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iPad (8th Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 256
Article Title = iPad (8th Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 16th September 2020
Article Last Updated = 16th September 2020
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?256

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about the iPad (8th Generation)
Q. What is the iPad (8th generation)?
A. The iPad (8th generation) is an upgraded version of the original iPad - it was announced on the 15th September 2020 with immediate pre-orders and starts shipping on the 18th September 2020.
Q. What sizes are available?
A. There is one size available - 10.2-inch.
Q. What are the main differences between this new iPad model and older versions?
A. The main differences include:
  • A12 Bionic chip including Neural Engine
  • 8MP rear camera
  • Limited Apple keyboard + Pencil support
Q. What storage capacities is the iPad (8th generation) available in?
A. 32GB and 128GB.
Q. What colours is the iPad (8th generation) available in?
A. Silver, space gray and gold.
Q. What are the system requirements for using an iPad (8th generation)?
A. The following are required:
Q. I'm not running OS X 10.11.6 or later. What can I do?
A. Check to see if you can upgrade to OS X 10.11.6 or later.
Q. What mobile frequencies does the iPad (8th generation) support?
A. See this article.
Q. Does the iPad (8th generation) have USB-C?
A. No - it still has the Apple Lightning connector.
Q. Does the iPad (8th generation) come with a USB charger?
A. Yes - you get a USB‑C power adapter + a USB‑C to Lightning charge cable.
Q. Does the iPad (8th generation) still come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. Yes.
Q. Does the iPad (8th generation) support the Apple Pencil?
A. Yes - but it only supports the Apple Pencil (1st generation).
Q. Does the iPad (8th generation) have Face ID?
A. No - it has a Touch ID sensor incorporated into the "home" button.
Q. Does the fingerprint identity sensor system store images of my fingerprint?
A. Apple has officially stated that the iPhone doesn't store actual images of users' fingerprints on the device only fingerprint data which is encrypted within the processor. Third-party applications cannot use the scanner facility. Those who wish the use Touch ID also have to create a passcode as a backup. Only that passcode (not a finger) can unlock the phone if the phone is rebooted or hasn't been unlocked for 48 hours. This feature is meant to block hackers from stalling for time as they try to find a way to circumvent the fingerprint scanner. See Apple's official tech note on the subject.
Q. What version of iPadOS does the iPad (8th generation) come with?
A. It comes with iPadOS 14.
Q. I don't want iPadOS 14. Can I install/run an earlier version of iPadOS?
A. No.
Q. Are there official Apple cases available for the iPad (8th generation)?
A. Yes - they are available from the Apple Store.

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