While the new 6th-generation iPad from Apple looks largely the same as every other iPad before it (prices start at $28,000), there are a number of upgrades that make it both more advanced and more fascinating than its forerunners. So, if you’re debating whether to get this new 6th-generation iPad or not or are simply interested in learning more about the new iPad (2018), here is our comprehensive review:
6th-Gen iPad Specifications:
Let’s get the on-paper details out of the way before we delve deeply inside the brand-new iPad. The following are the new iPad’s 6th generation’s technical specifications:
|Display||9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina Display|
|Processor||Apple A10 Fusion|
|GPU||PowerVR Series7XT Plus|
|Primary Camera||8MP f/2.4|
|Secondary Camera||1.2MP f/2.2|
|Battery||Non-removable 32.4Wh Li-ion Battery|
|Operating System||iOS 11|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; LTE (Optional)|
|Price||Starts at Rs. 28,000|
Let’s review all the features the iPad has to offer now that the specifications are out of the way (there s some extra, special stuff I found really cool that I ll talk about as well).
What s Inside the iPad Box: Not the Pencil
Even just the act of opening an Apple packaging is enjoyable. Most reviewers would probably concur with me that Apple’s packaging is flawless. Because every little element has been carefully considered, I especially like the sensation of unwrapping the devices. In any case, the iPad packaging contains the following:
- The iPad
- USB to Lightning cable
- Power adapter
- Welcome guide, regulatory notices, and Apple stickers (don t put these on your cars, please)
Design and Build: Like Every iPad Ever, and That s a Good Thing
In all honesty, it’s not horrible that the new, sixth-generation iPad resembles the models that came before it. I’ve always loved the sleek, understated appearance of the iPad. In our space grey version, it looks amazing while maintaining a low profile, which is fantastic.
The iPad has a superb build quality, too. Although it is recommended to avoid dropping it because of the large amount of screen, the build quality is outstanding. The device feels robust and sturdy in the hand and generates a sense of confidence that most tablets don’t. The buttons are haptic. You might not want to put a case on it because it’s so lovely, but I suggest you do. This beauty will not tolerate dents well, and while it will do so without complaint, the damage they do will last a lifetime.
Dents on this beauty will not be a good thing, and while it ll take them without complaint, they ll hurt you forever.
Display: Retina Display, What s Not to Like?
The display on the iPad (or any iPad) is the first thing you’ll notice. Because that is essentially everything an iPad offers, in addition to the fact that it is simply great. This sixth-generation iPad’s 9.7-inch display is no different.
It’s brilliantly coloured, bright (it gets very bright, to be honest), and since it has a Retina display, it’s great (unless you re a pixel-peeper, in which case, no one can help you). The display is really beautiful, and there are excellent viewing angles.
Apple Pencil: Oh Hello, iPad Semi-Pro
Additionally, the iPad (2018) supports the Apple Pencil, which is simply absurd because, for the longest time, I (along with everyone else) believed that the Pencil would only be available on the far more expensive (to the point where it was comparable in price to a laptop) iPad Pro. I’m confident that the considerably more cheap iPad merits its own section in this evaluation now that it supports the Apple Pencil.
The Apple Pencil must be plugged into the iPad in order to connect, which is a quick but unattractive operation. The Apple Pencil is a wonderful experience with the new iPad, though, if you get past that. It opens up new possibilities for using the iPad, such as (wow, that sounded like something from a terms and conditions document):
Jotting Down Notes:
It’s not always quick or simple to type on a touch screen, despite what some businesses would have you believe. The Apple Pencil will allow you to swiftly scribble down anything whether you need to take notes in a meeting or classroom, or if you have an idea while riding the bus (like these meeting notes I jotted down while everyone else typed things on their laptops, heh).
Aside from making simple line drawings on the iPad relatively simple, the Apple Pencil also enables you to create incredibly complex sketches and artwork that would be impossible to create with a finger. Therefore, the Apple Pencil will enable you to do that right there on your iPad if you’re an artist at heart or if you’re like me and you draw (although horribly) when you’re bored.
PS: Here’s a pro tip for students: it’s also really helpful for playing tic-tac-toe in dull classes. Not that I support this kind of conduct.
You can annotate PDFs, photos, and pretty much anything else you want with the Pencil, and it all works really well. Websites can be exported as PDF pages that can be annotated and sent via email. It’s a fantastic way to read and study because you can highlight specific passages and make scribbled notes all over PDF books.
Just Generally Looking Like You re More Serious Than You Actually Are:
Another thing, and this pertains to individuals like myself in particular, is that you can pick up the Pencil and seem to be doing something important or important-seeming as long as no one can see what’s on your screen but, in reality, you’re probably just watching the IPL game on Hotstar (like Rupesh).
I know it sounds like a novelty, but it’s not. It’s a very helpful tool, and to be completely honest, the iPad’s support for the Pencil almost makes the purchase unnecessary.
Camera: Off-putting, Noisy, and Just Plain Bad
You shouldn’t, under any circumstances, expect the iPad’s 8MP rear camera to work effectively, especially in low light. It has an f/2.4 aperture. It seems sense that Apple is not trying to turn the iPad into a photography tool. Here are some images we captured with the iPad’s rear camera:
The iPad sports a 1.2MP f/2.2 front-facing camera. The number is 1.2, not 12. It failed miserably at any type of selfies when I mustered up the confidence to test it. The performance is significantly worse in dim light. Apple is obviously hoping that FaceTime will be the only usage of the iPad.
