Apple announced it’s 7th gen iPad 10.2 at the iPhone 11 launch event and released the iPad 10.2 on September 29th. And, it’s finally available in Nepal as well. The new iPad 10.2 is available at Evostore starting from Rs. 52,000 (WiFi only) and Rs. 65,000 (WiFi+Cellular).
Apple’s iPad is the go-to tablet; tablets from Google, Amazon, and Samsung are not quite up to the mark. But what makes it a good option? Let’s see.
Apple iPad 10.2 Overview
Apple iPad 10.2 is a larger upgrade to the iPad 9.7 – larger by size. It’s got a bigger display and the same thickness as the iPad 9.7. The design hasn’t changed much. It’s mostly made up of aluminum with glass on top, and a traditional home button.
New this year is the use of 100% recycled aluminum and the smart connector. The later matters the most and is the biggest perk if you’re considering an upgrade. This feature makes the iPad 10.2 the cheapest iPad to work with Apple’s Smart Keyboard Cover and a few other accessories. The new smart keyboard is good however the keys are not backlit and it’s expensive.
iPad 10.2 has a 10.2 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1620 x 2160 pixels. It’s colorful, bright, and supports the apple pencil. However, it’s not the best choice if you’re going to use the apple pencil, you’re better off with iPad Air 2019 for this purpose.
The A10 Fusion is what we get on the iPad 10.2, it’s the same as the iPad 9.7, however, we get slightly larger RAM (3GB). Surely, the A10 is old and is not the best in class but it’s enough for basics.
The iPad 10.2 has the same 8MP rear camera which is passable and a 1.2MP selfie camera that you won’t use too much.Apple’s new iPad focused iPadOS definitely increases the iPad’s efficiency and performance. The support for multi-window, new home screen, and sidecar are some of the new updates that we get with it.
The new home screen is nothing to boast about and multi-window support was a long overdue. However, the ‘Sidecar’ feature that lets you make the iPad 10.2 act as a second screen for your MacBook Pro is great.
Another thing that hasn’t changed in the iPad is the battery, it’s the same 10-hour battery (8827 mAh) and 12W charging. However, it supports 18W fast charging as well, you’ll just need to buy it separately.
Apple iPad 10.2 Price in Nepal, Thoughts, and Availability
- iPad 10.2 WiFi: Rs. 52,000 (32GB)/ Rs. 62,000 (128GB)
- iPad 10.2 WiFi + Cellular: Rs.65,000 (32GB)/ Rs. 78,000 (128GB)
Right now, iPad 9.7 (32GB) costs Rs. 49,000 whereas the iPad 10.2 costs Rs. 52,000 (32GB). So, yes, there’s no point in buying the older iPad 9.7.
If you’re looking to update from some of the older iPad’s other than the iPad 9.7, it’s a good choice. But if you don’t necessarily need the Apple pen and smart connector, the iPad 9.7 will do you just fine, no need for an upgrade.
Also, it’s better that you pay Rs. 62,000 and get the 128GB model. 32GB feels too tiny if you want to be productive with your iPad.