Apple’s latest iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen) and iPad Air (4th Gen)

Apple iPad Air 4th Gen

Recently, Apple launched some new accessories in a virtual event called “Time Flies.” They have launched many products such as the new apple watch series, the new Apple iPad on 15th September. The new Apple iPad 8th Gen WiFi and Apple iPad Air 4th Gen comes with new software iOS14. The iPads have some exciting features and will soon be available in the market with the price and availability.

Apple iPad Air 4th Gen

Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) Wi-Fi + cellular

The most noticeable thing in the new Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) WiFi + cellular is the design, the same as the earlier iPad Pro series. It is an all-screen with a spectacular 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display with easy and secure touch ID, which is the plus point for the power button, IPS technology, 2360 by 1640 resolution, 500 nits peak brightness, and 264 PPI (pixels per inch). It is a fully laminated and accurate tone display with an anti-reflective and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. It is available in rose gold, silver, space grey, sky blue, and green.

The main feature of Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) WiFi + cellular is the new A14 Bionic System-on-chip (SoC), the latest Apple product chipset. With the A14 Bionic chip, your performance level increases in every possible way, and also the efficiency of battery life is up to 10 hours. It is faster than most PC Laptops. It gives you the best graphics where you can extract 3D objects, video editing, and raise machine learning applications to an entirely new level of performance. It is backed by a 16-core neural engine that can perform 11 trillion operations second smoothly without any trouble.

In Apple iPad Air 4th Gen, you can use 2nd generation apple pencil to draw and paint with brushes and subtle shading. It becomes easy to take notes, marking screenshots, emails, organizing thoughts, and much more. And with the new operating system iOS14, your handwriting becomes as good as typing text and make your sketches into perfect shapes. It supports a magic keyboard for responsive typing and helps in many things like email or writing a short story.

Camera features of Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) WiFi + cellular

If we talk about the camera, it has a 12MP wide camera with an f/1.8 aperture. Along with that, it has a five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, complete color capture for photos and live photos, live photos with stabilization, autofocus with focus pixels, exposure control, tap to focus, smart HDR for photos, Timer mode, Panorama (up to 63MP), Photo geotagging. Images capture in HEIF and JPEG formats. It’s excellent for your online classes or virtual meeting due to the advanced cameras and microphones that keep voices and faces clearer.

For Facetime HD cameras in Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) Wifi + cellular, it features 7MP photos, supports live photos, retina flash, 1080p HD video recording, complete color capture for live images, smart HDR for videos and photos, burst mode, Backside illumination and Facetime video calling over Wifi or cellular.

It offers us up to 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-fi or watching videos using a cellular data network. It supports a Type-C USB cable.

The new Apple iPad Air will be accessible in space gray, silver, sky blue, green, and rose gold in India in October. It offers the 2nd generation Apple pencil stylus for Rs 10,900, which joins magnetically, wireless pairing and charging, pixel-perfect precision, tilt, and pressure sensitivity.

The Apple iPad Air 4th Gen will be available in prices:

  • Rs 54,900 (64GB)
  • Rs 68,990 (256GB)

Wi-fi + Cellular models’ costs:

  • Rs 66,900 (64GB)
  • Rs 80,900 (256GB)

The company is offering Magic Keyboard and the Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Air for Rs 27,900 and Rs 15,900. Both the keywords come with layouts for over 30 languages, including French, Chinese, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Customers can buy simple Smart Folios for Rs 7500, and it is also available in black, white, green, pink citrus, and deep navy.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen) Wi-Fi

It is an upgraded processor that improves 40 percent of the performance level. IT is available in 32 GB and 128GB of capacity with Wi-fi models of 1.08 pounds and Wi-fi + cellular models of 1.09 pounds.

The new Apple iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen) comes with an A12 Bionic chip, 64-bit architecture neural engine, and latest Operating System Apple iPadOS14 and a big battery that offers up to 10 hours of web browsing on Wi-fi or video up to 9 hours using a cellular data network.

The new iPad comes with a 10.2-inch LED-backlit Retina display, a multi-touch display with IPS technology, and a secure TouchID sensor. It has the most 500 nits brightness with a resolution at 264 PPI (pixel per inch), fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and supports 1st Generation Apple pencil and a smart keyboard.

Camera Features of Apple iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen)

The camera features of the Apple iPad 8th Gen come with an 8MP camera of f/2.4 aperture, five elements, live photos, Hybrid IR filter with backside illumination, Autofocus, Panorama up to 43MP, Exposure control, HDR for shots, timer mode, burst mode, tap to focus, body and face detection, auto image stabilization and photo geotagging.

