Apple’s iPad 8: a huge performance leap
Early this morning, Apple officially released two iPad products iPad Air 4 and iPad 8. Among them, iPad 8 is equipped with A12 bionic chip, CPU speed increased by 40%, graphics speed increased by 2 times , with 10.2-inch Retina display and stereo system.
Naijatechnews learned that the 32GB version of the iPad 8 wireless LAN model is 2499 yuan, and the cellular network model is 3499 yuan; and the 128GB wireless LAN model is 2999 yuan, and the cellular network model is 3999 yuan. Now the official detailed interpretation has come, let’s take a look.
Apple today launched the eighth-generation iPad, which is equipped with a powerful A12 bionic chip, bringing the neural network engine to the entry-level iPad for the first time. The upgraded model starts at RMB 2,499, giving this much-loved and affordable iPad more value. It is equipped with a gorgeous 10.2-inch retina display, advanced camera and enough battery life for one day. The iPad is available for order today and will go on sale on Sunday, September 20.
“We are very happy to bring users a faster and more powerful eighth-generation iPad.” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing. “The new iPad has a gorgeous 10.2-inch retina display, an improved A12 bionic, There are many wonderful things such as excellent cameras. Nowadays, users need more powerful and diverse ways to work, entertain, learn, and keep in touch with the people they care about than ever. The new iPad is now available for users and at a great price. .”
▲ The new eighth-generation iPad is available in space gray, silver and gold.
A12 Bionic with neural network engine brings an entry-level iPad experience beyond the previous
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The eighth-generation iPad equipped with the A12 bionic chip has brought about a significant increase in performance. The performance of the central processing unit has been increased by 40%, and the function of the graphics processor has been doubled. Thanks to all of this, the processing speed of the new iPad is up to twice as fast as the best-selling Windows laptop and three times as fast as the best-selling Android tablet. A12 Bionics introduces the neural network engine to the iPad for the first time, which once again enhances machine learning functions, including character occlusion and motion tracking functions in augmented reality (AR) apps, enhanced photo editing functions, Siri performance, and more.
Combining the A12 bionic, powerful iPadOS, and Apple Pencil (first generation), the new iPad has outstanding performance whether it is used for drawing, taking notes, marking documents, or performing other operations. The iPad is slim and lightweight, with ultra-fast wireless connection performance, gigabit 4G LTE connection support, and battery life required for one day. It is not only portable but also durable, allowing users to work with peace of mind whether they are at home or out. Learn and connect. With Touch ID, the iPad can be unlocked simply and safely with the touch of a finger, and important information can also be properly protected.
▲ The new iPad is equipped with the A12 bionic chip, which brings a significant increase in performance, and its processing speed is three times faster than the best-selling Android tablet.
iPadOS 14 creates a unique experience for iPad
iPadOS 14 was launched on Wednesday, September 16, for all supported iPad models including the new eighth-generation iPad. iPadOS 14 brings a number of new features and new designs, which can take full advantage of the unique features of the iPad, a large multi-touch display, and versatile accessories. iPadOS 14 further integrates Apple Pencil into the iPad experience, optimizes the note-taking function, and provides a new way to support handwritten notes. When taking notes on the iPad, the smart selection function can distinguish between handwriting and drawing with the help of device-side machine learning technology. In this way, you can use familiar gestures to easily select, cut, and convert handwritten words into text words, and paste them into another document, just like with text words. With the shape recognition function, users can draw standard geometric figures, and these figures can be automatically placed in place when adding charts and illustrations to the memo. The data detector can handle handwriting smoothly and can recognize phone numbers, dates, addresses and links, allowing users to easily perform various operations, such as tapping a handwritten number to make a call.
▲ iPadOS 14 further integrates Apple Pencil into the iPad experience, optimizes the note-taking function, and provides a new way to support handwritten notes.
iPadOS 14 also brings handwriting to the iPad. Users who use Apple Pencil can write directly in any text field, quickly reply to iMessage messages, or search for content in the Safari browser, and support mixed writing in Chinese and English, and can quickly and easily complete various tasks without putting down Apple Pencil operating. The handwriting function uses device-side machine learning technology to convert handwriting into text words in real time. Therefore, the privacy and security of written content can always be properly protected.
iPadOS 14 also gives iPad a more unique and powerful experience in more ways, including:
- A new streamlined design is adopted for incoming and outgoing FaceTime video, Siri interaction and search functions to help users focus on the task at hand.
- The universal search function can quickly find almost any content, whether it is finding and launching the app, or accessing the address book, files and information, it can help you find it.
- Many apps, such as photos and files, have new sidebars, and a simplified toolbar integrates control options into one place, making them more useful than ever.
- The beautifully redesigned widgets can display real-time information on the main screen, allowing you to see at a glance.
▲ iPadOS 14 adopts a streamlined and compact new design for incoming calls, Siri and search. It also has a new simplified sidebar and toolbar, as well as better functions such as taking notes with Apple Pencil.
More environmentally friendly and advanced iPad series products
The new eighth-generation iPad adopts an environmentally friendly design, helping Apple move forward towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. The iPad body is made of 100% recycled aluminum, and the motherboard solder uses 100% recycled tin. iPad upholds the principle of no harmful substances and efficient use of energy. At the same time, all wood fibers in packaging materials come from recycled sources or responsibly managed forests.
▲ The new iPad teamed up with the powerful iPad Pro, the new iPad Air and iPad mini to form an advanced iPad product lineup.