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iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 8th Gen

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The 6th generation iPad was released in March 2018 and the 8th generation iPad was released in September 2020. The 8th generation iPad features a bigger screen and a newer processor, but overall, the 6th gen and 8th gen iPads have quite a bit in common. The iPad (8th gen) features a 10.2” display with an Apple A12 Bionic chip, and the iPad (6th gen) features a 9.7” display with an Apple A10 Fusion chip.

Price Comparison

iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 8th Gen Pricing

iPad 6th Gen prices start at $117, which is cheaper than the iPad 8th Gen low price of $175.

Specs Comparison

The iPad (6th gen) features a 9.7-inch Retina display and is powered by an Apple A10 Fusion chip. The iPad (8th gen) features a 10.2-inch Retina display and is powered by an Apple A12 Bionic chip. Otherwise, the 6th and 8th generation iPads share many of the same specs including up to 128GB of storage, a Lightning connector, a home button with Touch ID, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front, an 8MP wide-angle camera on the back, and support for the Apple Pencil (1st gen).

Size

Size iPad 6th Gen iPad 8th Gen
Width 170 mm 6.7 inches 174 mm 6.9 inches
Height 240 mm 9.5 inches 251 mm 9.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 469 g 16.5 ounces 490 g 17.3 ounces

The iPad (6th gen) measures 9.4” (H) x 6.6” (W) x 0.29” (D) and features a 9.7” display size. The WiFi-only models weigh 1.03 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular models weigh 1.05 pounds. In comparison, the iPad (8th gen) measures 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.29” (D) and features a 10.2” display size. The WiFi-only models weigh 1.08 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular models weigh 1.09 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 6th Gen iPad 8th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448 3264x2448

The iPad (6th gen) and the iPad (8th gen) have an 8MP wide-angle camera on the back and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera on the front.

Screen

Display iPad 6th Gen iPad 8th Gen
Resolution 1536x2048 1620x2160
Screen Size 246 mm 9.7 in 259 mm 10.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 264 ppi 265 ppi

The 8th generation iPad display is larger than the 6th generation display, but the display tech and features are similar. The iPad (6th gen) and the iPad (8th gen) have an LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display with IPS technology at 264 pixels per inch, an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPad (6th) features a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, and the iPad (8th) features a 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1620.

Battery

Battery iPad 6th Gen iPad 8th Gen
Capacity 8680 mAh 8686 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The iPad (6th gen) and iPad (8th gen) are equipped with a 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery and charge with a Lightning to USB charging cable. The battery capacities of these models can get up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when using a cellular connection.

Processing

Processor iPad 6th Gen iPad 8th Gen
CPU Apple A10 Fusion APL1024 / APL1W24 (T8010) Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPad 6th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad 6th Gen color should you buy?

iPad 8th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPad 8th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 8th Gen Colors

The iPad 6th Gen introduces two new colors not found in the iPad 8th Gen color palette: Gold and Gray. Both the iPad 6th Gen and iPad 8th Gen share one color: Silver. However, the iPad 6th Gen does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the iPad 8th Gen.
Swappasaurus

The 6th generation iPad and the 8th generation iPad are available in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. The Silver and Gold models have a white bezel around the display, and the Space Gray model has a black bezel around the display.

Storage Options

iPad 6th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad 6th Gen storage should I buy?

iPad 8th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which storage iPad 8th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 8th Gen Storage

Both the iPad 6th Gen and iPad 8th Gen share two storage options: 32GB and 128GB.
Swappasaurus

The 6th generation iPad and the 8th generation iPad are available with 32GB or 128GB of storage.

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