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iPad 8th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen

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Apple released the iPad (8th gen) in September 2020 and the iPad (10th gen) in October 2022. The 10th gen iPad features several notable improvements over the 8th gen iPad. Some of the highlights include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, a landscape-orientated front camera, landscape-oriented speakers, USB-C, WiFi 6, 5G, up to 256GB of storage, and support for the Apple Magic Keyboard Folio.

Price Comparison

iPad 8th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Pricing

iPad 8th Gen prices start at $179, which is cheaper than the iPad 10th Gen low price of $319.

Specs Comparison

The iPad (10th gen) features several notable improvements over the iPad (8th gen). The improvements include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, up to 256GB of storage, a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, a landscape-oriented 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera with Center Stage, a USB-C connector, and Touch ID in the power button. The 10th gen iPad also features landscape stereo speakers, two microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2, 5G on the cellular model, and support for the Apple Magic Keyboard Folio. In comparison, the iPad (8th gen) specs include a 10.2” Retina display, an Apple A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, up to 128GB of storage, an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera, a Lightning connector, and Touch ID in the home button. The 8th gen iPad also features stereo speakers, two microphones, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and 4G on the cellular model.

Size

Size iPad 8th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Width 174 mm 6.9 inches
Height 251 mm 9.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 490 g 17.3 ounces

Measurements for the iPad (8th gen) are as follows: 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.29” (D) with a 10.2” display size. The 8th gen iPad with WiFi weighs 1.08 pounds and the model with WiFi + Cellular weighs 1.09 pounds. In comparison, measurements for the iPad (10th gen) are as follows: 9.79” (H) x 7.07” (W) x 0.28” (D) with a 10.9” display size. The 10th gen iPad with WiFi weighs 1.05 pounds and the model with WiFi + Cellular weighs 1.06 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 8th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448

The iPad (8th gen) has an 8MP wide-angle rear camera and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera. To compare, the iPad (10th gen) has a 12MP wide-angle rear camera and a landscape-oriented 12MP ultra-wide front camera with support for Center Stage.

Screen

Display iPad 8th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Resolution 1620x2160
Screen Size 259 mm 10.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi ppi

The iPad (8th gen) features a 10.2” LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display with IPS technology. The display supports a native resolution of 2160 x 1620 at 264 pixels per inch, an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. In comparison, the iPad (10th gen) features a 10.9” LED-backlit multi-touch Liquid Retina display with IPS technology. The 10th generation iPad display has a native resolution of 2360 x 1640 at 264 pixels per inch, an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, and True Tone.

Battery

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

The iPad (8th gen) is powered by a 32.4-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery and charges using a Lighting to USB charging cable. The iPad (10th gen) is powered by a 28.6-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery and charges using a USB-C charging cable. The battery capacities of these two iPads allow for up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours when on cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad 8th Gen iPad 10th Gen
CPU Apple A12 Bionic APL1081 / APL1W81 (T8020)

Color Choices

iPad 8th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad 8th Gen color should you buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Available in 4 colors:

  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Yellow

Which color iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 8th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Colors

The iPad 8th Gen introduces three new colors not found in the iPad 10th Gen color palette: Yellow, Blue, and Pink. Both the iPad 8th Gen and iPad 10th Gen share one color: Silver. However, the iPad 8th Gen does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the iPad 10th Gen.
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The 8th generation iPad is available in three colors. The colors include Space Gray with a black bezel on the front, Silver with a white bezel on the front, and Gold with a white bezel on the front. In comparison, the 10th-generation iPad is available in four colors. The iPad (10th gen) colors include Silver, Pink, Blue, and Yellow.

Storage Options

iPad 8th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad 8th Gen storage should I buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 8th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Storage

The iPad 8th Gen and iPad 10th Gen have completely different storage options. The iPad 8th Gen offers two storage sizes: 64 GB and 256 GB. The iPad 10th Gen sports different storage sizes: 32 GB and 128 GB.
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The 8th generation iPad is available in two storage configurations: 32GB and 128GB. The 9th generation iPad is available with an option to get 64GB or 256GB of storage.

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