Apple unveils the 8th-gen iPad with A12 Bionic chip and a Neural Engine

Apple iPad 2020 unveiled specs price Nepal features availability

Apple announced the eight generation iPad during the “Time Flies” event. It’s the cheapest iPad you can buy right now and is the successor of the last year’s 7th gen iPad (2019). Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the iPad 10.2 (2020) in Nepal.

iPad 10.2 (2020) Overview

Design and Display

Apple iPad 2020 Color Options

There is nothing new about the design and looks of the 8th generation iPad. The body of the new iPad measures 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29-inches. The Wi-Fi-only model weighs around 490 while the WiFi + Cellular model is slightly heavier at 495 grams.

Its 10.2-inch IPS display has multi-touch support. The display has a pixel density of 264 PPI. Apple is claiming up to 500 nits of brightness. The panel supports the first-generation Apple Pencil and has an oleophobic coating on top to avoid fingerprints.

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The biggest talking point of the device is its performance. It features the A12 Bionic chip that offers up to 40% faster performance than its predecessor which had A10 Bionic. Similarly, graphics performance has been boosted by up to two times. Apple claims that the new iPad is twice as fast as the top-selling Windows laptops, up to three times faster than top-selling Android tablets, and up to 6 times faster than the top-selling Chromebook. The new iPad 2020 is also the first in the lineup to come with a neural engine. It enables the device to run machine learning algorithms and AR apps.

iPadOS 14

The new iPad ships with iPadOS 14. It now comes with redesigned widgets, new sidebars, a streamlined toolbar, an Universal Search feature, and a new compact design for FaceTime and calls. It also improves the Apple Pencil experience and supports an external keyboard as well. For example, the new iPad 2020 supports Smart Selection that uses Machine Learning to differentiate handwriting from drawing. Similarly, it also supports Shape recognition and Data Detectors. The other change is the introduction of the Scribble feature. With this users will be able to handwrite directly in any field text using the Apple Pencil.

iPad 2020 and Apple Pencil

Rest of the Specs

The 8MP rear camera has an aperture of f/2.4. It can record 1080p videos at 30fps. Similarly, the 8th generation iPad can shoot 720p slo-mo videos at 120fps. There is also the Touch ID for security purposes. It has a 32.4 Watt-Hour battery that can last up to 10 hours on web surfing (on W-Fi) or up to 9 hours on a cellular data network.

Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) Specifications:

  • Body: 9.8H x 6.8W x 0.29D-inches; 490gm (WiFi), 495gm (+ Cellular)
  • Display: 10.2-inches LED-backlit IPS Retina Display; 500 nits, Fingerprint resistant
  • Resolution: 2160 x 1620 pixels; 264 PPI; 4:3 aspect ratio
  • OS: iPadOS 14
  • Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • Rear Camera: 8MP f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 1.2MP f/2.4 aperture
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS/GNSS (Cellular variant) /iBeacon, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Barometer, Three-axis Gyro
  • Battery: 32.4Wh (non-removable)

Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) Price in Nepal and Availability

Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) will go on sale starting from September 18 with price starts at $329 and $459 for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular model, respectively. We expect the Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) to launch in Nepal later with a starting price of NPR 55,000.

iPad 2020 Model Price (US) Price in Nepal (Expected)
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 32GB, Wi-Fi $329 NPR 55,000
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 32GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular $459 NPR 75,000
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 128GB, Wi-Fi $429 NPR 70,000
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020): 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular $559 NPR 90,000
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