Yes, I was wrong. I did not think Apple would use precious iPhone 11 time for a new iPad, but that is exactly what happened. No, not even a new iPad Pro. Instead, Apple found time to show off the entry-level $329 iPad model, complete with a larger and better display, Smart Connector, and more. Leif Johnson has details on what you get:
A 10.2-inch Retina display with nearly 3.5 million pixels. This may not seem like huge difference, but it should be palpable when you’re drawing or scribbling notes. Unfortunately though, unlike with the new iPad Pros, you’ll still have to suffer some big bezels.
Tech writers don’t like bezels. Customers don’t care. Have you seen the new Google Pixel 4?
The new iPad runs iPadOS 13, works with the first generation Appel Pencil, and the full-sized Smart Keyboard. Apple likes to sell hardware. Even better, buy any new Mac, iPhone, or iPad and get one year of Apple TV+ (a $4.99 a month value). It’s like getting a new iPad for $270.