Apple iPad (2021) review: Ready for a rethink?

The iPad 10.2 (9th gen) might sport the same display as last time, but this time it's added Apple's True Tone screen technology. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
If you've got stacks of Lightning cables around the house still you're in luck. The iPad 10.2 (9th gen) is still holding out. No USB-C here thank you very much. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The back is still metal and is only perforated by a small 8-megapixel camera in the top left of the iPad 10.2 (9th gen). (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad 10.2 (9th gen) is one the last Apple devices to keep the headphone jack, but will be welcomed by parents happy for their kids to plug in (image credit: Pocket-lint)
A new front-facing 12-megapixel camera comes to the iPad 10.2 (9th gen) and with it Apple's Center Stage feature found on the iPad Pro. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Powered by the same processor found in the iPhone 11, the big screen is great for watching streaming services or surfing the web. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
This is an iPad for those that just need an iPad and what it lets them achieve; surf the internet, watch streaming services, and do the occasional other stuff. (image credit: Pocket-lint)