Apple last year reinterpreted the iPad lineup, and is now in line with current Pro-models, which, of course, very cool, but expensive; there are mini, which are scored; there is iPad, which is cheap and very good tablet. Today I will briefly talk about a new, already 6th generation iPad.
I think what Apple has done very right: they issued a relatively inexpensive tablet with a 9.7″ display, excellent performance and autonomy. It was in 2017 and then the only thing complained of by many, was the display. And it’s not bad, just with an air gap, which the picture does not lie directly under the fingers. Yes, these are worse than even the old Air and Air 2, but then split with the Pro was not significant. Why pay much more for Pro if some of his chips were not necessary, and the difference in performance was mostly only on paper? And then the cost is twice lower, and the difference is more noticeable — all in the pros.
This year, the tablet received absolutely minor update. All the changes boil down to two: support Apple Pencil and a new processor A10 Fussion Apple as in the iPhone 7. And that’s all, then you can call it a day. That is, if you had iPad in 2017 and you do not want to support Apple Pencil, upgrading makes no sense.
Apple is positioning this tablet as well for class. And here is the meaning: when the desire and initiative of educational institutions, the whole educational process can build it around the iPad. For students a special discount on cheap tablet, and you can purchase an inexpensive stylus.
Cost sixth generation iPad is $ 330 for the basic version with Wi-Fi and a 32 GB built-in storage. This is basically a very good cost for the iPad. Then we can put up with the drawback of the air gap under the glass display. Yes, the picture is quite different from the iPad Air, but the cost is significantly lower. But Apple Pencil costs $ 100 – almost a third of the cost of the tablet, and its acquisition becomes not quite justified. And I’m pretty sure I bought this tablet brand stylus it will be enough. If you plan on taking such a stylus, it is likely that you want and iPad in the more expensive Pro version.
But for students of stylus support is good, especially the Apple together with Logitech showed a relatively inexpensive stylus Crayon, which is specifically designed for students and is unlikely to be sold to ordinary citizens. It cost $ 49.
Technically before us, the good old 9.7″ iPad. Its IPS screen has a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, that is pixel density – 264 per inch. The quality may not be different from last year’s model in itself is not bad. The corners of the related maximum, color natural, but in comparison with other iPad that have any prefix in their names, he loses.
Iron is the same as the iPhone 7: Apple’s Quad-core A10 Fusion, 2 GB of RAM and ROM 32/128. Problems with the speed in applications and games, the iPad is not at all, he will long to pull everything, including the most demanding projects. Because even older models can do that. A little confused by the amount of RAM, but so far no problems with it.
But iOS works on mood. It seems to be chips in the 11-th version of a lot of tablets, but speed is sometimes not all good. There are podragivanija, and MicroProse. I hope iOS 11.4 performance corrected. There, by the way, there will be new opportunities for learning.
The autonomy has not changed for many years and according to the manufacturer is 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing. And here is everyone knows how much he grabs the tablet in real life.
Total of obvious advantages: the tablet is affordable, fast, but there are strange things to me. For example, the front camera is still HD, which is a little ridiculous, given that the tablet is more suitable for meetings than for photos on the main camera which is 8 MP.
It is also unclear why Apple has still not added municipalitatea in iOS for tablets. It’s not so personal device for most, as iPhone, I would like to have my content and my data do not overlap with children. Well, the end – to iPad there is still no calculator. The tablet study is no built-in calculator! Yes, the App Store, a lot of them, but the fact defies logic.
But if you look at the whole the tablet was pleasant to me. Advantages more than disadvantages. Now for myself, I would take this iPad because I use it not so often, spend money on the Pro version and all tasks, even demanding, and this by force. I would like to use the iPad for easy video editing on the road, especially recently, I discovered just the perfect video editor Luma Fusion, which soon tells, and games.
Video iPad 2018
For the tablet thank you to our friends – shop & Stylus.