The big “gotcha” with the new iPad Air is the A14 Bionic chipset, which should have debuted with Apple’s yet unannounced iPhone 12 family. Actually, this is the first time in years that an iPad has got Apple’s new chipset before the same year’s iPhone crop: the last time Apple did that was with the iPad 2, which got the A5 chipset before the iPhone 4S.
Apple has just announced the new iPad 8th gen at its “Time Flies” event today at the Apple Park. The new entry-level tablet is one of the fastest tablets on the market thanks to the A12 chipset on board, which comes with its own neural engine and powers the iPhone XS range.
The new iPad 8th gen is priced at a familiar price – $349, but students and schools can get it as low as $299.
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