Apple unveils new 8th-Gen 10.2-inch iPad with A12 chip, Apple Pencil and smart keyboard support

Apple today unveiled a new eight-generation iPad with a powerful A12 bionic chip that brings the neural engine to the entry iPad for the first time and provides 40 percent faster performance than the A11, with double graphics power.

Apple claims that the new more affordable iPad is twice the top-selling Windows laptop, three times faster than the top-selling Android tablet, and six times faster than the top-selling Chromebook.

“We are excited to provide customers with an even more powerful experience with eighth-generation iPads,” said Greg Josvac, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “With its beautiful 10.2-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic, great cameras boost performance, and more, the new iPad is an incredible value at a time when, more than ever, our customers are powerful and versatile in ways Requires working, playing, learning and connecting with loved ones. “

Shipping with the new iPadOS 14 mobile operating system, the new iPad supports the first-generation Apple Pencil, supports smart keyboards, and offers Gigabit-class LTE as an additional option.

Apple says the new eighth-generation iPad has been made environmentally friendly and supports Apple’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The new iPad starts at $ 329 or $ 299 for education customers, while the Wi-Fi Plus cellular model costs $ 459. All versions can be ordered today at the Apple online store, with availability starting on Friday.