Apple updates the entry-level $329 iPad

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Apple is launching a new iPad model. This is the most affordable iPad model in the lineup, being cheaper than the iPad Air and iPad Pro. Today’s new iPad replaces the current $329 iPad in the lineup.

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It has Apple’s A13 chip. Apple originally unveiled the A13 for the iPhone 11. As a reminder, the current iPad uses the A12 Bionic. Apple is keeping the same familiar design with the 10.2-inch display.

When it comes to the camera, you can expect better auto focus and low-light performance. The front-facing is getting a major upgrade as it now houses a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 122-degree view angle.

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Apple is also bringing center stage to the iPad. This feature automatically detects what is happening during a video call and crops the image to that part of the video feed in real time. It’s going to improve your family video-conferencing sessions.

The entry-level iPad is also getting True Tone for the first time. This is a kind of white-balance adjustment feature for the display. Like the previous version, the new iPad supports the first-generation Apple Pencil with its built-in Lightning connector.

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The new iPad will be available next week for $329 with 64GB (instead of 32GB for the previous generation). You can also get a model with cellular connectivity and schools can buy this iPad for $299. This iPad model comes in Silver and Space Grey.

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