Apple’s New Bionic Chip iPads Tout The Most Powerful Tablet Performance Yet

Sep 15, 2020

Category: Tech

Although the first iPad was unveiled in 2010, Apple was already well-steeped in making tablets. For starters, the California tech giant had sold them as early as 1993 under the Newton MessagePad name. Still more surprising is the fact that the iPad was actually developed before the iPhone, only to be shelved when its tech proved equally applicable in mobile phone form.

With the announcement of the eighth iPad and the iPad Air comes Apple’s most powerful tablets yet. Under the hood, the iPad 8 boasts a new A12 Bionic Chip, giving it a CPU that’s 40 times faster than its predecessor with twice the graphics capability. The Air also receives some upgraded hardware in the form of an A14 Bionic Chip, making it the fastest-learning, most capable model to date. And when it comes to visuals, both models get an overhaul, with the iPad 8 gaining a 10.2-inch Retina display and the Air a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. But apple’s also been busy behind the software scenes — iPadOS 14 brings with it new features like Smart Selection handwriting learning, geometric shape recognition, and Scribble text entry. With 100% recycled aluminum enclosures and 100% recycled tin soldering, Apple’s new iPads are more environmentally friendly than ever. You can pick up the iPad 8 from $329 and the iPad Air from $599 starting Friday, September 18th.

Purchase: $329+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

lululemon's Metal Vent Tech 1/2 Zip Is An Essential Part Of Any Winter Wardrobe

Pairing a slim fit with a seamless construction for comfort on the move.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Samsung Sets Its Sights On Apple With The Reveal Of Its All-New Galaxy Buds Pro

With effective ANC capable of eliminating up to 99% of background noise.

Posted By

Jan 15, 2021

Featured Image

Razer’s Smart N95 Face Mask Has A Built-In A/C System, Mic, & Speakers

The unit comes with a wireless charging case for quick juicing-up.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

The ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ Is The Very First 32” HDMI 2.1 Gaming Monitor

Supporting 4K graphics at up to 120Hz and packing a 1ms MPRT.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2021

Featured Image

Razer’s Next-Level Gaming Chair Has A Curved 60″ Display For Ultra-Immersion

Housed behind the headrest, the screen deploys at the push of a button.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021

Featured Image

Samsung Slims Down Its Frame TV & Offers A 1.4K+ Piece Art Subscription Service

Users will be able to choose from over 1,400+ different pieces to display.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2021