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[* black] Time to take a look at this year's 10.2" panel (top) next to its 9.7" predecessor (bottom):
[* black] The home button looks unchanged to us, but it's still there—no FaceID for this tier of iPad yet.
[* black] This new panel consolidated some cables! Previously, we had to watch out for three cables during opening, but now two of them are thoughtfully overlapped, leaving us with just two cables to avoid. How nice.
[* black] The battery is labeled A1484 and rated for 32.9 Wh—the exact same battery as [guide|105416|last year|stepid=198954|new_window=true], despite the extra space in this year's larger case. After the iPhone battery upgrade we just saw, we're a little disappointed the iPad didn't get the same treatment.
[* icon_note] Still, Apple seems to squeeze some extra life out of the battery this time. This iPad has the same claimed 10 hours of life as the iPad 6, but with a bigger screen.
[* black] Meanwhile, here's a gorgeous close-up of that incredible 1.2-megapixel selfie cam. Such resolution!

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