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)

Apple iPad Generation (2018). Like a computer. Unlike any computer.
Apple iPad Generation (2018). Like a computer. Unlike any computer.

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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AboutManufacturerApple
Official NameiPad 6th Generation (2018)
TypeTablet
Form-factorTablet computer
NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Note– Wi-Fi + Cellular model only
– Check network compatibility for your country
LaunchIntroducedMarch 27, 2018
DiscontinuedStill available
BodyDimensions9.45 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)
BuildGold, silver, or space gray aluminum housing
SIMNano-SIM and e-SIM
ResistanceN/A
FeaturesApple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DisplayTypeLED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size9.7 inches
Screen-to-body~ 71.6%
Resolution1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density~ 264 ppi
MultitouchYes
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Features– Stylus support
PlatformOSiOS 11.3
ChipsetApple A10 Fusion
CPUQuad-core 2.34GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPUPowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
MemoryInternal32/128GB, 2GB RAM
Card slotNo
CameraMain (Back)8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Selfie (Front)– 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
– Face detection, HDR, panorama
– 720p @ 30fps
SoundAlert typesAlert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsWLANWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFCNo
RadioNo
USB2.0, proprietary reversible connector
FeaturesBatteryNon-removable Li-Ion battery (32.4 Wh)
SensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)
JavaNo
– 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
MiscColorsSilver, Gold, Space Gray
PriceStarting at $329 for consumers, $299 for schools

Special Features

Connect and compose with any Bluetooth keyboard.
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

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