Performance: A10 Fusion, Need I Say More?
Although Apple’s A10 Fusion SoC and 2GB of RAM are outdated by smartphone standards and are included in the new iPad, they operate remarkably well. It goes without saying that Apple’s hardware and software optimization plays a significant role in that, and the iPad (2018) performs so well that it would be difficult to push it past its breaking point in any activity you undertake on it.
I tried several different things, especially when I was multitasking like a madman, and the iPad never slowed down or locked up on me once. When that failed, I used it to play PUBG Mobile. By default, it chooses the highest settings, and it functions flawlessly. On my 8GB OnePlus 5, it runs smoothly with no frame drops and is noticeably superior to PUBG Mobile.
it s easily better than PUBG Mobile on my 8GB OnePlus 5
Obviously, you’ll be better suited with the far more powerful iPad Pro if you plan to create 3D renderings or edit 4K video on the iPad. The standard 2018 iPad can manage that as well, but you’ll clearly feel the strain on the A10 Fusion.
Battery: 32.4Wh Of Insanity
A 32.4Wh battery is included in the new 6th generation iPad, which powers the stunning 9.7-inch display, the CPU, the speakers, and every other component. Let me just say that the new iPad has an insanely long battery life. It’s just so fantastic, and even with excessive, ridiculously heavy use, it always easily gets me through the day. I haven’t reached the point where I’m concerned about using the iPad all day without a recharge.
I’d blame the device’s battery, but I’m fairly certain Apple’s software is largely to blame. The iPad follows the trend of Apple gadgets, which have traditionally had absurd standby and usage times.
Connectivity: WiFi or WiFi+4G?
As has been the case for a while, there are two alternative connectivity options for the iPad. There are two variations: one with WiFi and one with WiFi with 4G. The storage options for both models are 32GB or 128GB.
If you’re unsure what to buy, consider whether you’ll use the iPad primarily in WiFi-enabled locations or mostly while travelling. If the former, you should without a doubt purchase the WiFi+4G variant, and if the latter (as in my situation), you should purchase the WiFi solo variant.
Miscellaneous: It s a Mac Almost!
I decided to attach one of our office’s Magic Keyboards to the new iPad (2018) while I was experimenting with it to see how comfortable it would be to write articles on the device. In trying to achieve that, I discovered that the iPad is excellent for writing articles and that it can essentially function as a Mac when a keyboard is attached to it.
You may access Spotlight by pressing command+shift, and the Mac-like App switcher is displayed by pressing command+tab. The iPad functions flawlessly with brightness and volume controls, making it somewhat equivalent to a less powerful but still really fantastic version of the Mac. If you will, the Mac SE.
The Mac SE, if you will.
Pros and Cons
However, as is customary, there are always two sides to every story, and the iPad is no exception. It performs a variety of tasks both well and inadequately.
- Apple Pencil support
- Low price
- Great display
- Great battery life
- iOS 11 is a treat on the iPad
- No 120Hz display
- Only two speakers
- No smart-connector
6th-Gen iPad (2018) FAQ
The Apple Pencil is supported by the iPad (2018).
Yes, the iPad 6 (2018) is compatible with the Apple Pencil.
What variations are there for the iPad (2018)?
The following variations are available for the new iPad (2018):
- a 32GB WiFi only variant (Rs. 28,000)
- a 128GB WiFi only variant (Rs. 35,700)
- a 32GB WiFi+4G variant (Rs. 38,600)
- a 128GB WiFi+4G variant (Rs. 46,300)
Has the 2018 iPad got 4G?
There are two WiFi+4G and WiFi-only versions of the iPad (2018).
Is the display on the iPad (2018) 120Hz?
The latest iPad does not have a 120 Hz display. A 120Hz display is exclusive to the iPad Pro.
Can a keyboard be used with an iPad (2018)?
Bluetooth keyboards may be readily connected to the iPad (2018).
6th-Gen iPad (2018) Review: If You re Looking for an iPad, Get This One
Conclusion: Even though Apple is targeting the education sector with its new iPad, it is a remarkable device that is ideal for the price. With the new iPad, an affordable entry-level tablet, and the pricey iPad Pro, a professional-level tablet, Apple has played its cards very well. Since there are no other tablets, Android tablets are essentially extinct, Amazon Fire Tablets are just upgraded Kindles, and even convertibles from companies like Microsoft are too expensive to effectively compete with this 6th-generation iPad, there are no other tablets available.
My argument is that you should forgo this model and definitely purchase the iPad Pro if you’re a professional user, such as a 3D designer who requires the iPad for creating, rendering, and essentially all the heavy lifting. However, this 2018 iPad is ideal if you’re a normal user searching for a device for routine activities, some of your laborious work, and all of your fun. It won’t let you down, is reasonably priced, and supports the Pencil.
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Design and Build Quality
The new 6th-gen iPad (2018) is a home-run from Apple. It’s at a highly accessible price point, offers everything one would expect from a regular iPad, and Pencil support that one would only expect from an iPad Pro. At Rs. 28,000 the new iPad is perfect for almost everyone looking to buy a tablet.