A few days after Apple announced new iPads and Apple Watches, some of these devices have started appearing in the hands of reviewers. In regards to the 10.2-inch iPad, so far Scott Stein from CNET and Chris Velazco from Engadget have shared their opinions on the latest low-cost iPad.
Given that this iPad lacks the complete design overhaul seen on the 2020 iPad Air, it’s come off as a bit underwhelming in these first hands-on previews. That still doesn’t undermine what Velazco described as welcome “extra power” under the hood for the 10.2-inch iPad.
That’s because of the biggest new addition to the iPad: the A12 Bionic chip, leading to a performance boost that was “noticeably smoother” to Velazco, even when gaming.