Apple just recently unveiled its new 10th-generation iPad. It features a redesigned design and a higher price tag. For now, however, Apple has kept the classic iPad 9 on sale at a more attractive price. And now you can get the 9th iPad for the historically low price of $270.
This is the 2021 iPad, which Apple calls the iPad 9 generation. It has a 10.2-inch screen and is Apple’s entry-level tablet. It has 64GB of built-in memory, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), an 8 MP rear camera, a 12 MP front camera, and stereo speakers. It’s also likely the last iPad to have a home button and Touch ID sensor for biometric authentication. The tablet runs on the A13 Bionic chip, also used in the iPhone 11 and the second-generation iPhone SE.
Since this is Apple’s cheapest iPad, it also has its drawbacks. The most notable one is the Lightning port on the more expensive iPad models instead of the USB-C port. It is used for charging and data transfer. On the other hand, if you already have an iPhone, this will not be a problem since it has the same connector. But it makes interaction with other devices more annoying. This model also only supports the first-generation Apple Pencil.
If its shortcomings are not a big problem for you and you want an iPad at the lowest possible price, you can take advantage of BestBuy’s offer today. In that case, this tablet will cost you a record-low price of $270. The tablet is also likely to get iPadOS updates for a few more years – this is already the 9th generation, and the iPadOS 16 updates released this year still support the 5th generation model.