The FaceTime HD camera has 1.2MP photos of f/2.4 aperture with retina flash, live photos, backside illumination, burst mode, 720 HD video recording, HDR for photos, exposure control, and FaceTime video calling over Wi-fi or cellular.

The Video Recording feature comes with 1080p HD at 30fps, time-lapse video with stabilization, slow-motion video for 720p at 120fps, video image stabilization, video geotagging, also you can zoom the video three times larger, detects your face and body. Video-calling and audio-calling enable to any device through Wi-fi or cellular.

iPad OS 14 Features

The new Operating system Apple iPadOS14 gives a different experience enhancing the unique capabilities of both the new Apple iPad 10.2-inch 8th Gen and iPad Air 4th Gen. It improves the iPad’s note-taking capabilities. It offers new ways to work with handwritten notes. This new feature makes handwriting as typing text, and the shape recognition makes your drawings clearer and puts them anywhere in the notes. The Data detectors feature collects all the handwritten text, phone numbers, dates, links, and addresses, and it can easily recognize and do all the actions.

The scribble feature of iPadOS14 allows us to use an apple pencil for handwriting in any text field, and that will help to reply to a quick iMessage or search in the safari browser fast and easy. This feature uses on-device machine learning to convert handwritten text into typed text in real-time to keep your writing secure and private. This new Apple iPadOS14 is eligible for all the iPads as a free OS update.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen) Prices

The new iPad 8th Gen will be available in prices:

Rs 29,900 (32GB)

Rs 37,990 (128GB)

And the Wi-fi + Cellular Design costs.

Rs 42,900 (32GB)

Rs 49,900 (128GB)

The new iPad 8th Gen comes in Silver, Gold, and Space Grey. It offers 1st Generation Apple pencil at Rs 8500, pixel-perfect precision, charging and pairing through lightning, tilt and pressure sensitivity, and imperceptible lag. The smart keyboard for iPad 8th gen is Rs 13,900, which combines advanced technologies, fully portable, and connects to the iPad with the smart connector. The layout comes in over 30 languages, including French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. You can also but the smart covers for iPad at Rs 4500 in black, white, pink, green, and navy.

Reviews for Apple iPad 2020

The Apple iPad 10.2-inch (8th Gen) is very good for those who are on a budget. If you can afford to stretch your budget, you may go for the Apple iPad Air 2020.

According to digitaltrends.com, the Apple iPad 8th Gen is an exceptional tablet for $329. iPadOS14 is easy to use and pick up and extremely powerful for multitasking if we take time to learn. The battery life is excellent, and the display is good for the money. The look and feel of the hardware are old but useful. It is a colorful and clear display and connects to the robust Apple ecosystem. But the 32GB of base model storage is not enough, Single tiny speaker and still lightning, not USB-C.

According to theverge.com, the 128GB version is a good value, but the base model only has 32GB of storage. It provides fast performance and many apps, but no multiuser support and no USB-C. About the iPad hardware, they said it’s thin, light, and sturdy.

The in.pcmag.com, the new iPad is a good option for students, fast, excellent apps library, but the lackluster front-facing camera, dated design, and single-user OS.   

According to forbes.com, the latest model great in performance over the last version. The A12 Bionic chip was first seen on the iPhone XS. The screen size, smart keyboard, and iPad compatibility is improving over the last couple of years. The latest Apple iPad Air is excellent in performance with 10 hours of battery life and has used the most advanced processor. But looking at the price, budget value, and affordability is the most important thing for people whose savings are worth it.

According to wired.com, the Apple iPad 10.2-inch 8th Gen is not much different from the previous ones. The only new thing is its processor, that is, A12 Bionic. The only shortcoming is it has a bit more space between glass and screen) than iPad Pro, iPad Air, and mini. Apple iPad Air 2020 is uniform and slim edges around a 10.9-inch screen, including many same iPad pro features. The iPad Air uses a new A14 Bionic processor, has integrated TouchID into the power button. Its price is double that of the iPad 8th Gen, and the base model has 64GB of storage.

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WRITTEN BY Bhoomi Ramanandi

Bhoomi Ramanandi is a Content Writer who is working at OpenXcell. With an IT background and more than 6 years of experience in the writing field, she loves learning new technologies and creating useful content about them. She loves pens and paper as much as she loves pan and pepper. Give her any latest technology or any recipe, she is always up for it.