The entry iPad sees the Neural Engine for the first time with the launch of the eighth generation iPad with the A12 Bionic chip packed inside. The starting price for the new iPad is just $329, make the upgrades packed inside it even more valuable for the money charged. It features a stunning 10.2-inch Retina display, amazing all-day battery life, and advanced cameras. Customers can order iPad today, with availability beginning Friday, September 18.
“We’re excited to offer customers an even faster and more powerful experience with the eighth-generation iPad,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With its beautiful 10.2-inch Retina display, the performance boost from the A12 Bionic, great cameras, and so much more, the new iPad is an incredible value at a time when, more than ever, our customers need powerful and versatile ways to work, play, learn, and connect with loved ones.”
A12 Bionic with Neural Engine Delivers the Most Powerful Entry iPad Experience Ever
The introduction of the A12 Bionic chip in the eighth-gen iPad means a 40 percent increase in CPU performance. As a result, the new iPad becomes extremely powerful and up to two times faster than the top-selling windows laptop, three times faster than the top-selling Android tablet, and up to six times faster than the top-selling Chromebook. Together with the power of the chip, iPadOS, and Apple Pencil, you can make the most out of the device in terms of work and productivity. With Touch ID, unlocking iPad is simple and secure using just a finger, to keep important information safe.
Distinct iPad Experience with iPadOS 14
iPadOS 14 makes the iPad experience even more distinctive and powerful in ways, including:
- All-new compact designs for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions, and Search to help users stay focused on the task at hand.
- Universal Search to quickly find practically anything, from locating and launching apps, to accessing contacts, files, and information, to getting answers to common questions about people or places.
- New sidebars for many apps including Photos and Files, and streamlined toolbars that consolidate controls into a single place, making them more useful than ever.
- Beautifully redesigned widgets that present timely information at a glance right on the Home Screen.
Most Environmentally Friendly, Most Advanced iPad Lineup Ever
Apple has made the new generation of the iPad extremely environment friendly. It supports Apple’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2030. The aluminum that goes into the iPad is 100 percent recyclable. The tin for the solder on its main logic board is also 100 percent recyclable and remains free of harmful substances. The device is also highly energy-efficient and uses wood fiber packaging that is recycled or comes from responsibly managed forests.
Pricing and Availability
The new iPad (8th generation) is available to order starting today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app in more than 25 countries and regions, including the US. iPad will be available beginning Friday, September 18, with a starting price of $329 (US) for the Wi-Fi model and $459 (US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and comes in silver, space gray, and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations.