The new Apple iPad 2018 is here! The big design revolution did not happen, but a lot has happened. COMPUTER BILD reveals what the new iPad can and what it costs.

at the keynote address in Chicago, Apple introduced the new iPad 2018. It’s faster and now supports the Apple Pencil like the more expensive iPad Pro. Anyone who had hoped for a kind of iPad X with almost frameless display and Notch à la iPhone X was disappointed. Externally, the new model does not differ from its predecessor.


Display with pen recognition in the iPad 2018

The new iPad 2018 has as before a 9.7-inch display, which now, however, has the sensor technology of the iPad Pro and is thus perfectly compatible with Apple Pencil, which is not included in the delivery and costs € 99 extra. In addition, there is also by Logitech the “Crayon” for 49 euros, which strongly reminds of a crayon. The Retina display continues to resolve with 2048×1536 pixels, with its 264 PPI (pixels per inch) is just as sharp as the small iPad Pro. Below the display is the home button.

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Apple iPad 2018: 40 percent faster

The new iPad features the company’s proprietary 64-bit A10 Fusion chip, which provides 40 percent faster CPU and 50 percent faster graphics performance for seamless multitasking and graphics-intensive applications. Apple promises a one-day useful life and puts this with ten hours of battery life.

Cameras and sensors for AR

Two front and rear cameras with 8 megapixels resolution are to make even in low light conditions HD video recording and the scanning of documents possible. The new iPad should be a great finder for immersive AR experiences. The Retina display, the powerful chip, the improved cameras and the sensors (including gyroscope and accelerometer) ensure precise motion detection.

iPad 2018: Apple goes to school

The venue of the presentation was a school. It is not surprising that learning software was the focus of attention. During the Keynote, teachers will talk about how much better students can learn with the iPad. There are special conditions and functions for schools: Several students can now share an iPad, but only with a “school manager”, this does not apply to other private end customers. Students in the US also get 200 GB of iCloud storage, which many people want here as well.
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That did not exist on the keynote

In the run-up, there were rumors about the iPad mini 2018, an Apple iPhone SE 2 and just an iPad in the iPhone X design with Face ID and Notch. At least with this keynote, it was not yet so far, but postponed is not canceled.

Apple iPad 2018: Prices and Availability

Prices for the iPad 2018 start at 349 euros for the 32-GB model. It is available in Silver and Space Gray. The LTE version with 32 GB costs 479 euros (RRP). The Apple Pencil costs 99 euros extra. Anthracite, Blue, Red, Pink and White Smart Covers cost 45 Euro at the Apple Store