The Morning After: Testing Apple’s new entry-level iPad

Apple surprised us last week with two new iPads. We spent a little time with the new entry-level iPad ($449) that’s been redesigned to match the rest of the iPad family with flat edges, USB-C, and a Touch ID-enabled power button. Unusually, it also has a landscape selfie camera. Inside is an A14 chip, which might not match the M1 in the iPad Air (let alone the M2 in the new iPad Pro), but it’s still a powerful enough processor.


So far, Engadget’s Nathan Ingraham is pleasantly impressed, though other corners have been cut: It’s still only compatible with the first-gen Apple Pencil. Expect our full review and verdict soon. For now, read our first impressions here.

–Mat Smith

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