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The 8th-generation iPad, also referred to as iPad 10.2 inch and iPad 8, is a tablet computer that was announced by Apple in a special event on September 15, 2020 and released on September 18th.[1][2]

Features[]

The 8th-generation iPad uses the same exterior design as the 7th-generation iPad, with a 10.9-inch Retina display featuring 1620 x 2160 pixels at a density of 264 ppi,[3] Face ID support, and compatibility with the Smart Connector.

It uses the Apple A12 Bionic chip, which Apple claims provides a 40% faster 6-core CPU and a 2x faster 4 core GPU compared to the processor of the previous generation. It is the first iPad tablet that includes a Neural Engine, a component introduced with the Apple A11 chip. It is the final iPad tablet available with white bezels on the Silver and Gold models, as all 9th-generation iPad tablets come with black bezels.

The 8th-generation iPad is compatible with the 1st-generation Apple Pencil, the Smart Keyboard and keyboard attachments compatible with the Smart Connector.[4]

It was released running iPadOS 14,[3] with iPadOS 15 unveiled later at WWDC 2021. iPadOS 16 announced at WWDC22[5]

Marketing quotes[]

  • “Delightfully capable. Surprisingly affordable.”
  • “Kick some serious tasks.”
  • “Jot 'til you drop.”
  • “Learn your lesson the fun way.”
  • “Live your best extra life.”
  • “Draw something drawsome.”
  • “Shoot from the hip. Edit with your finger.”
  • “You home theater. Home optional.”
  • “Take your to-do list to go.”[6]

References[]

  1. Apple Event — September 15 by Apple, YouTube. 2020-09-15.
  2. Apple introduces eighth-generation iPad with a huge jump in performance, Apple Inc. 2020-09-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dieter Bohn (September 23, 2020). The New 2020 iPad isn't enough for Zoom school. The Verge. Archived from the original on March 25, 2021. Retrieved on May 29, 2021.
  4. Julian Chokkattu (January 8, 2021). The Best iPad Accessories. Wired. Archived from the original on January 24, 2021. Retrieved on May 29, 2021.
  5. Tom Bedford (April 20, 2021). iPadOS 14.5 release date, compatible iPads and every new feature on your tablet. TechRadar. Archived from the original on 2021-04-30. Retrieved on May 14, 2021.
  6. iPad 10.2-inch, Apple Inc. Archived 2020-09-15.

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