Apple updated the iPad today with the new 8th generation 2020 10.2″ iPad with an A12 bionic chip, 40% faster CPU and 2X jump in graphics. Support continues for the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Prices start at the same $329 as the 7th generation model.
Apple also released a new thin and light iPad Air. The new design features a liquid retina true-tone 10.9″ display, new colors, and edge-to-edge display. Touch ID has been incorporated into the top button. The Air includes a new A14 Bionic 5nm chip. CPU performance increases by 40% with a 2X increase in graphics performance. For the first time, Apple is including USB-C on an iPad. Prices start at $599, and the new iPad Air will be available in October 2020.
According to Apple, “Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air — the most powerful, versatile, and colorful iPad Air ever. Now available in five gorgeous finishes, iPad Air features an all-screen design with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, camera and audio upgrades, a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, and the powerful A14 Bionic for a massive boost in performance, making this by far the most powerful and capable iPad Air ever made. The new iPad Air will be available starting next month.
Apple also introduced the eighth-generation iPad, featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip that brings the Neural Engine to the entry iPad for the first time. Starting at just $329, the upgrade packs even more value into the most popular and affordable iPad, featuring a stunning 10.2-inch Retina display, advanced cameras, and great all-day battery life. Customers can order iPad today, with availability beginning Friday, September 18.”