iPad 10th Gen Review

The iPad 10th Gen, coming in at $449, really brings Apple’s base model tablet up to speed. They’ve ditched the chunky bezels, the old Home button, and the Lightning port. Instead, you’ve got a bigger 10.9-inch display that almost goes edge to edge, a power button with Touch ID, and USB-C charging.

But that’s not all that’s new with this iPad. It’s now thinner and lighter with flatter edges, much like the iPad Air and iPad Pro. Under the hood, it’s packing a faster A14 Bionic chip, and there’s an option for the pretty comfy Magic Keyboard Folio with a trackpad. The bold new colour choices are a nice touch, too. All these features together make it one of the best tablets around.

However, there are a few drawbacks. The starting price of $449 is quite a bit higher than the previous model. Plus, Apple’s stuck with the 1st gen Apple Pencil, which still uses a Lightning port—though the Apple Pencil with USB-C sorts this out. While I do like the new landscape position of the front camera, the back camera is a bit underwhelming. And, as I mentioned, the $449 starting price is a bit steep.