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10.2-inch iPad gets a big $60 discount


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Apple's 10.2-inch iPad is old but irresistible after a $60 discount.
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Looking to buy an iPad for cheap? Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is available for its lowest price of $269 on Amazon, making it more affordable than ever after a $60 discount.

The 256GB variant of the tablet is available with an even bigger $80 discount. The 10.2-inch iPad was last available for this price during Black Friday 2022.

Next iPad might offer better video calls


Next iPad might offer better video calls
It's possible iPad 10 will have its front camera moved to the right edge.
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Apple may be making one of the most-requested iPad changes. In Apple’s upcoming budget tablet, the front-facing camera is reportedly moving from a short edge of the display to a long edge, which would put it near the top of the tablet in landscape mode.

Just about anyone who makes FaceTime calls on an iPad can see the advantage.

iPad buyers wait months for delivery as chip shortage drags on


iPad buyers wait months for delivery as chip shortage drags on
Order from Apple Stores around the world and you’ll be waiting weeks to get the 10.2-inch iPad.
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Demand for some iPad models outstrips supply. And the result is customers waiting a month or more to receive their tablet. Buyers in some countries who place an order now will be waiting until March to receive it.

The problem is a shortage of the secondary processors used in the mobile computers. Apple just can’t get as many as it needs.

Budget iPad might get a face-lift in 2023


New budget iPad 9 gets better video chat, doubles storage
The 2022 iPad 10 will reportedly look essentially like the current iPad 9. But just wait until 2023!
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The bad news is the 2022 basic iPad 10 will be a simple “speed bump” update, according to a tipster. But the good news is it will reportedly be followed by a redesigned version in 2023.

While the 10.2-inch iPad doesn’t often make headlines, its $329 price draws in plenty of buyers. Any change is sure to affect many people.

New Zagg Pro Keys adds keyboard and trackpad to pro and non-pro iPads


Zagg Pro Keys and Rugged Book iPad keyboard cases
The Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad (center), a new version of the Rugged Book (left) and the Pro Keys without trackpad (right).
Photo: Zagg

The Zagg Pro Keys with Trackpad isn’t just for pro-grade iPad users because anyone might want the option to turn their tablet into a laptop. The new keyboard case is compatible with the 11-inch iPad Pro, the 10.9-inch iPad Air and the 10.2-inch iPad.

Zagg also introduced on Wednesday a version of Pro Keys without a trackpad for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. And the accessory maker launched a Rugged Book keyboard case for the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 10.9-inch iPad Air.

Brydge 10.2 Max+ rugged keyboard case adds large trackpad to budget iPad


Brydge 10.2 Max+ is available for preorder now.
The Brydge 10.2 Max+ turns an iPad 8 into a detachable laptop/tablet.
Photo: Brydge

Brydge has a new feature-laden keyboard case for the low-cost 10.2-inch iPad. It brings a large trackpad to this tablet. And the Brydge 10.2 Max+ offers 4-foot MIL-STD drop protection thanks to a built-in Otterbox case.

This company’s keyboards for the iPad Pro are aimed at professionals. The newest one for the low-cost iPad seems to be for younger users.

Apple plans to slim down the 2021 budget iPad


The 2021 iPad could look much like the 2020 version. Just thinner.
The 2021 iPad might use the same general design as the iPad 8 (shown here), but slimmer.
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The 2021 iPad is apparently going on a diet. The 9th generation of Apple’s basic tablet will reportedly be slimmer and lighter than the current version.

But the same unconfirmed report says Apple doesn’t plan to change the size of the 2021 iPad Pro models.