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Apple iPad 9th Gen (10.2-inch, 2021)

Apple iPad 9th Gen (10.2-inch, 2021)
alaScore 97

27 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Apple iPad 9th Gen (10.2-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the connectivity and performance. The price and camera are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the design.

screen, camera, price, performance, connectivity


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad 9th Gen (10.2-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Apple iPad (2021) review


The iPad (9th Generation) makes some welcome tweaks to a winning formula

Excellent picture quality ; Refined sound for headphone listening ; Sophisticated front camera

Short on meaningful upgrades ; Design starting to look dated

The ninth-generation iPad cements its status as the benchmark for everyday tablets, though a more thoroughly revamped design is overdue

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Carrie-Ann Skinner (

New iPad 10.2 (2021) review


Apple's latest iPad is the model from this year's new crop that will suit most people

Excellent value ; Upgraded selfie camera for video calls ; True Tone display

No Face ID ; Doesn’t support newer accessories ; Lacks recalibrating speakers

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (9th Gen) review: small updates, still top value


The iPad 10.2-inch (9th Gen) makes small but meaningful updates that keep the cheapest iPad ahead of the pack

Great value overall ; Strong screen quality ; Fast and capable ; Better storage capacity

Apple Pencil's awkward charging ; Weak camera quality ; No landscape stereo speakers

The iPad 10.2-inch (9th Gen) is an excellent budget tablet, and this new version fixes the two biggest gripes I had with its predecessor. It's just as capable for creative work as it is for watching YouTube, making it the cheap tablet you can do the...

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Apple iPad (2021) review: Keeps on improving


The cheapest iPad keeps getting better, and this year's model continues the progression

Versatile ; Top-quality webcam ; Slim and lightweight


People I know often ask me what laptop or tablet they should buy and, if the budget is low, I’ll invariably ask: “Have you considered buying an iPad?” That’s because the cheapest Apple tablet is a wonderfully flexible machine that I know will do the...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

Apple iPad (9th generation, 2021) review


More power inside, same on the outside

More powerful than ever ; Double the memory this time around ; TrueTone very welcome ; A lot of bang for buck

Design needs refreshing ; Accessories add expense ; No 5G ; Apple Pencil 1st gen doesn’t magnetically attach

It might have a dated design, but there’s so much here for the price. For many, this is all the iPad they’ll need.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Martyn Casserly , Contributor (

10.2in iPad (9th Gen) vs 10.2in iPad (8th Gen)


Apple has updated its cheapest iPad. Here are the differences between the new and old standard iPad. How much better is 2021's model?

Apple has left the outside of the new iPad 2021 alone, but the internal upgrades make it a worthy successor to the 2020 version. The addition of True Tone on the display, a much better front-facing camera, increased storage and the powerful A13 Bionic...

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Craig Grannell (

Apple iPad (2021) review: The best entry-level iPad | IT PRO


Although pointing more to the past than the future, this iPad succeeds where it matters

Still feels premium ; Powerful and good value ; Great new front camera ; Extensive app ecosystem

Unlaminated display ; Some dated design/tech ; Uses first-gen Apple Pencil ; Mediocre speaker system

Oct, 2021

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iPad 10.2in (2021, 9th generation) review


Apple's updated the iPad for 2021 significantly improving the FaceTime camera, updating the processor and improving battery life.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Adam Doud (

Apple iPad (2021) review: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss


The Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) is the best tablet you can buy, but it's not much of an upgrade over previous generations.

Great battery life Powerful internals Big upgrade to the front-facing camera Amazing software support Base storage more acceptable at 64GB

Display doesn't get bright enough Lightning port in 2021 Slow Touch ID sensor

“The iPad 10.2 (2021) is the best iPad you can buy today. There are few discernable upgrades over the previous two generations, but if you don't have one, this is the one to get. If you do, there's no point in upgrading.”

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Steven Winkelman (

Apple iPad (2021) Review


Powerful performance ; Multi-year OS upgrades ; Solid front-facing camera

Dated design ; Tinny speakers

Apple's 2021 base model iPad delivers strong performance and an excellent front-facing camera at a very palatable price, making it the best tablet for most people.

Sep, 2021