Apple new iPad 8th Gen starting at $329 now comes with Apple A12 Bionic Chip

Apple in its ‘Time Flies’ event has introduced its entry level iPad with an Apple A12 Bionic processor integrated into it. The new iPad 8th Gen is now said to be 40 percent faster than the previous generation iPad.

Price and Availability

The new iPad 8th Gen will be available in below 2 storage and connectivity variants:

  • Rs 29,900 for the 32GB WiFi model, Rs 41,900 for 32GB WiFi+Cellular model
  • Rs 37,900 for the 128GB WiFi model, Rs 49,900 for the 128GB WiFi+Cellular version

The new iPad 8th gen will be available in 3 color options: Silver, Space Grey and Gold. Availability starts this Friday, September 18th  in the USA. The availability in Indian markets is yet to be announced by the company.

Apple iPad 8th Gen Specification and Features

The new iPad 8th Gen is now refreshed by Apple’s A12 Bionic Processor that the company claims can outperform today’s popular Windows laptops, Chromebooks and the most powerful Android tablets in the market. It comes with 10.2 inch LED backlit Retina Display with 2160 x 1620 pixels resolution. The display can go upto 500 nits of brightness levels. The 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera is unchanged compared to the previous iPad generation. The physical home button with Touch ID is retained here.

The new iPad 8th Gen will come with Apple’s latest iPadOS 14 out of the box.

Apple iPad 8th Gen Full Specification


>Space Grey




9.8 inches X 6.8 Inches X 0.29 inches


>490 grams (WiFi)
>495 grams (WiFi+Cellular)

In the Box

iPad, Lightning to USB-C Cable, USB-C Power Adapter


>Retina display
>10.2-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
>2160-by-1620-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
>500 nits brightness
>Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
>Supports Apple Pencil (1st generation)


>A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture
>Neural Engine


>8MP camera
>ƒ/2.4 aperture
>Five-element lens
>Hybrid IR filter
>Backside illumination
>Live Photos
>Panorama (up to 43MP)
>HDR for photos
>Exposure control
>Burst mode
>Tap to focus
>Timer mode
>Auto image stabilization
>Body and face detection
>Photo geotagging

Video Recording

>1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
>Slo‑mo video support for 720p at 120 fps
>Time‑lapse video with stabilization
>Video image stabilization
>Body and face detection
>3x video zoom
>Video geotagging

FaceTime HD Camera

>1.2MP photos
>ƒ/2.4 aperture
>Retina Flash
>Backside illumination
>Live Photos
>720p HD video recording
>HDR for photos
>Body and face detection
>Burst mode
>Exposure control
>Timer mode

Video Calling

>FaceTime video
>iPad to any FaceTime‑enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Audio Calling

>FaceTime audio
>iPad to any FaceTime‑enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular


Stereo speakers


Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording

Cellular and Wireless

All models

>Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
>Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71)
Data only5
Wi-Fi calling

SIM Card

>Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM)


All models

>Digital compass
>iBeacon microlocation

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

>Built‑in GPS/GNSS


>Touch ID
>Three‐axis gyro
>Ambient light sensor

Touch ID

>Unlock iPad
>Secure personal data within apps
>Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books

Power and Battery

All models

>Built‐in 32.4‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
>Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video
>Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

>Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network

Operating System

iPadOS 14

iPadOS comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.



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