November 30, 2022

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Apple iPad test (2022)

Apple iPad test (2022)

The Standard Edition iPad has always been a “no-brainer.”

Where the iPad Pro is for people with special interests, and the iPad Air is somewhere in the middle, it’s the regular iPad that gave the most value for money, the device you “quickly” take with you to the checkout in Elkjøp.

However, with the release of the iPad this fall, this is no longer applicable.

The new iPad (10th generation) isn’t the obvious buy the previous generation was, and now we’ll explain why.

More than 50 percent more expensive

The price of the previous iPad (9th generation) started at 3,990 NOK. For 4000 NOK, you can get the best tablet experience without breaking the bank.

But like most companies these days, Apple has chosen to raise the price of the new iPad.

The starting price is now NOK 6,290. In other words, it has become more expensive by 57.6 percent.

It can be a lot of money at a time when many of us have to save as much as we can due to the rising cost of electricity, food and fuel.

Finally: The new iPad gets the same design with straight edges as the other members of the iPad family.  Photo: Kirsti Østvang

Finally: The new iPad gets the same design with straight edges as the other members of the iPad family. Photo: Kirsti Østvang
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still superior

The picture, of course, is not black and white. The average iPad is still a great tablet.

Apple there also doesn’t need to do much with the iPad to make it the best tablet on the market. Unfortunately, some will say for sure.

Sorry Android fans and/or Apple haters, but there’s a reason there aren’t many Android tablets around Norwegian homes. Apple is in a class of its own when it comes to everything from performance, design and build quality to ease of use and selection of apps.

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Lots of changes are welcome

In many ways, the new iPad is a much-anticipated upgrade. It has a completely new design. It’s not really new—the iPad Pro, Air, and Mini all have it—but it’s new for this model. Colors are perhaps the most vibrant in the iPad family yet.

Who wouldn’t want an iPad in bright yellow or pink? Relax, you can of course opt for a dull silver gray.

Yellow is cool: the new yellow is the least attractive.  Photo: Kirsti Østvang

Yellow is cool: the new yellow is the least attractive. Photo: Kirsti Østvang
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New Finger Sensor: You can unlock the new iPad with your finger, but now the finger sensor is in a button on the side of the tablet, not the front.  Photo: Kirsti Østvang

New Finger Sensor: You can unlock the new iPad with your finger, but now the finger sensor is in a button on the side of the tablet, not the front. Photo: Kirsti Østvang
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The new design without a home button makes room for a larger screen than before, so Apple has increased the size from 10.2 to 10.9 inches. Even better for browsing, watching TV series, simple word processing and the like – which is what most people use.

The screen is not as great as the more expensive models, for example it is not as bright and lacks an anti-reflective coating which makes it more prone to glare.

The differences: It's the screen in particular that separates the regular iPad from the more expensive, larger iPad Pro.  Photo: Kirsti Østvang

The differences: It’s the screen in particular that separates the regular iPad from the more expensive, larger iPad Pro. Photo: Kirsti Østvang
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In contrast, this is the only iPad (the first and) with a front camera positioned so that it doesn’t look like a complete jerk in video calls.

Instead of being placed on top in the vertical position, they are placed on top in the horizontal position (i.e. along the long side). In the words of TikTok queen Lizzo, “It’s damn time.”

A bit of a stupid change

Apple has also replaced Lightning with USB-C. finally? At least now they won’t have the European Union on their back.

Ironically, you have to use an adapter to charge your Apple Pencil (1st generation). If you already have this, you must buy one separately for NOK 109, otherwise it will be included in the box when you purchase the pen. Apple calls for incitementbut I think they live just fine with that.

Conflict: The new iPad supports only the first generation Apple Pencil.  This is charged with the Lightning connector, so an additional adapter is needed here.  Photo: Kirsti Østvang

Conflict: The new iPad supports only the first generation Apple Pencil. This is charged with the Lightning connector, so an additional adapter is needed here. Photo: Kirsti Østvang
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Battery life is the usual ten hours. How much you get depends on practice. You can make it take a transatlantic flight or several days of light use.

As usual, the new iPad is a little faster, even if it doesn’t have the same super-processor as the new iPad Pro. As long as you’re not doing advanced video editing or playing graphics-intensive games, it doesn’t matter.

This is what we mean

It’s also the subject of a review for the standard iPad. It’s not as advanced as the Pro or Air (or the iPad mini, let’s not forget that it’s small as it is). It doesn’t have to be.

So, there may be more stinging with the big price premium – weak kroner, inflation and the like in mind.

It will probably be necessary to bring the entry form from 2013 to 2022, but since it is an obvious purchase, this time you can consider more. Not least, the 9th generation iPad is still on sale, although the starting price has already increased to NOK 4,690.

(Then we didn’t even mention the accessories you can buy for the 10th generation iPad. The Magic Keyboard Folio, a two-part keyboard and cover, will cost you NOK 3,290.)

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