Apple introduced a new iPad today at its education event in Chicago. Rumors of a new, cheaper iPad emerged recently, and Apple is making it official with a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support. The updated iPad will be available in Apple stores today, in silver, space gray, and a new gold finish. The tablet will include Touch ID, an HD FaceTime camera, 10 hours of battery life, an 8-megapixel rear camera, LTE option, and Apple’s A10 Fusion chip
#iPad 2018 vs iPad 2017
Apple has stuck with its popular 9.7-inch display size for the new iPad (2018), and again it’s the same as iPad (2017).
You also get the same 1536 x 2048 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. It may not be the best ratio and resolution for watching widescreen movies, but overall the screen is very good for surfing the web and reading, so we’re not surprised that Apple has stuck with what it knows on both of these tablets.
Snap! That’s right, you’ve guessed it, both the new iPad (2018) and the iPad (2017) have the same camera offering.
That means you get an 8MP camera on the rear with a ƒ/2.4 aperture, five-element lens, HDR, auto image stabilization and full HD video recording.
Around the front, you’ll find a 1.2MP Facetime HD camera with a ƒ/2.2 aperture and a Retina (screen) flash.
We don’t know for sure how big the battery is inside the new iPad (2018), but considering it has the same frame size, screen and camera modules as the iPad (2017) we’d expect them to be the same.
Apple quotes up to 10 hours battery life for both tablets as well, which further points towards the same size, 8,827mAh battery capacity in each.
#Power and OS
Now here’s a change! The new iPad (2018) comes with Apple’s A10 Fusion chipset, while the iPad (2017) uses the older A9 chip.
The A10 Fusion is paired with Apple’s M10 motion co-processor, whereas the A9 again gets the older M9 alongside it.