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iPad 8th Gen Announcement from the Sept. 15, 2020 Apple Event

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iPad 8th Gen Announcement from the Sept. 15, 2020 Apple Event Today the details are announced of the new 8th Generation iPad (and in our next video the new iPad Air). Along with the new Apple Watch Series 6 it’s an active day – obviously leading up to the iPhone 12 reveal (likely in early October) this already debuts some interesting new features.

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Apple announced the eighth-generation version of its 10.2 inch iPad for $329 and $459 for Wi-Fi+ Ceullar model (students and teachers are able to get a discounted price of $299).The iPad will be available in space gray, silver and gold with 32GB and 128GB configurations.  You are able to apple.com starting today with the available purchase date on Friday, September 18, 2020. 

“With its beautiful 10.2-inch Retina display, the performance boost from the A12 Bionic, great cameras, and so much more, the new iPad is an incredible value at a time when, more than ever, our customers need powerful and versatile ways to work, play, learn, and connect with loved ones.”

Greg Joswiak / Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing

 The tablet has been given a power boost  (40% faster GPU) and features the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a much faster processor than the A10 Fusion used in the prior model.  Additional, the new model will still fit existing cases, keyboard cases as well as the first generation Apple Pencil. 

Better, Faster, yet still Affordable

The iPad will run on iPadOS14 and give users tons of features, according to Apple include the following: 

  • All-new compact designs for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions, and Search to help users stay focused on the task at hand.
  • Universal Search to quickly find practically anything, from locating and launching apps, to accessing contacts, files, and information, to getting answers to common questions about people or places.
  • New sidebars for many apps including Photos and Files, and streamlined toolbars that consolidate controls into a single place, making them more useful than ever.
  • Beautifully redesigned widgets that present timely information at a glance right on the Home Screen.

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