The iPad 10.9 (2022) is one of the best tablets you can buy, whether you’re specifically looking for iPads or open to any option on the market. It may be a basic model from Apple, but its specs and features seem anything but basic. It’s not perfect, however, leaving plenty of room for the new 2023 iPad to improve on it.
This is expected to be the successor to iPad 10.9 (2022), and based on our experience with Apple’s current model, we’ve put together a list of things we expect from this next entry-level tablet.
We’ll also fill this article with news and leaks, as soon as they start to emerge – however, you’ll already find some educated guesses about the release date and some other details of the new 2023 iPad.
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- What is that? The next entry-level iPad
- When did he come out? Probably September or October 2023
- How much will it cost? Maybe around $449 / £499 / AU$749
Release date and price of the new iPad 2023
While there’s no news yet on when the 2023 iPad might launch, we can guess because for the past few years Apple has announced new entries in this lineup in September or October.
In fact, apart from the latest model, it’s done in September. So September 2023 is our best guess for the launch of the new 2023 iPad – likely alongside the iPhone 15. However, there’s a good chance we’ll see it in October 2023 instead; either of those months seems very likely, whatever.
We don’t know how much the 2023 iPad will cost, but it could have a similar starting price to the iPad 10.9 (2022), which starts at $449 / £499 / AU$749. Again, this tablet costs more than its predecessor, so it’s possible that Apple will increase the price again.
iPad 2023 News and Leaks
There are no leaks on the 2023 iPad yet, but there are a few things we can guess. On the one hand, given that Apple increased the screen size and changed the design of the iPad 10.9 (2022), we expect both of these elements to remain the same for the next model; meaning a 10.9-inch screen and an iPad Air-like design are both likely.
However, it will almost certainly have a new chipset. Or at least a newer one – the current iPad uses Apple’s existing A14 Bionic, also seen in the iPhone 12 lineup and the 2020 fourth-gen iPad Air, so the next model will likely get a upgrade. upgraded to, at least, the A15 Bionic found in the iPhone 13.
what we want to see
As good as the iPad 10.9 (2022) is, it could always be better, so hopefully the new iPad 2023 will include some of the following tweaks and upgrades.
1. Apple Pencil 2 support
One of the most unusual aspects of the iPad 10.9 (2022) is that it supports the original Apple Pencil rather than the newer Apple Pencil 2. And this despite the switch to a USB-C port , which means you can’t even charge the Apple Pencil. (which charges via Lightning) without adapter.
There are reasons for this decision, but it seems like a mistake overall, and we hope Apple fixes it for the next model.
2. A lower price, or at least no price increase
Apple has raised the price of the iPad 10.9 (2022) significantly, over its predecessor, so for the next model we would ideally like to see the price drop, given that this is the least expensive range of tablets. company dear. At the very least, however, we don’t want it to go any higher.
3. A less reflective screen
While we were largely happy with the iPad 10.9 (2022) screen, one issue we found in our review was that the lack of an anti-reflective coating meant there could be a lot of reflections, especially when it is used outdoors.
We don’t expect Apple to switch to a mini-LED or OLED display, or pack in more pixels for the new 2023 iPad, but we’d like to at least be able to use it comfortably outdoors, so hopefully that this model will have this coating.
4. More camera modes
Cameras are rarely a priority for tablets, and that’s the case with the iPad 10.9 (2022). We’re mostly okay with that, but the absence of Portrait mode and Cinematic mode is noticeable and disappointing, so we’d like to see them included for the new 2023 iPad.
5. Improved battery life
The iPad 10.9 (2022) actually has pretty reasonable battery life, with our review managing around 8-10 hours of constant use. That’s in the same range as most other iPads, but considering the MacBook Air (M2, 2022) lasted over 16 hours in our tests, we think Apple can do better, being given that a tablet is not a million miles from a laptop.
Even a few extra hours would make all the difference, so hopefully that’s a goal for Apple with the next model, as it could help secure the 2023 iPad’s place among the best iPads.