NEW Apple iPad (5th Gen): Unboxing & Review

by birtanpublished on November 22, 2020

Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Board with a brand new iPad to take a look at but it's not entirely brand new it's got a new design it's got a new name a familiar name iPad gone is iPad air 2 which this is replacing then the big news here is that it's cheaper starts off at 329 where the previous Mouse started off at 399 that definitely comes with some compromises to get down to that price level but we also get some upgraded specs now once again I've got myself into trouble here because I have to unbox every color so we have three colors to take a look at here silver gold and Space Gray one of them is LTE

So we get LTE cellular data the others are just Wi-Fi so cracking into these boxes the first thing we'll see here is a pretty familiar sight so the front of these iPads look identical to the iPad air and the iPad air 2 so the changes in the design really come down to dimensions and some of the details and the court will take a pulse look at it in terms of the accessories we do get some paperwork now if you have a cellular model you will get a sim ejection tool so you can pop out the Apple SIM and replace it if you need to now the Apple SIM is something we've

Seen for a few years this allows you to sign up with a variety of carriers without buying a specific SIM for that carrier so unfortunately this iPad does not get the embedded SIM of the latest iPad pros but moving on we have some basic paperwork and a set of Apple stickers when it comes down to accessories we get a 12 watt power supply along with a lightning cable now this ipad has a fairly big battery 32.4 watt hours which is good for about 10 hours of general use now that is quite a bit bigger than the batteries in the iPad air tube and the iPad pro which are

About 27 hours but again they deliver about the same battery life now really the best way to summarize this iPad is that they've combined the original iPad air with the iPad air 2 so we have the same dimensions and overall chassis design of the iPad air one but it picks up the design and most of the features of the iPad air 2 and has been upgraded with the latest 89 CPUs so on one side it's an upgraded iPad air 2 on the other side it's a step back to the iPad air 1 now if you draw a line of succession from the original iPad to this iPad this should be the 7th generation iPad but

Apple is actually calling this the 5th generation iPad that's because they're not including the iPad Air's so the iPad Air's although gone in name might return later with a new generation so we'll see what happens later this year so taking a close look at the hardware design for the most part this has all the same features of the iPad air 2 so that includes an 8 megapixel iSight camera good for 1080p HD video we also have an F 2.4 aperture so no changes to the camera back here it's still a pretty decent camera overall toward the bottom

Edge we have a set of stereo speakers flanking a lightning connector so no quad speakers like the iPad pro but of course like all iPads we still get a headphone jack we also get a set of dual microphones mounted toward the top Center now in my case of course I have to Wi-Fi miles and a cellular model so the cellular model has a plastic window which is used for radio transparency for the LTE radios and GPS antennas and also like other modern iPads we also have an inset Apple logo which is polished and color matched to the body also returning from the iPad air 2 is touch ID so this

Is the cheapest device with touch ID built in now this is the first generation touch ID sensors so it's not quite as fast as the latest touch ID 2 sensor also not upgraded from the iPad air 2 is the 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera good for 720p video with an F 2.2 aperture it's a decent camera but it is getting quite old now so getting to the display this is where things get a little controversial and that's because this display really is a downgrade from the iPad air 2 now this still is a nine point seven inch display with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 good for 264

PPI it's still LCD IPS so it looks great off access but unfortunately it's not laminate to the glass anymore so there's an air gap between the glass and the display just like the first generation iPad air so unfortunately that means there's more light refraction and Distortion so it's not quite as deep and vibrant as the iPad or to the other disappointing factor here is that there is much more glare on this compared to the iPad air 2 which had a much better anti-reflective coating and the other side effect of having an air gap between the display and the glass is that its

Noisier so when you tap on the display it is more audible than that of the iPad air tube or the iPad pro now Apple does say that this display is brighter than the iPad air 2 but doesn't specify how much brighter like they typically do so it's really not clear in what way this is brighter but at first glance it's really hard to tell the difference I think the biggest difference when you look at these display side-by-side really is the color the had 50 owner Asian is quite a bit warmer than the iPad air 2 so for me the colors actually look a bit richer on the newest

IPad compared to the cooler colors of the iPad air 2 now there are a few visual differences between the new iPad and the iPad air 2 obviously the new iPad is thicker and those will be thicker than the iPad air 2 but the same thickness as the original iPad air 1 it's also slightly heavier at just over 1 pound but there are some other visual cues so for example the polished Shaffers are gone with a new iPad a said we get these matte chamfers it's very similar to what they did with the iPhone se so either this is a cost-cutting decision or it's part of the new design

Aesthetic in addition to removing these champers on the buttons and the polished recession between the volume controls the volume controls are more widely spaced on the new iPad the microphones are also in a different location you'll find them at the top Center versus around the camera module toward the bottom edge the speakers have also been tweaked with larger perforations and they're not quite as wide there are a few visual cues that tell us that this is based on the original iPad air which includes the location of the microphones which are in the same spot as the

Original iPad air same with the location of the SIM trace they're farther down on the iPad air 1 and the newest iPad compared to the iPad air 2 and the new pros when it comes down to it really the only part that's upgraded here is the processor so we go from the a 8x in the iPad air 2 to the a 9 we definitely see some performance gains here if we look at our geek pen scores and they're pretty significant so that makes this iPad much more future-proof compared to the iPad air 2 now although it's a year old the iPad pro is still much more powerful with the a9x processor so we

Definitely see better Geekbench performance there when it comes down to features and software there really is no difference between the iPad air 2 and this one there's nothing new nothing removed but it doesn't have some of the things that the iPad pro has such as the smart connector for a keyboard accessory or support for Apple pencil but everything else is the same including multi-window in for multitasking and the overall iowa's 10 experience is identical just smoother thanks to the faster a 9 processor although we're getting the new a9 chip and the m9

Motion coprocessor this does not feature wireless siri so unfortunately you still need to be connected to power in order to use the hey siri command so ultimately this is not the most exciting new iPad to come out but it's definitely the most affordable at 3:29 it's more affordable the iPad Mini 4 it also makes it a great entry point for a lot of people who have not yet purchase an iPad instead of focusing on design and details that may not really matter they focus on performance to make sure that this tablet works for years to come so though

This is not my personal iPad of choice and if you have an iPad air 2 you probably shouldn't bother upgrading but for new tablet customers or people upgrading from older iPads this is definitely the best value we've seen today alright guys hope you enjoyed this look at the new iPad if you did please give this video a thumbs up to let me know and I'll see you again in my next video

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