The cheapest iPad just got better, more powerful and with new functions! It was by the hand of Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, that we were introduced to the news of the company’s line of tablets. Now, we have the eighth generation iPad with competitive prices.

Also called the iPad 8, the new iPad is presented, which claims to be twice as fast as a Surface. It is an update to the entry model with 10.2 inches, equipping it with the A12 processor, faster and more efficient.

The new iPad 8 claims to be twice as fast as the Surface

Supporting this premise is the A12 processor, also present in the 2019 iPad Air, as well as the iPad mini. The price remains at $ 329 in the United States of America, with special discounts for students through the education program.

Highlights include the A12 chip that introduces the “Neural Engine” or neural engine that brings the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the new iPad. Indeed, it is the first time that an incoming iPad has such power.

Also according to Apple, the new iPad 8 promises up to twice the graphics performance compared to the previous generation. In other words, it is up to twice as fast in graphics processing and will be compatible with existing official covers / keyboards.

IPad 8 arrives with iPadOS 14

Apple iPad 8 and Apple Pencil

Among the novelties we also have the iPadOS 14, the latest version of the operating system that will arrive with the new tablet. The new software will bring new features to Apple Pencil including improved handwriting recognition, simulating handwriting.

The new Apple iPad 8 will work with the 1st generation Apple Pencil, as well as other existing accessories, including the Logitech case / keyboard. The company wanted to reinforce the performance of this tablet and maintain its great versatility.

On the other hand, we remain without a USB Type-C port, keeping the Lightning port in the new product. Note that in other products such as iPad Pro and iPad Air the manufacturer has already made the leap to the Type-C USB standard.

Also present is the “Home” button with the fingerprint reader, the Touch ID. Something that is also a rare sight in new Apple products.

Prices and availability of the new iPad 8

The new iPad 8 will be available in gray (Space Gray), silver (Silver) and gold (Gold), with 32 GB or 128 GB internal storage. It will have a model with an LTE connection, starting at $ 459.

The base version of the new iPad starts in $ 329 for the North American market. If purchased under Apple’s education program, the price drops to $ 299 in that country.

The product is available as of today on a pre-sale basis in the United States of America. The subsequent arrival on the market is scheduled for September 18th.

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