The iPad (officially sixth-generation iPad) is a 9.7-inch (25 cm) tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on March 27, 2018, during an education-focused event at Lane Tech High School in Chicago and is the successor to the 2017 model, upgraded with the Apple A10 Fusion SoC and support for styluses such as Apple Pencil. The iPad is also marketed towards educators and schools.
The iPad in silver
|Also known as||6th generation iPad, iPad 2018, The new 9.7 inch iPad|
|Release date||March 27, 2018|
|Discontinued||September 10, 2019|
|Operating system||Original: iOS 11.3|
Current: iPadOS 13.2.3, released November 18, 2019
|System-on-chip used||Apple A10 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M10 motion co-processor|
|CPU||2.32 GHz quad-core (two used) 64-bit|
|Memory||2 GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|Storage||32 or 128 GB flash memory|
|Display||9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio|
|Input||Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M10 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer|
|Camera||Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD, ƒ/2.2 aperture|
Rear: 8.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilization, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
|Power||Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery|
|Online services||App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, iCloud, Game Center|
|Dimensions||240 mm (9.4 in) (h)|
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
7.5 mm (0.30 in) (d)
|Mass||Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)|
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
|Website||iPad - Apple at the Wayback Machine (archived August 5, 2019)|
The iPad's hardware is nearly identical to the previous generation, except for a few upgrades, such as Apple Pencil and stylus support and an upgraded processor, the Apple A10 Fusion. It is available in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, and a new Gold color to match the updated color introduced with the iPhone 8. The iPad has 2 gigabytes of RAM. It is 7.5mm thick. The iPad is available in 32 and 128 GB storage options. Unlike the iPad Pro, the iPad does not feature a laminated display.
Gareth Beavis of TechRadar praised the addition of the Apple Pencil and the powerful A10 chip, but noted that it was as costly as the previous generation iPad. Scott Stein of CNET also praised the addition of support for Apple Pencil and the upgrade to the A10 chip, but criticized it for lacking the Smart Connector as well as not having the same display technology as the iPad Pro, writing "the 2018 entry-level iPad doesn't add much, but it makes an already excellent tablet a better buy than ever."
Timeline of modelsEdit
- "iOS Benchmarks". Geekbench. Primate Labs Inc. Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- Marotti, Ally. "Apple draws tech world's eyes to Chicago's Lane Tech with launch event for new school-focused iPad". chicagotribune.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- "Apple's new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for students". The Verge. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "Apple Launches New 9.7-Inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support, $299 for Schools and $329 for Consumers". MacRumors.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "iPad 9.7 - Technical Specifications". Apple. Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
- "Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) - Full tablet specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
- Beavis, Gareth. "Hands on: New iPad 2018 review". techradar. Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone". CNET. 2018-03-29. Archived from the original on 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- Apple Inc. (2010–2011). iPad News - Newsroom Archive. Retrieved June 7, 2018.