Both devices feature improved hardware, with the iPad Air and iPad 8 being powered by Apple’s A14 and A12 Bionic chipsets, respectively.
Apple stated that its new iPad Air is its most powerful and versatile iPad ever, and the device also sports an improved design that is available in five different colours.
On the other hand, Apple said that the iPad 8 is twice as fast as the top-selling Windows laptop and three-times faster than the top-selling Android tablet.
Apple new iPad 8 The tablet sports a 10.2-inch display and all-day battery life, as well as 8MP and 1.2MP cameras on the rear and front of the device, respectively.
It supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, and a Home Button with Touch ID support rests below the display on the front of the device.
The iPad 8 supports Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity, and it is available with either 32GB or 128GB of internal storage.
Apple’s new iPad 8 is available to pre-order from the Apple website, and is priced as follows:
- iPad 8 Wi-Fi 32GB – $329
- iPad 8 Wi-Fi 128GB- $429
- iPad 8 Wi-Fi + Cellular 32GB – $459
- iPad 8 Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB – $559
The new iPad Air is Apple’s most powerful tablet to date, and it sports an all-screen design that houses a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.
It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, and powerful A14 Bionic 5nm Chip with 11.8 billion transistors, 6-core design for a 40% boost in CPU performance, and a new 4-core graphics architecture for a 30% improvement in graphics.
There is also a new 16-core Neural Engine is capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second.
It has a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, and comes with 12MP rear camera used in iPad Pro. It features stereo speakers in landscape mode, USB-C port and Wi-Fi 6 support as well as 60% faster LTE connectivity.
|Specifications||iPad Air||iPad 8|
|Operating system||iPadOS 14||iPadOS 14|
|Chipset||A14 Bionic||A12 Bionic|
|Display||10.9-inch 2,360 x 1,640 Liquid Retina||10.2-inch 2,160 x 1,620 Retina|
|Storage||64GB / 256GB||32GB / 128GB|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours of surfing the web||Up to 10 hours of surfing the web|
|Price||From $599||From $329|