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*OUT NOW* 10th generation iPad 2022 release date & iPad 2022 pre orders live!

Can I buy the iPad 10th generation? We discuss the iPad 2022 release date for the entry-level variant

Updated: Oct 26, 2022 1:10 pm
*OUT NOW* 10th generation iPad 2022 release date & iPad 2022 pre orders live!

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The iPad 10th generation release date i.e. iPad 2022 release date was confirmed as Wednesday 26th October 2022, meaning that it’s now out and available to buy!

READ NOW: Where to buy the 10th generation iPad 2022 & Black Friday iPad deals 2022

As a result, iPad 2022 pre orders have now been and gone. Following an accurate prediction from Biglad Apple commentator Mark Gurman, Apple launched the iPad 2022 on Tuesday 18th October, and 10th gen iPad pre orders immediately became available. You can read about the price of these devices and where to buy them below.

The latest entry-level iPad, codenamed J272, is sure to be the most popular entry in the range, being the most affordable option, and with enough features for the majority of users, compared to say the latest iPad Pro 2022 edition which will come out at the same time.

Previously it was thought that Apple would be launching these devices at an October event (following the ‘Far Out’ event in September), however, this is no longer be the case. Read below to find out more on the latest rumors, speculation, and leaks on the upcoming Apple tablet device and its release date, pricing, and specs.

NOW READ: iPad Pro 2022 release date


iPad 2022 price confirmed

The iPad 2022 price has been confirmed as $499 for the based model with 64GB of storage space. The higher-specced iPad 2022 256GB model costs $599, with other specifications and cellular packages costing more than this.

Read our How much does the iPad 10th generation cost? page for more info.

The iPad 2022 pre order is now live. Following the launch of the device on Tuesday 18th October, you can now pre order the iPad 2022 at Amazon, as well as the Apple store:

pre order iPad Pro 2022 Amazon

*PREVIOUS* Mark Gurman iPad 2022 release date info

As you can see in the below tweet, just past midnight on the evening of the 17th, Mr. Mark Gurman posited that the launch of the iPad and iPad Pros should be ‘tomorrow’, i.e. today, i.e. October 18th (see below).

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This follows on from the below tweet from Mark Gurman, in which he states his expectation that iPadOS 16.1 will be launched on the week of October 24th 2022. Although Gurman doesn’t mention the new iPad itself, it seems very likely that the new iPads will be launched to coincide with this, which could point to a iPad 2022 launch (not iPad 2022 release date necessarily) at any time between October 17th – 28th, with the actual iPad 2022 release date being soon after, probably October 24th – 28th.

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*PREVIOUS* iPad 2022 release date & iPad 2022 pre order prediction

The first major iPad 10th gen release date rumor was from known leaker @dylandkt earlier this year, though the tweet has been subsequently removed. @dylandkt pointed to ‘late 2022’ as being the period for the iPad 2022 release date, though this isn’t very specific.

Previous iPad launch dates were as follows (the 10.2 signifying the 10.2-inch display), with the actual release date / pre-order shipping date being within 2 weeks of the launch date in each case:

  • iPad 10.2 (2021) launch date: September 14th, 2021
  • iPad 10.2 (2020) launch date: September 15th, 2020
  • iPad 10.2 (2019) launch date: September 12th, 2019

September has obviously passed now, and based on the latest Gurman tweet we’re looking at anytime between the 24th – 28th October. Still, we must admit that November isn’t outside the realms of possibility for the actual 10th gen iPad 2022 release date, if Apple decide to bring it out after the latest iPadOS.

Whatever period it ends up being in, Apple launches tend to be earlier in the week, usually on a Tuesday (or a Wednesday for the Far Out event in September), and the iPad 2022 pre order date will likely be on the Friday of the same week the product is launched, with the release date probably being a week after that.

Have a watch of the below vid from the good people from 9to5Mac to see what they say about the iPad 2022 release.

*PREVIOUS* When is Apple October Event 2022? 10th gen iPad 2022 reveal?

According to the respected (and usually bang on the money) Apple tech commentator Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter, we won’t be getting Apple October event after all (hardly surprising as we’re already halfway through the month, with no announcement). It’s not clear whether Apple have changed their minds regarding the October event, or if one was never planned in the first place, however Mr. Gurman now believes that Apple is:

likely to release its remaining 2022 products via press releases, updates to its website, and briefings with select members of the press

This doesn’t necessarily point to any change in the actual release date of the iPad devices, however. We still know that Apple has scheduled the release of its two operating systems iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura for sometime in October. This is the most likely time and place we will see the 10th gen iPad 2022 launched, along with the iPad Pro 2022, with the actual release dates for both likely being at least 9 days after this.

