Published: Tue, September 15, 2020
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8th-Gen iPad Announced with A12 Bionic; Priced at $329

8th-Gen iPad Announced with A12 Bionic; Priced at $329

It has Touch ID in the sleep/wake button i.e Touch ID fingerprint sensor is integrated into the "top button".

Since Lightning has gone, Apple has had to update how it uses the Apple Pencil, as it can't recharge the original version using the Lightning connector on the stylus with the iPad. The new iPad is a considerable upgrade on the 7th generation model that we reviewed past year, though.

The entry-level eighth-gen iPad gets the A12 Bionic chip.

Apple has launched the 8th generation iPad, but it does not quite match the specifications alleged by Evan Blass yesterday.

The 8th generation iPad runs on iOS 14 and it features support for the Apple Pencil. And yes, this is the same design as the previous seventh-gen iPad.


When it comes to the cameras, the new iPad Air comes with a 7-megapixel front camera. Pretty mind-blowing stuff. There are 11.8 billion transistors inside the A14 Bionic.

The 10.9-inch Retina Display with True Tone is being stretched to the edges with super-slim bezels. The back has the iPad Pro's 12-megapixel camera, supports 4K video with improved stabilization. On the Pro, that problem was overcome with the addition of Face ID facial recognition, but that will not be present in the new iPad Air.

Surprise, surprise: The Magic Keyboard works with the iPad Air, and it also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil. You probably won't notice the difference unless they're side by side, but Apple has always pushed to make sure its devices have among the highest quality screens out there, and the new Air is no exception. Those cameras should deliver clear and vibrant photos and videos.

The iPad Air will starts at UGX 2.3m ($599), available starting next month. Available in five colour options-silver, space gray, rose gold, green and sky blue, the new iPad Air comes in 64GB and 256GB configuration.

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