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Apple iPad 9.7-inch 6th Gen (2018, A1893, A1954)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 843 reviews of Apple iPad 9.7-inch 6th Gen (2018, A1893, A1954). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the camera.

performance, usability, price, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad 9.7-inch 6th Gen (2018, A1893, A1954) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Jeremy Kaplan (

Apple iPad (2018) hands-on preview


Apple's new iPad is more powerful and brings Pencil support, and a bevy of software initiatives and app improvements show emphasis on education.

Lots of education-focused initiatives ; Good hardware, slick software ; Affordable ; More control for teachers ; Support for Pencil

Design hasn’t changed

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

The iPad for everyone


There isn't much new about Apple's newest entry-level iPad. But it's a better value than ever.

The 2018 entry-level iPad supports the Apple Pencil for art work and annotation, and adds a faster A10 processor. iOS continues to offer the best overall selection of free and paid apps on affordable tablets.

Lacks the bigger, better screen, quad speakers and Smart Connector found on pricier iPad Pros. The Pencil, case and keyboard add-ons will bring the price up to laptop level.

The 2018 entry-level iPad doesn't add much, but it makes an already excellent tablet a better buy than ever.

Apr, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

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

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Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)


Update Dec. 10: The 2018 iPad is back to its fantastic $249 Black Friday sales price.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John Velasco (

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

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Apple iPad (2018) review: The best gets even better


Four years ago, my daughter would come home from school and tell me all about the games and applications she used at school that day. Apps that taught her numbers and letters, then later math and how to read. As my two younger kids started going to...

Apple Pencil support ; The price is right ; Solid performance and battery life

Lack of Smart Connector is disappointing

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Leif Johnson (

9.7-inch iPad (2018) review: Apple’s tablet is ‘pro’ enough for many of us


Apple Pencil support and a faster processor make a good case for leaving behind your iPad Pro.

Apple Pencil adds versatility ; A10 chip brings better performance ; iPad Pro 'feel' for low price

No Smart Connector

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wuerthele (

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

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Apple iPad (2018) review: Still outperforms every Android tablet


Apple has only itself to blame for this: the sixth generation of the iPad is a cheap iPad, or at least cheap by Apple's standards. You get the sense that it was cheaply produced around almost every corner, and yet Apple has still produced an enormously...

Strong performance ; High-quality apps

Display isn't exceptional ; Slow fingerprint reader

Apple advertises the iPad as a computer. The iPad’s performance values don’t make this sound completely absurd. The device is mobile, the battery lasts long and the app universe is impressive in terms of its quality and larger selection.

Product Specifications


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


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


Auto focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video capturing speed:120
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y


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


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

Media Formats

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIFF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4


Instant messaging (IM):Y
Video messaging:Y


2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
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


Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS
Electronic compass:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIFF
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Position location: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 out:Y
Lightning connector:Y


Coprocessor model:M10
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10


Fingerprint reader:Y


Bundled software:Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nPhoto Booth
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 11
Windows operating systems supported:Y


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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:16.5 / 16.9