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iPad 10.2 (2020) – The entry-level iPad

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iPad 10.2 (2020)

Apple announced the Apple iPad 10.2 during the Apple event held on September 15 of 2020. This is the eighth generation version of the basic iPad. This iPad 10.2 is an incremental upgrade to last year’s iPad 2019 with some minor changes. However, the price remains unchanged from the previous version, which makes it even more desirable.

The iPad 10.2 (2020) comes with a 10.2-inch screen and now runs on a more powerful A12 Bionic chipset. The iPad 2020 is the best entry-level iPad to date. What adds even more value to this iPad is that it shares some features with the more expensive iPads like the Apple iPad Air 2020. These features include access to the same games and apps, compatibility with an Apple Pencil, and compatibility with Smart Keyboards.

iPad 10.2 with smart keyboard

Even with the upgraded chipset and features, the iPad 2020 is priced at $329 which is the same price as before. Moreover, if you are an education customer, you will be able to get the new iPad for an even discounted price of $299.

This iPad will also run iPad OS 14, which means it will support new features like new Apple Pencil features like hand-written text input. It also comes with a 20W power adapter in the box for fast charging. However, it still comes with a lightning port instead of the USB-C port. It has a Touch ID for security.

iPad 10.2 handwritten text input

Also, another weak point of the iPad 2020 is that it comes with a base storage of 32 GB and the only other option is the 128 GB option. The 32 GB seems insufficient for most people and it would have been better with a base 64 GB option. However, we cannot expect too much considering the relatively cheap price.

iPad 10.2 (2020) Detailed Specifications

NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm (9.87 x 6.85 x 0.30 in)
Weight490 g (Wi-Fi) / 495 g (LTE) (1.08 lb)
Display TypeRetina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 10.2 inches, 324.6 cm2 (~74.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1620 x 2160 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)
OS iPadOS 14
ChipsetApple A12 Bionic (7nm)
CPUHexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)
Internal Storage32 GB / 128 GB
RAM3 GB
Main Camera– 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
– HDR, panorama
– Video: 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Selfie Camera– 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
– HDR
– Video: 720p@30fps
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
Battery – Li-Po, non-removable (32.4 Wh)
– Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Power Adapter20W charger

iPad 10.2 (2020) Price in Nepal and Availability

 The iPad 10.2 (2020) is available in space gray, silver, and gold colors. The price of the iPad 10.2 (2020) begins at $329 for base variant of 32 GB storage option. You can also opt for the 128 GB option or LTE option or both. The price depends on the option that you choose to buy.

The price of iPad 10.2 (2020) in Nepal is expected to be around Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 45,000 approximately for the 32 GB model.

You can find more details as well as buy the iPad 2020 from here.

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Robin is a BSc. CSIT graduate, interested in tech and digital marketing. His hobbies includes watching movies and traveling.

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