2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad

Apple sells many different iPad models, with the 10.2-inch iPad serving as the low-cost option. Now it’s even more low-cost than ever, as part of Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale.

This is the newest model of the regular iPad, as opposed to the pricier iPad Air, smaller iPad Mini, or much pricier iPad Pro. It has a 10.2-inch LCD screen, an A13 Bionic chipset (the same one found in the iPhone 11 series and second-gen iPhone SE), and 64 GB of internal storage. The front-facing 12 MP camera supports Center Stage, so when you’re on a video call, your view can automatically crop and shift to better fit you in the frame.

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This iPad model also supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard (as well as many other third-party keyboards that use the same connector) and the first-generation Apple Pencil, but neither of those are included in the box — as much as Apple’s photos might lead you to believe otherwise.

The 10.2-inch iPad has hovered around $300 for a while, down from the original $329.99 MSRP, and this discount for $270 is the lowest price yet. If you’ve been in the market for a tablet, this is an excellent choice that will receive years of updates and support. Apple never says exactly how long it will continue releasing updates for a given iPad model, but this is the 9th Gen model, and the upcoming iPadOS 16 update will come to the 5th Gen (a tablet from 2017) and later models.

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