison

iPad 9th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Pricing

iPad 9th Gen prices start at $211, which is cheaper than the iPad 10th Gen low price of $278.

Specs Comparison

The 10th generation iPad has several improvements as compared to the 9th generation iPad. Key specs found on the iPad (10th gen) include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A14 Bionic chip, USB-C, a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, a landscape-orientated 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, and Touch ID in the top power button. In comparison, the iPad (9th gen) specs include a 10.2” Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A13 Bionic chip, Lightning, an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, and a home button with Touch ID. Other notable improvements found on the iPad (10th gen) include WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, 5G on the WiFi + Cellular model, and support for the Apple Magic Keyboard Folio. The iPad (9th gen) features WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G on the WiFi + Cellular model, and support for the Apple Smart Keyboard.

Size

Size iPad 9th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Width 174 mm 6.9 inches
Height 251 mm 9.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 487 g 17.2 ounces

The iPad (9th gen) measurements are 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.29” (D). The iPad (9th gen) features a 10.2” display size. The WiFi-only model weighs 1.07 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.09 pounds. The iPad (10th gen) measurements are 9.79” (H) x 7.07” (W) x 0.28” (D) The iPad (10th gen) features a 10.9” display size. The WiFi-only model weighs 1.05 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.06 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 9th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448

The iPad (9th gen) features an 8MP wide-angle rear camera and the iPad (10th gen) features a 12MP wide-angle rear camera. The 9th and 10th gen iPads both feature a 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera with support for Center Stage. The main difference between the front-facing camera setups on the 9th and 10th gen models is the camera is landscape-oriented on the 10th gen iPad.

Screen

Display iPad 9th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Resolution 1620x2160
Screen Size 259 mm 10.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi ppi

The 9th gen iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2160 x 1620 at 264 pixels per inch, and the 10th gen iPad features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2360 x 1640 at 264 pixels per inch. The display on both models has an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, sRGB, a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and True Tone.

Battery

Battery iPad 9th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Capacity 8686 mAh mAh
Longevity 9 hours hours
USB Lightning

The iPad (9th gen) is equipped with a 32.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery and charges using a Lighting to USB charging cable. The iPad (10th gen) is equipped with a 28.6-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery and charges using a USB-C charging cable. The battery capacities of these two iPads allow for up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours when on cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad 9th Gen iPad 10th Gen
CPU Apple A13 Bionic APL1085 / APL1W85 (T8030)

Color Choices

iPad 9th Gen

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad 9th Gen color should you buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Available in 4 colors:

  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Yellow

Which color iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 9th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Colors

The iPad 9th Gen introduces three new colors not found in the iPad 10th Gen color palette: Yellow, Blue, and Pink. Both the iPad 9th Gen and iPad 10th Gen share one color: Silver. However, the iPad 9th Gen does away with Gray, previously seen on the iPad 10th Gen.
Swappasaurus

The 9th generation Apple iPad is available in two colors and the 10th generation Apple iPad is available in four colors. The iPad (9th gen) colors include Space Gray and Silver, and the iPad (10th gen) colors include Silver, Pink, Blue, and Yellow.

Storage Options

iPad 9th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which iPad 9th Gen storage should I buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 9th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Storage

Both the iPad 9th Gen and iPad 10th Gen share two storage options: 64GB and 256GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad (9th gen) and the iPad (10th gen) are available with 64GB and 256GB of storage space.

Reviews

iPad 9th Gen

42 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad 10th Gen

9 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad 9th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Reviews

Both the iPad 9th Gen and iPad 10th Gen earn 5.0 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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