Apple unveils 8th generation iPad and all-new iPad Air

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At Apple's (virtual) hardware event today, the company announced a significantly redesigned iPad Air with a new look and tiny bezels.

iPadOS 14, available beginning Wednesday, September 16, brings new features and designs that take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad, such as its large Multi-Touch display, and versatile accessories. iPadOS 14 further integrates Apple Pencil into the iPad experience for better note-taking capabilities, and new ways to work with handwritten notes. Apple has managed to fit 11.8 billion transistors on this chipset allowing for 40-percent improved CPU performance and 30-percent faster graphics compared to the previous generation.

IPad Air was created to offer pro features at an affordable price and is a new mission statement for the iPad Air and it looks like the iPad Pro 11-inch. Other notable tech specs and features include a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, 64GB and 256GB internal storage, a single 12MP rear camera, a side-mounted TouchID, iPadOS 14, 10 hours of battery life supporting up to 20W USB C fast charging, WiFi 6 and more. But the screen is 2.5 times brighter to ease outdoor use, the same goal Apple had in mind with the anti-reflective coating on the new iPad Air. Apple says iPad Air will be available "soon" through Apple Authorised Resellers.

Outside of the processor upgrade, everything about this year's iPad is the same as the previous model.

The vanilla iPad, now in its 8th generation, also got a computing power bump to the A12 series of chips, but no big design changes. The move to the A12 also means Apple's most affordable tablet will include a Neural Engine for the first time.

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Coming to the star feature, the new A14 Bionic chip, which is clearly going to make an appearance on the new iPhone 12.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company has sold more than 500 million iPads over the past 10 years since the first iPad debuted.

As a surprise the iPad Air will now support USB-C.

As for the 8th-generation iPad, not much is changing in terms of design: You're still getting the same home button, and some wide bezels on the top and bottom of the device. "So if you wear your Apple Watch to bed, it can record background measurements while you sleep" to provide more detailed health information.

The Wi-Fi version starts at US$329 at 32GB, moving up to 128GB for US$429. We'll circle back once preorders start.

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