*PREVIOUS* iPad 10th generation design & specs estimates

There have been different ‘leaked’ reports as to whether the new iPad 2022 will feature an aesthetic redesign, with the removal of the physical button. The aforementioned @dylandkt tweet which has now been deleted claimed not, whereas the Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) quarterly report claimed a redesign would take place, bringing it in line with the iPad Air and iPad Pro designs.

The latest iPad leak comes from the LeaksApplePro newsletter (which you have to pay for), which again points to the Home Button remaining, though a new look for the iPad overall, as well as Apple Pencil 2 support for the iPad 2022.

Either way, 9to5Mac, who previously correctly reported on the iPad Air, have however come forward with the following claims of the features of the new iPad 2022 from their sources, which do seem to be fairly likely at this stage.


The new iPad 2022 is probably going to up upgraded to either a 10.5-inch screen or a 10.9-inch screen from the 10.2-inch that the standard iPads have come with the last few years. The entry-level iPad will possibly also feature a Retina display of the same resolution as the iPad Air’s display (2360 x 1640).


The existing iPads only have Lightning connections, unlike the iPad Pro and iPad Air which also have USB-C ports, but the new iPad 2022 looks set to join them. USB-C means faster transfer speeds and much greater connectivity with a wider variety of peripherals, without the need to rely on adapters.


5G network connectivity is another feature that seems very likely for the new iPad 10th gen.

A14 Bionic chip

The iPad 10th generation model is reportedly going to be equipped with the same A14 Bionic CPU chip as the iPad Air 4th gen is currently. This upgrade could lead to performance gains of around 30% over the current A13 Bionic Chip.

iPad 2022 design leaks

Earlier in August, MySmartPrice was sent the below CAD renders by an anonymous case maker, which purported to give an indication of the design of the new 10th generation iPad design. CAD renders are essentially based on schematics given by Apple (or whichever company) to third-party suppliers of accessories, cases etc. to enable them to get a head start designing their accessories before the device is leaked.

Another leak report from Macotakara has stated however that these CAD renders may only be partially accurate. They claim that ‘Chinese sources’ have informed them that the sizing appears accurate to the CAD schematics, but that the sizing of the front display plus the positioning of the Touch ID button are not included in the specs, so how they appear in these renders is actually creative liscence. In addition to this, Macotakara claims to have heard reports that the FaceTime HD camera may be placed on the right side of the device instead.

iPad 2022 features we want to see

There isn’t much information on the following potential features, so we may not know whether or not they will be included in the device until the iPad 2022 release, but these are some things we would like to see.

  • more storage: Currently the base model iPad has a starting spec of 64GB storage, which isn’t really enough with today’s larger-sized apps. We would like to see the base model disk space increased to 128GB.
  • Face ID: We would like to see this security feature added to the base iPad model, rather than just being limited to the Pro versions, as it currently is.
  • Apple Pencil 2 & Magic keyboard support: Currently the iPad 10.2 (2021) only supports the original Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but we would like to see support for the later models added.
  • recalibrating speakers: Like most Apple products, the speaker quality on iPads is pretty solid, but the standard version does not have the recalibration feature that the iPad mini and iPad Airs come with. This means that whichever positioning you’ve got the screen of the tablet in, the speakers automatically realign to give you the correct spatial audio experience.

iPad 10th Generation 2022 FAQs

Is there an iPad 10th generation?

Yes, the 10th gen iPad 2022 is out now!

When did iPad 10th generation come out?

The iPad 10th generation was released on 26th October 2022 so is now available to buy.

Is there a new iPad coming out in 2022?

A new iPad (the 10th gen) plus iPad Pro 2022 (which comes in two sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch) has now been released, as of 26th October.

Which iPad generation is the newest?

The 10th generation iPad was released in 2022 and is currently the newest model.

The preceding 9th gen iPad came out all the way back in 2019.

How much is the new iPad 2022?

The new iPad released in 2022 has a starting MSRP of $499.00 for the 64GB version, with the 256GB versions costing $599.

If you add a cellular package onto each of these devices this will cost more on top.

Final Word

We’ll be updating this article with the latest iPad 10th generation release date / iPad 2022 release date info as it comes out. Make sure you stay locked onto WePC for all the latest release date info on the latest Apple products, including the iPad Pro 2022, iPhone 14, and iOS release dates, as well as news on the latest OS releases like the iOS 16 release date.

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