The 2018 iteration of the iPad is here. I have the 9.7 inch screen, 32 GB, WiFi edition and it’s the first iPad I have used. It is powered by the Apple A10 fusion chipset, has an IPS LCD screen with Retina display (1536×2048, 264 ppi ).
I used to use the Nexus 7 (2013) tab before this. The screen on the iPad feels much larger than the 7 inch screen of the nexus 7. Also, because of the 4:3 aspect ratio on the iPad, in landscape mode, it feels like two 7 inch screens are placed next to each other.
The iPad feels very fast. Apps load really fast, switching between apps feels seamless. Sometimes, it feels faster than my laptop!
Multitasking feels so natural, especially in landscape view. You can have 2 apps open in a split screen view, 3 apps open with the help of the slide over feature and open a 4th video app with the help of picture in picture feature.
iOS 11.3 was the version installed. It almost immediately asked me to update to 11.4. This device is also slated to receive the iOS 12 update later this year. I’ve written about all the features that the new iOS is going to bring here.
The biggest draw of this year’s iPad is probably that it now supports the use of Apple Pencil on it!
I can’t really think of anything to write. Maybe the iPad is too fragile to be used without a case.
This tablet is probably the best available at this budget right now. If you can shell out a little more, iPad Pro is a more powerful tab.
iPad 2018 9.7 inch, 32 GB WiFi version retails for around INR 27k in India.