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What’s New with iPad 9 Compared to iPad 8?

In 2010, Apple introduced the original iPad. This is the ninth generation of their family. On September 14, 2021, Apple held a virtual event to announce the availability of the iPad 9. This comparison of the iPad 9 and iPad 8 is for you if you’re considering an upgrade from the iPad 8.

If you’re looking to buy ipad gen 9 (ซื้อ ipad gen9, term in Thai), we’ll describe the most notable changes that were made from iPad 8 to iPad 9. These distinctions are likely to be the deciding factors in whether or not you opt to upgrade to the new iPad. Read everything carefully, and then come to your own conclusion.


When staring at the iPad 9, you can make out the words “same as it ever was” from the outro of “Once in a Lifetime” by The Talking Heads. The iPad 9 shares the same design cues as the iPad 8 and iPad 7. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it; Apple has stuck with the same 10.2-inch design it’s had since 2019. Even iPads released before that once were, for the most part, identical, with the exception of some models having screens that were marginally smaller.


Though visually comparable, the new ipad gen 9 features upgraded panels. The True Tone feature of the screen automatically adjusts the white balance to account for changes in lighting conditions. The panels’ dimensions and resolution remain unchanged from before: 10.2 inches (2160 by 1620 at 264 ppi). Although Apple advertises a maximum brightness of 500 nits, our 2020 model averaged 484 nits.

Variations in Appearance and Function

It’s easy to gloss over the many external differences between the iPad 8 and iPad 9. The iPad 8 came in three different color combinations: white front and silver back, white front and gold back, and black front and “Space Gray” back. The iPad 9 only comes in these two color combinations. Both have rounded corners and a bezel surrounding the screens.

Internal Differences

Both the iPad 8 and iPad 9 support dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2, and both contain 3 GB of RAM, an accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and barometer. It’s worth noting that the same 27 LTE bands are supported by cellular-ready models.


There are a few important changes that differentiate the Apple iPad 10.2 (9th gen) and Apple iPad 10.2 (8th gen) apart from one another, despite the fact that their designs and a number of their components are identical to one another. While it’s to be expected that a new iPad would have a speedier processor, the iPad 10.2 (9th gen) also boasts double the storage space of its predecessor, an enhanced display, and a vastly upgraded front-facing camera.

The iPad (8th generation) could be an excellent value if you don’t need a lot of storage space and won’t be making a lot of video calls. If you must choose between these two baseline iPads, the 9th-generation device is the one you should acquire if your budget permits it.

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