iPad 6th Generation (2018) – Full Information, Tech Specs

The iPad 6th Generation was introduced on the 27th of March 2018. The new model has since frequently been described as having combined multiple internal features of the iPhone 7 and certain elements of design similar to those of the 5th generation iPad it had replaced. The 2018 model is the first of the iPads to be a non-Pro model configured to support the Apple Pencil. Since its original release, the iPad has been marketed with a specific emphasis on the educational sector, offering a discounted price for schools, teachers, and students. Unlike its Pro equivalent, the iPad’s display is not fully laminated and does not have an antireflective coating. The iPad is available in its usual Wi-Fi – only and Wi-Fi and Cellular versions.

Apple iPad 6th Generation (2018)

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The iPad 6th Generation (2018) model is claimed to be faster and offering more LTE bands than its predecessor. Featuring the same chipset as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPad is, however, configured with a speedier A10 processor.

The new iPad offers two speakers as compared to the four you get with an iPad Pro, and its dual cameras are noted among its prominent features. As stated by many of the device’ s reviewers, the iPad lacks the Pro’s promotion technology; a feature making the Pro version of the iPad more suitable and ideal for the use by professional artists.

As mentioned previously, the iPad does not have a fully laminated display, providing a gap between the glass and the LCD, that way making the display harder to see in direct sunlight.

Specifications

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About Manufacturer Apple
Official Name iPad 6th Generation (2018)
Type Tablet
Form-factor Tablet computer
Network Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Note – Wi-Fi + Cellular model only
– Check network compatibility for your country
Launch Introduced March 27, 2018
Discontinued Still available
Body Dimensions 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 in (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
Weight – 1.03lb (469g) (Wi-Fi)
– 1.05lb (478g) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Build Gold, silver, or space gray aluminum housing
SIM Nano-SIM and e-SIM
Resistance N/A
Features Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
Display Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches
Screen-to-body ~ 71.6%
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density ~ 264 ppi
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Features – Stylus support
Platform OS iOS 11.3
Chipset Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core 2.34GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
Memory Internal 32/128GB, 2GB RAM
Card slot No
Camera Main (Back) 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Features HDR
Video 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Selfie (Front) – 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
– Face detection, HDR, panorama
– 720p @ 30fps
Sound Alert types Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Features Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFC No
Radio No
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Features Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery (32.4 Wh)
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
Misc Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray
Price Starting at $329 for consumers, $299 for schools

Special Features

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Connect and compose with any Bluetooth keyboard.
  • Among the iPad’s most notable features is its innovative support for the Apple Pencil. As stated before, the 2018 model is the first out of the non-Pro iPads to support the Pencil, this way allowing its user to experience the feel of the more upscale model for the lesser price.
  • The use of the improved A10 Fusion chip proved the iPad to be increasingly fast, that way specifically positively affective the gaming process on the iPad.
  • The improved performance of the iPad 6th Generation is demonstrated by means of Geekbench 4, the iPad scoring a grand figure of 5983, positioning itself well above the 3022 category average.

Miscellaneous

  • The claim of the overall improvement of the gaming process of the device can be showcased by the fact of the popular PUBG Mobile game now recommending the “high” settings on the new iPad; the game’s setting had previously only recommended “medium” on last year’s model.

Links

Apple iPad (6th Gen) 2018: Unboxing & Review [Video]

Video published by DetroitBORG on March 30, 2018

Comments

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  • I think it makes a lot of sense to buy an iPad of previous generation, not the latest one, as the prices for the previous one drops significantly and the features are not worth to pay too much.

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