At its Time Flies event, Apple introduced two new variants of the iPad — the iPad Air and the 8th-gen iPad. The new iPad Air borrows design elements from the iPad Pro whereas the 8th-gen iPad is the successor to the model launched last year.
Apple iPad (8th-generation): Price, specs and more
The eighth-generation iPad features the A12 Bionic chip and its price starts at Rs 29,900. Apple claims that the A12 Bionic chip delivers 40 percent faster CPU performance and twice the graphics capability. 2 As per Apple, this makes the new iPad up to two times faster than the top-selling Windows laptop, up to three times faster than the top-selling Android tablet and up to six times faster than the top-selling Chromebook.
The iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display and is compatible with Apple Pencil (1st-gen) and Apple Smart Keyboard
The Smart Keyboard for iPad is available for purchase separately for Rs 13,900. There are smart covers for iPad are available for Rs 4,500 in black, white, and three new seasonal colours including deep navy, cyprus green, and pink citrus.
Apple iPad Air: Specs, features and more
The iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, and the A14 Bionic chip. The new iPad Air features a completely new thin and light design in five colour finishes: silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue. The new iPad Air will be available in October . Wi-Fi models of iPad Air will be available with a starting price of Rs 54,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at Rs 66,900. The new iPad Air will be available in 64GB and 256GB configurations.
The latest-generation A-series chip features a new 6-core design for a 40 percent boost in CPU performance, and a new 4-core graphics architecture for a 30 precent improvement in graphics.
iPad Air, which includes a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, now features the same 12MP rear camera used in iPad Pro for higher resolution photos and 4K video capture. The new design of iPad Air features stereo speakers in landscape mode.
iPad Air now features a USB-C port for up to 5Gbps data transfer, which is 10 times faster, for connecting to cameras, hard drives, and external monitors up to 4K. Apple iPad Air features Wi-Fi 6.