The entry-level iPad has long been a staple for Apple, offering respectable performance at an affordable price. Apple iPad (2022) Full Specification. Apple has wholly revamped the base iPad for 2022 with a new design, upgraded specs, and several surprise changes. While the many external and internal upgrades for the 10th-generation iPad (starting at $449) are overdue and appreciated, a $120 jump in price diminishes the tablet’s easy-to-recommend appeal to some degree. The fact remains, however, that it’s an incredibly capable slate and a better choice than most other models in the same price range, which means it holds onto our Editors’ Choice award for sub-$500 tablets.