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Apple Showcases new 8th Generation iPad; features A12 Processor

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Alongside the announcement of the new iPad Pro 2020 model, Apple has also debuted its 8th generation iPad, which features the company’s A12 Bionic processor. This newly updated entry-level tablet from Apple comes with relatively modest updates which, when combined, is supposed to give consumers with a much faster overall experience (compared to the 7th generation model).

Apple 8th Generation iPad

iPad 8th Gen

When it comes to design, the 8th generation iPad looks very similar to its predecessor. It’s still equipped with the same 10.2-inch display and it still only comes with support for the 1st generation Apple Pencil. The major difference with this new entry-level iPad is its processing speed.

The A12 Bionic processor performs significantly better compared to the older A10 chip found in the 7th generation 10.2-inch iPad. The introduction of the A12 Bionic processor also means that the this new iPad is equipped with a Neural Engine for the first time, which enables machine learning capabilities.

Unfortunately, unlike the iPad Air 2020 model which features a USB Type-C port, the new 8th generation iPad is still fitted with the old Lightning port.

Pricing And Availability

Apple 8th Generation iPad

The new 8th Generation iPad comes with a fair starting price of RM1,449 (WiFi only model). The date of availability for this new entry-level iPad was not stated on Apple Malaysia’s official website at the time of writing.

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