What products were released at the Apple Time Flies? part 2
8th generation iPad
This is a low-cost iPad, the successor to the 7th-generation iPad (commonly known as the 10.2-inch iPad). The 8th generation iPad is of course still equipped with a 10.2 inch screen, with the processor upgraded to the A12 Bionic – this is also the most notable upgrade of the device.
The product still has a starting price of $ 329 for the Wi-Fi version, equivalent to the price of the 7th generation iPad.
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Completely inherits the successor of iPad Pro, equipped with A14 processor before iPhone 12, fingerprint sensor placed on the power button, no Face ID, 10.9 inch screen, 5 color options are a summary of what’s most notable about the iPad Air 4.
More specifically, the iPad Air 4 has a 100% recycled aluminum body, a 10.9-inch screen, slightly larger than the 10.5-inch screen of the iPad Air 3, but overall appearance its size is not much larger due to the use of the new thin bezel design language. This is still a Liquid Retina display and supports key features like True Tone, anti-reflective coating, and P3 color gamut support.
Besides, the device also supports Apple Pencil, is equipped with Smart Connector at the back and is compatible with Apple’s Magic Keyboard with touchpad support. In terms of connectivity, it supports Bluetooth, Wifi 6 and has LTE versions.
iPad Air 4 is the first device to be equipped with A14 Bionic, a 5nm chip, 11.8 billion transistors, a 6-core CPU up to 40% faster than the previous iPad Air and a GPU 4 new cores provide 30% increase in GPU performance. The new 16-core neural engine is also faster and can handle 11 trillion operations per second. There are also second generation Machine Learning accelerators that make ML calculations 10 times faster.
iPad Air 4’s camera has also been upgraded compared to the previous generation, now it is equipped with a 7MP front camera, 2.2 aperture, supports 1080p video call, smartHDR, … 12MP resolution, f / 1.8 aperture for 4K video recording with anti-shake, 240fps slow motion.
Apple offers the iPad Air in five different colors. This product is available for sale in October (no date yet) with a starting price of 599 USD.
As rumored earlier, Apple has introduced the Apple One package – a subscription that includes many services at a much cheaper price than signing up individually. Apple One offers users three options including Individual package, Family, and highest is Premier.
Individual Package – $ 14.95 / month
When you sign up for Apple One Individual plan, you will be able to use services including Apple Music, Apple tv +, Apple Arcade and 50GB storage on iCloud, with this package users will save $ 6 per month.
Family plan – $ 19.95 / month
Similar to the Personal plan above but can be shared for 5 users, iCloud storage is up to 200GB, when you sign up for this plan you will save $ 8 per month.
Premie package – $ 29.95 / month
Premie package provides users with services including: Apple Music, Apple tv +, Apple Arcade, Apple New +, Apple Fitness + and 2TB of iCloud storage, shared with up to 5 people. According to Apple, this package will save you $ 25, but currently Apple Fitness + is not ready, Apple New + does not seem very suitable in , so it can be seen that the Family package is still the most suitable choice of all. Apple One bundles.
At the event, Apple also announced the official release date for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14.
Unfortunately, there’s no official macOS 11 release yet.
Above is a summary of all the main notable information in the event “Time Files”, in which I think the most notable is still the iPad Air 4 equipped with Apple A14. Which product do you like best.