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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) 2020Apple iPad (7th gen) 2019
10.2-inch Retina (2160 x 1620) IPS display, 264 ppi, 500 nits10.2-inch Retina (2160 x 1620) IPS display, 264 ppi, 500 nits
Apple A12 Bionic chip w/ Neural EngineA10 Fusion chip w/ 64-bit architecture
32GB, 128GB storage32GB, 128GB storage
8MP F2.4 rear camera8MP F2.4 rear camera
1.2MP front-facing F2.4 FaceTime HD camera1.2MP 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/acWi?Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, GNSS (cellular model)GPS, GNSS (cellular model)
Stereo speakersStereo speakers
Dual microphonesDual microphones
Touch ID sensorTouch ID sensor
Apple Pencil support (first-gen)Apple Pencil support (first-gen)
Magic Keyboard supportMagic Keyboard support
LightningLightning
iBeacon microlocationiBeacon microlocation
3.5mm headphone jack3.5mm headphone jack
iPadOS 14iPadOS 14
32.4Whr battery32.4Whr battery
250.6mm x 174.1mm x 7.5mm250.6mm x 174.1mm x 7.5mm
490g (WiFi)483g (WiFi)
495g (WiFi + cellular)493g (WiFi + cellular)
Space Gray, Silver, GoldSpace 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.



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