In its ‘Time Flies’ event, Apple launches its latest iPad, including the iPad Air (4th Gen) with 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, A14 Bionic 5nm chip, and iPad (8th Gen) with 10.2-inch Retina Display and A12 Bionic chip.
The entry-level, eight-generation iPad (2020) costs $329 for the Wi-Fi-only model and $459 for Wi-Fi + Cellular with 32GB of storage, and the 128GB goes for $429/$559. The 8th gen iPad will be available in silver, space gray, and gold color options.
The new iPad 8th Gen (2020) definitely maintained the 2019’s iPad price tag of $329, but education customers will also be able to get the new iPad for a discounted $299. While Pre-orders start today and will be available this Friday, September 18th.
The Apple eighth-generation iPad is an updated version of the predecessor, it is more of an entry-level iPad that offers a 10.2-inch Retina Display and comes with support for Apple Pencil, and a Smart Keyboard as its accessories.
Other features include an 8-megapixels camera, Gigabit LTE, and it features a standard Touch ID home button. Instead of the USB-C port that’s used by Apple’s laptops, including the new iPad Air, the company substituted for the Lightning port.
The new iPad 8th Generation major difference with the 2019 model is the better and upgraded A12 Bionic chipset with 2x faster graphics at the helm, with its 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU.
Obviously, this is the first time that Apple is bringing its “Neural Engine” processing capabilities to its entry-level iPad. Another essential feature is that the new iPad will run on iPadOS 14 that offers new features.
The new iPad will be available in space gray, silver, and gold colors. It comes with support for up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, and up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi + Cellular models.