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Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Apple iPad 9.7 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the usability and size. The screen and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the camera and durability, while there are some mixed opinions about the design.

price, performance, screen, size, usability

durability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple iPad review (2018): A little better, a little less competition

 

Once again, Apple has squeezed a bunch of components from past iOS devices -- the processor from the iPhone 7, the Pencil-friendly touch sensor from the first iPad Pro -- into a familiar body. While that might not sound terribly exciting, it all comes...

Great performance for the price ; Apple Pencil support ; Lots of excellent tablet apps

Classic design is getting old ; Still thicker than other iPads ; May be pricey for schools

Chris is Engadget's senior mobile editor and moonlights as a professional moment ruiner. His early years were spent taking apart Sega consoles and writing awful fan fiction. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Apple iPad (2018) review: the best tablet under $500

 

Apple's bare minimum still beats everybody else.

It’s an iPad ; It’s fast ; Supports Apple Pencil

No smart connector ; Speakers only on the bottom ; Not quite ready to replace your laptop

This is a very good tablet. The best, in fact, under $500. It’s too bad that nothing else comes close, because maybe that competition would have inspired Apple to make something a little better.

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad (2018)

 

The same price as last year's model but now with Apple Pencil support, the sixth-generation iPad is the best midrange tablet choice for most people. But it's still less practical than Chromebooks for most schools.

Terrific performance for the price. Elegant, high-quality apps. Supports Apple Pencil.

Neither rugged nor waterproof. Keyboard and Pencil accessories increase the price.

Who's buying this iPad? If you're a traditional tablet user looking to play games, watch or create videos, or draw, this iPad is a worthy upgrade over the previous model. It's a terrific family companion and more capable than any Android or Windows...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

 

The iPad -- and tablets in general -- face an existential crisis. Caught between big-screen phones and small and cheap laptops, this is a category in search of renewed purpose. So, Apple has turned to students with its new 6th generation iPad, which...

Mar, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPad (2018) review

 

The best tablet is the iPad. Period.

Pencil is fast to react ; Speedy performance ; Affordable ; Good display ; Long battery life

Dull design ; Speakers are a little weak

The best tablet is the iPad. Period. For $330, it can handle a variety of tasks you throw at it, has a good-looking display, and best of all works with the fantastic Pencil. It continues to be the everyman’s tablet.

Expert review by : John Velasco (phonearena.com)

Apple iPad (2018) Review

 

The 6th generation iPad – also known as the 2018-edition or the new 9.7-inch iPad – follows its predecessor in familiar fashion with an irresistible starting price of $329 for consumers. But given the stagnant nature of the tablet market, can the new...

Solid build quality for its price ; Exceptional processing performance ; Supports Apple Pencil ; Diverse app ecosystem ; Long battery life ; Great bang for the buck deal at $329

Camera's performance is predictably poor under low light ; Side-by-side view doesn't support two third-party apps ; Obnoxiously long battery recharge time

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wuerthele (appleinsider.com)

Review: 2018 iPad with Apple Pencil support might replace your iPad Pro

 

Apple is aiming at the educational market with the new 2018 sixth generation iPad, but the addition of Apple Pencil support has generated a lot of commercial interest in the device. It is obviously superior to the popular iPad 2, but will it replace...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) review: the go-to iPad tablet gets a little bit better and a little bit cheaper

 

Apple’s lower-priced tablet is almost the same as last year, but with a price cut, Pencil support and very solid battery life we’re not complaining

Great battery life ; Good screen ; Sufficiently powerful ; Great value

Weak speakers ; No TrueTone screen ; Camera isn't very strong

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

New iPad (2018) review

 

The most affordable iPad ever brings brilliant upgrades

More affordable ; Good screen quality ; Powerful for the price

Apple Pencil costs extra ; Design unchanged

The new iPad is great tablet for those that want just that: a tablet. It's shorn of the power and performance of the iPad Pro range, but the addition of Apple Pencil compatibility and the A10 chipset bring it pretty close, and for a lot less cash. It...

Apr, 2018

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time

 

This iPad retains the same design as the 2017 release but adds an important new feature: Pencil support. While Apple is happy for anyone to buy the

Affordable price ; Pencil support (and third-party stylus support) ; Works in the same way as Pro models ; A10 processor

No Face ID ; No ProMotion or True Tone ; No Smart Connectors

The new iPad replaces

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):32.4
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:3
Face detection:Y
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging:Y
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Swivel camera:N
Video capturing speed:120 / 30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Display Diagonal:9.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / Y
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,MP3 VBR,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / MP3 VBR,AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF / GIF,JPG,TIFF
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Position location:N / Y
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Phone Features

Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10 / A9

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nPhoto Booth
Operating system installed:iOS 10 / iOS 11
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295
Height:9.45
Weight:16.5 / 16.9
Width:6.67