Those enhancements are because of the brand new A12 Bionic chipset contained in the iPad. For the unaware, the A12 Bionic is the chipset you’d discover contained in the iPhone XS collection, and the iPhone XR. The processor comes with a 6 core CPU and a 4 core GPU. As a outcome, the brand new iPad presents a 40% sooner CPU efficiency as in comparison with final yr’s iPad. Plus, the Eighth-gen iPad additionally presents 2x sooner GPU efficiency as in comparison with the Seventh-gen iPad.
Same as final yr, the Eighth-gen iPad additionally works with the Apple Pencil. However, sadly, it’s nonetheless the first-gen Apple Pencil so that you don’t get any of the enhancements of the second-gen Apple Pencil. The similar goes for keyboard assist. While you get assist for Apple’s keyboards, there’s no assist for the brand new Magic Keyboard that was introduced with the brand new iPad Pros.
Still, with the improved efficiency, Apple has stored the price of the brand new iPad the identical as final yr’s iPad. Yeah, the new Eighth-gen iPad is priced at $329, which is a superb price for the iPad. After all you do get good connectors with the iPad, which implies you’ll be able to just about use it for every thing it’s essential. Plus, schooling prospects can get it for $299.
You can pre-order the brand new Eighth-gen iPad at present, and the machine will go on sale from this Friday.