Apple iPad 8th-Gen vs iPad 7th-Gen: What’s Changed?
Apple has just unveiled its latest iPads which include the iPad 8th-Gen. The latest iPad Let’s see what has been changed or improved compared to its predecessor iPad 7th-Gen and find out if there has been a big leap!
|Apple iPad (8th-gen) 2020||Apple iPad (7th gen) 2019|
|10.2-inch Retina (2160 x 1620) IPS display, 264 ppi, 500 nits||10.2-inch Retina (2160 x 1620) IPS display, 264 ppi, 500 nits|
|Apple A12 Bionic chip w/ Neural Engine||A10 Fusion chip w/ 64-bit architecture|
|32GB, 128GB storage||32GB, 128GB storage|
|8MP F2.4 rear camera||8MP F2.4 rear camera|
|1.2MP front-facing F2.4 FaceTime HD camera||1.2MP front-facing F2.4 FaceTime HD camera|
|4G LTE (cellular model, nano-SIM, eSIM)||4G LTE (cellular model, nano-SIM, eSIM)|
|WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac||Wi?Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS, GNSS (cellular model)||GPS, GNSS (cellular model)|
|Stereo speakers||Stereo speakers|
|Dual microphones||Dual microphones|
|Touch ID sensor||Touch ID sensor|
|Apple Pencil support (first-gen)||Apple Pencil support (first-gen)|
|Magic Keyboard support||Magic Keyboard support|
|iBeacon microlocation||iBeacon microlocation|
|3.5mm headphone jack||3.5mm headphone jack|
|iPadOS 14||iPadOS 14|
|32.4Whr battery||32.4Whr battery|
|250.6mm x 174.1mm x 7.5mm||250.6mm x 174.1mm x 7.5mm|
|490g (WiFi)||483g (WiFi)|
|495g (WiFi + cellular)||493g (WiFi + cellular)|
|Space Gray, Silver, Gold||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
Summary of improvements to the iPad (8th-gen) 2020:
- Newer and more powerful chipset
Based on the spec sheet, the two iPads are pretty much identical and the improvements is basically about the chipset. From the A10 Fusion, the latest iPad 8th Gen now runs on the A12 Bionic chip with a Neural Engine. According to Apple, the new iPad is claimed to offer a 40% faster CPU performance and a 2x better in graphics performance. That means, the new iPad can provide users with better performance especially if they’re using it for creative purposes like video editing on the go or writing notes or creating artwork using the Apple Pencil. That also means longer support for software upgrades.
Apple iPad 2020 (8th-gen) price:
• 32GB – WiFi Model – PHP 18,990 | WiFi + Cellular Model – PHP 26,990
• 128GB – WiFi Model – PHP 24,990 | WiFi + Cellular Model – PHP 32,990
Should you upgrade?
If you’re coming from the 7th-gen, there’s not much reason to upgrade unless you really need that CPU upgrade. It’s a better recommendation though if this is your first time buying an iPad and you’re on a budget. But if you have a bigger budget and want your next purchase to provide you with lots of upgrades, then we recommend getting the iPad Air 2020, instead.
What do you guys think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.