|Also known as||iPad (9th generation), iPad 10.2-inch, iPad 9, iPad (10.2-inch) (3rd generation), iPad (2021)|
|Release date||September 24, 2021|
|Operating system||Original: iPadOS 15|
Current: iPadOS 16.5.1, released June 21, 2023
|System on a chip||Apple A13 Bionic with 64-bit architecture and embedded motion co-processor|
|CPU||Hexa-core (2× Lightning and 4× Thunder)|
|Memory||3 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM|
|Storage||64 or 256 GB[a]|
|Display||10.2 inches (260 mm) 2160 × 1620 px (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, 500 nits max brightness (typical)|
|Input||Multi-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer|
|Camera||Front: 12 MP, 1080p HD, ƒ/2.4 aperture|
Rear: 8.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilization, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
|Power||32.4 W·h, up to 10 hours of battery life|
|Online services||App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center|
|Dimensions||250.6 mm (9.87 in) H|
174.1 mm (6.85 in) W
7.5 mm (0.30 in) D
|Mass||Wi-Fi: 487 g (1.074 lb) |
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 498 g (1.098 lb)
|Predecessor||iPad (8th generation)|
|Successor||iPad (10th generation)|
The iPad (9th generation), also referred as iPad 9, is a tablet computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. as the successor to the eighth-generation iPad. It was announced on September 14, 2021.
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The ninth-generation iPad has the same design as the seventh- and eighth-generation iPads, although all color options now come with a black screen bezel, and the gold option has been removed. It is compatible with the Apple Pencil (1st generation), and the Smart Keyboard and Smart Connector for keyboard attachments. It uses the A13 Bionic chip which was previously seen in the iPhone 11 in 2019, which Apple claims gives a 20% CPU, GPU, and Neural Engine increase in performance compared to its predecessor. It features a 10.2-inch retina display identical to the previous models, with 1620 by 2160 pixels at a density of 264 PPI, and includes True Tone technology, meaning the display can adjust its color temperature based on the surrounding lighting temperature. A new 12 MP front camera is fitted in place of the 1.2 MP camera of previous models, which features Center Stage technology that detects the user and moves the camera view accordingly during video recording and calls. The rear 8 MP camera is from the earlier iPad Air 2. The base storage is doubled to 64 GB. iPadOS 15 is pre-installed at release.
The New York Times called the 9th-generation iPad "the best tablet for almost anyone" in 2022, praising its price, performance and features.
|Timeline of iPad models|
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive.