Apart from launching two new wearables, Apple also announced its new iPad offerings at its Time Flies event. The iPad 8th-gen is the company’s entry-level offering for this year that runs on the faster chipset and packs a large 10.2-inch screen. Although the device comes with a faster chipset, it still has managed to come with the same price tag. Apart from faster chipset, the all-new iPad comes with a bunch of other key features. Well, here’s everything you need to know about the all-new iPad 8th-gen.
Apple iPad 8th-gen 10.2: specs, features
As mentioned earlier, the all-new iPad 8th gen is equipped with a large 10.2-inch IPS Retina display having a resolution of 2160 x 1620 pixels. The display also offers 264 PPI pixel density along with a 500 nits brightness. The display supports the first-gen Apple Pencil as well. Under the hood, the tablet runs on the A12 Bionic chipset. Not only the new chipset offers faster performance but also brings the “Neural Engine” capabilities to the entry-level iPad. The company is claiming two times better graphic performance than its predecessor.
On the rear, there is a single 8MP camera sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. The rear lens supports 1080p HD video recording at 30fps, slo-mo 720p at 120 fps along with video image stabilization. For FaceTime, there is a single 1.2MP snapper with retina flash, HDR, Live Photos, Burst Mode, and more. In terms of software, the all-new entry-level iPad will make use of the latest iPadOS 14 that brings a bunch of new features to the tablet. With iPadOS 14, users will also be able to use the hand-written tech input with Apple Pencil.
Apple iPad 8th-gen sadly still sticks with the Lightning port instead of the USB Type-C port which we saw with the latest iPad Air. Speaking of that, it also comes with the good old TouchID on the front which is something rare to see these days. Those who will be upgrading from the previous-gen iPad will be able to make use of their existing cases along with the keyboard case. The new iPad 8th gen also supports the ones made by Logitech.
Price, Variant, Availability
Apple iPad 8th-gen 10.2 comes in two different storage configurations namely 32GB and 128GB options. It also comes in three color options allowing you to choose between space gray, silver, and gold. The WiFi-only version of the tablet will set you back $329 while the LTE one is priced at $459. Education customers, on the other hand, will be able to get the WiFi-only version for $299. Interested buyers can pre-order the tablet today while the release will take place on September 18th.