iPad 8 and iPad Air (2020): price, release and features

Apple has introduced two new tablets. Both the affordable iPad and the iPad Air have seen an update. All information about equipment, price and release.

In addition to the Apple Watch, new iPads were also on the agenda at the Apple event. Apple has introduced the 8th generation iPad and a new iPad Air.

8th generation iPad

The new iPad 8 uses the previous design of the cheapest iPad range, but works with the A12 processor known from the iPhone XS from 2018. This should make the new tablet 40 percent faster than its predecessor.

The iPad 8 has a 10.2-inch display with 2,160 x 1,620 pixels, an 8 MP camera and it supports the Apple Pencil 1. It is available with 32 and 128 GB in silver, space gray and gold. The prices start at 369.40 euros for the WLAN model and 505.90 euros for the LTE model. It can be pre-ordered now and will be delivered from Friday.

iPad Air (2020)

In contrast, Apple has fundamentally revised the design of the fourth generation of the iPad Air. It now looks more like the iPad Pro. It has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 2,360 x 1,640 pixels. The home button has been omitted, but there is no Face ID. Instead, the iPad Air has Touch ID in the power button on the side.

In the iPad Air (2020) the new 5 nm chip A14 Bionic works with six cores. It should deliver 40 percent more CPU power and twice the graphics performance. Like the iPad Pro, the iPad Air now has WiFi 6. The camera has also inherited it from the iPad Pro, but only the 12 MP main optics without the LiDAR sensor. The iPad Air is also compatible with the Apple Pencil 2 and the Magic Keyboard.

The iPad Air (2020) is available in silver, space gray, rose gold, green and sky blue. I am offered 64 and 256 GB. It will be available from October 2020. Prices start at 632.60 euros for the WLAN model and 769.10 euros for the LTE model.

iPadOS 14 from September 16

The new iPadOS 14 operating system will be available from tomorrow. Among other things, it offers improved support for the Apple Pencil. IOS 14 with widgets and the new App Library will also start tomorrow.

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