The main feature of this new tablet is the new single-chip platform Apple A12. It is new, of course, for an ordinary iPad, but not for the Apple itself (for example, on its basis is built the iPad Air 2019). The configuration of this SoC includes a quad-core GPU and a six-core CPU.
According to Apple itself, the novelty has a 40% more powerful CPU and 2 times more powerful GPU compared to its predecessor. And the device is three times more powerful than the average Android tablet and six times more powerful than the most powerful chrombook. As a software platform uses the iPad OS 14.
The tablet received a screen diagonal of 10.2 inches (previously used the screen diagonal of 9.7 inches), support for the branded stylus Apple Pencil, the front camera FaceTime HD and the rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, LTE modem and probably most importantly – the port USB-C. As for the autonomy, it is 10 hours.
You will be able to buy iPad 8 in the U.S. as early as Friday. The cost for individual users – $330, for educational institutions – $300. The device will be offered in three colors (silver, dark gray and gold) and two versions of memory – 32 and 128 GB.