As you certainly know, a couple of days ago Appleannounced its fresh Apple iPad 10.2 (2020). This is the base iPad, the cheapest, replacement for last year's Apple iPad 10.2 (2019). There is only one difference visible to the naked eye - the chipset has changed. There was an old Apple A10 Fusion (2016, about 250,000 AnTuTu points, also used in the iPhone 7). Has become much more vigorous Apple A12 Bionic (2018, in the region of 425,000 AnTuTu points, is installed in the iPhone Xs and iPhone XR smartphones). Significant progress. Another question is that it's not a fact that you really need all this extra power in a tablet. Although - who knows?
Other differences cannot be noticed with the naked eye. The same diagonal, the same resolution, the same dimensions, the same amount of memory, the same megapixels. Although, of course, for the sake of fidelity it is worth waiting until someone disassembles the new tablet by cogs and compares its giblets with the old one.
Apparently, it won't be long to wait. Fresh iPad has already fallen into the hands of at least a few English-speaking reviewers. There are no full reviews yet, only “first views” with unboxing.
- Tom's Guide: Apple iPad 8th generation review (hands on)
- Engadget: Apple's new entry-level iPad first impressions
- Engadget: 2020 iPad hands-on: Apple’s cheapest tablet just got way faster
- CNET: Unboxing Apple's cheapest new iPad (iPad 8)
- Karl Conrad: iPad 8th Generation unboxing and setup!
Do not go to the fortune-teller, in the coming days there will be about another car of reviews. We, as usual, will carefully collect them on the device page on our website.
Pre-orders are already open. There are links to stores there, on the device page. It is curious, by the way, to compare the current cost of the new and last year's ipads, since the old models are still on sale.
32 GB Wi-Fi ₽29,990 ($ 399) ₽27,990 ($ 372)
128 GB Wi-Fi ₽38,990 ($ 519) ₽34,990 ($ 465)
32 GB LTE ₽41,990 ($ 558) ₽38,990 ($ 519)
128 GB LTE ₽50,990 ($ 678) ₽45,990 ($ 612)
The difference is from two to five thousand. What do you think a faster chip is worth that kind of money?
Key features of Apple iPad 10.2 (2020):
Screen S-IPS, 10.2 ″, 2160 × 1620, 265 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronApple A12 Bionic
2.5 GHz, 2 x Vortex, 4 x Energy Efficient, Apple GPU
Memory ROM 32-128 GB, no memory card
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,11-14,17,19-21,25,26,29,30,34,38-41,66,71
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 32.40 Wh
Dimensions 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm
Rear camera: 8 MP, f / 2.4, no flash, autofocus
front camera: 1.2 MP, f / 2.4, no flash, autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (front)