Apple unveils the latest iPad and iPad Air eighth generation

Apple has also added a few more iPads, including the eighth generation iPad and the more iPad Air, to its lineup.

Starting with the eighth-generation iPad: The new computer carries a 10.2-inch touchscreen, Touch ID screen, and a 40 percent faster A12 Bionic processor, which provides graphics twice as quick as the previous version.

Also the current iPad is compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil first-generation. As it ships with iPadOS 14, you’ll be able to take advantage of features such as “Scribble,” which transforms some handwritten notes into document. Smart Selection is also available, a feature which uses on-device machine learning to detect handwritten notes from drawings.

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“IPad has been much more important now than ever,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook during the interactive gathering, “holding us close to everyone we love when we can’t be there in person, helping students learn online, helping users communicate and share their imagination, reshaping how the environment connects. And iPad offers physicians , nurses and patients with a vital lifeline.”

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The latest eighth generation iPad starts at $329 (depending on the storage setup and whether you are going for the WiFi or cellular model) and is currently available on pre-order, with complete release beginning Friday. It is offered in silver , gold, and space gray with respect to color choices.

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Then there’s the iPad Air which features a 10.9-inch liquid retina display with the True Tone technology from Apple. The Touch ID icon is now built into the top button on the iPad, with an all-screen monitor. You will have the preference of rose gold, green, and sky blue as regards paint choices.

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The iPad Air uses the latest A14 Bionic chip from Apple which ensures that the performance is 40 percent faster and 30 percent higher when it comes to graphics. For those who want to use it for heavy-duty tasks like editing videos and images and playing video games, it’s a lot more effective.

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On the front is a 7-megapixel camera with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera (capable of capturing 4K video). It also has redesigned stereo speakers and is compatible with the Apple Pencil as well as the 11-inch Magic Keyboard case. The company has also swapped out the Lightning port for USB-C, allowing you to connect it to more accessories without the need for an adapter.

That one will start at $599 and will be available beginning in October. 

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