Few moments ago Apple has announced the new iPad of 2020, the basic model of the range that comes loaded with power and news for this next generation without losing the essence that has made it a success in recent years among the general public.
An old ornate acquaintance
With the same form factor as the previous generation, Apple has not risked in this regard, maintaining the 10.2-inch diagonal that was already mounted on the 7th generation iPad. And this iPad has hardly undergone any changes, maintaining its offer in white / silver, black and gold, its Home button with TouchID, being faithful to its 2019 design and leaving all the news inside.
And that is directly where we have to go if we want to see differences compared to the previous generation, this iPad being now powered by an Apple A12 chip that works together with the Neural Engine, a safe bet that gives it power for everything that its users ask for. A chip announced with the iPhone XR and XS, which already has two years behind it, but continues to perform at a very high level compared to the competition.
Apple already demonstrated its commitment to current chips after the introduction of the 2020 iPad Pro, mounting the SoC A12Z, a subtly more agile variant than the A12X that mounted the original 11-inch iPad Pro, so no wonder Apple is bringing back a chip that gives an outstanding result for its iPad 2020.
Same benefits, updated
While it is true that this model is more modest than its older brother, the new iPad Air of 2020, being focused on a different audience, it is understandable that it has more concise characteristics. The new 2020 iPad is offered in two variants of 32 and 128GB of internal memory, will continue to offer Wifi and WiFi + Cellular versions and support for the Apple Pencil.
In the camera section we continue to have an 8Mpx sensor, with identical features as its previous model, which in this generation thanks to the A12 processor it manages to record 4K at 30fps. On the front, a 1.2Mpx sensor for the FaceTime camera closes this photographic / videographic section without excessive changes but updated.
Price and availability
Apple has announced the new 8th generation iPad on the same premise as last year’s model, offering a powerful device that will satisfy most who make standard use of their tablet and you do not want to spend more than € 600 on the device.
In this case, the price remains intact compared to last year, starting at $ 329 for the basic version with WiFi connectivity and 32GB of internal memory, so translated into euros, it should maintain the € 379 starting price of the 2019 model. Apple has not risked with a device mainly focused on the educational sector that has been working very well for several generations. More power as a flag in an iPad that although it has not been designed to stand out if it is a mass device more than enough for the majority.
His availability? The new 2020 iPad can be ordered starting today and will be available for sale next Friday.