Apple today presented a new entry-level iPad tablet, the eighth generation new Apple iPad 8 remains in the tried and tested design with a home button and Lightning port, but has been given a fast Apple A12 chip.
Apple today announced not only the new Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE, and a new iPad Air 4, but also the iPad 8, the successor to last year’s seventh-generation entry-level iPad tablet. However, the innovations are limited in the cheapest iPad. The faster Apple A12 Bionic chip instead of the Apple A10 is new.
The new iPad features the Retina display with a 2160 x 1620 resolution with 264 pixels per inch, a total of over 3 million pixels, and an oleophobic coating, previous A10 Fusion chip is replaced with the A12 Bionic chip, it’s Smart Connector offers a Smart Keyboard support for comfortable typing, while its display is compatible with the 1st gen Apple Pencil, so users can write and draw.
Connectivity-wise, it’s equipped with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2, a Lightning connector, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Its li-polymer battery is rated for up to 10 hours of use to keep you going throughout the day. Use fingerprint as a password, Touch ID lets you unlock your iPad instantly and secure private data in apps.
At just over one pound and 7.5mm thin, the new iPad is designed to go wherever you go. And with an aluminum unibody construction, it’s as durable as it is portable with a solid feel.
Apple iPad 8 price and availability
The new Apple iPad 8 price start from $329 and it can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com website. There are the color options gold, space gray, silver, and 32 GB or 128 GB memory. The cheapest option with an LTE modem onboard costs $559.