Everything we know about the iPad 8 so far, including price, release date, specs, features and accessories.
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cost: $ 329
Display: 10.2 inches (2160 x 1620 pixels)
Storage: 32GB, 128GB
CPU: A12 Bionic
video recording: 1080p at 30 fps
front camera: 1.2MP
Battery life (claimed): Up to 9 hours
Shape: 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches
Weight: 1.08 pounds
iPad 8 release date
The iPad 8th generation is available to order at Apple.com right now. The iPad will be available from September 18 in many retail stores. See how to pre-order iPad 8.
IPad 8 price and configuration
The iPad 8th generation has the same price as the previous model at $ 329 for the Wi-Fi model and $ 459 for the Wi-Fi + cellular model. The device is available in 32GB and 128GB capacities.
If you want to jump from 32GB to 128GB, which we recommend if you are going to download a lot of apps, it will cost you $ 100 extra. So the 128GB model starts at $ 429.
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The biggest upgrade to the iPad 8 is the A12 iBionic chip, which is designed to deliver 40% faster CPU performance and twice the graphics power. In fact, Apple claims that the new iPad is twice as large as the 8th-generation Windows-selling laptop and three times faster than the top-selling Android tablet.
The A12 Bionic chip delivers more than just raw horsepower, as its neural engine enhances everything from augmented reality apps and photo editing to Siri performance.
iPad 8 design and performance
We wouldn’t call the iPad 8th generation design modern. You still get chunky bezels around the 10.2 inch display with the Touch ID button at the bottom of the screen.
The iPad 8 is as lightweight as before, weighing 1.02 pounds and being 0.29 inches thick. Color options for the new iPad are Space Gray, Silver and Gold.
iPad OS 14 and Apple Pencil
The bad news is that the new iPad 8 does not support the latest Apple Pencil, so you’re using the first-gen Apple Pencil and charging it awkwardly in the Lightning port.
The good news is that you can do a lot with the Apple Pencil in iPadOS 14. This includes the ability to instantly convert your scribbles to text for the iPad. There is size recognition to create more polished-looking presentations or drawings.
Other iPadOS 14 highlights include improved universal search, new sidebars for various apps (including photos and files), better-designed widgets for the home screen, and more compact designs for phone calls, FaceTime and Siri.
ipad 8 cameras
The 8-MP camera is not the fastest in the iPad 8th generation, but you should get better image quality to include Apple’s A12 Bionic chip. There is also support for live photos, but you cannot shoot portraits.
The front 1.2MP camera should be fine for FaceTime calls, but we wouldn’t expect the best fidelity.
iPad 8 Battery Life
The iPad 8 comes with a 32.4-watt-hour battery that promises up to 10 hours of web surfing when watching Wi-Fi or video. And he stays on LTE for 9 hours.
Ipad 8 keyboard
The new iPad does not support the 8th generation Magic Keyboard, but it works with Apple’s Smart Keyboard, which sells for $ 159. You can also opt for third-party keyboards from Logitech, such as Combo Touch for iPad, which feature a backlit keyboard and touchpad for $ 149.
The sleek, full-screen iPad Air is more attention-grabbing because it looks and feels like a new iPad, but if you’re looking for a new iPad on a budget, give that performance to the iPad 8th generation Want what you want. We wish it supported the new Apple Pencil.