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Apple iPad 6 (2018, A1893, A1954)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews of Apple iPad 6 (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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the camera.

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

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

9.7-inch iPad 2018

 

The iPad 2018 packs the much of the goodness of the Pro at half the price. It also works as a low cost laptop, if you but a keyboard case.

Great value ; Slim and light, yet powerful ; Apple Pencil compatible ; iOS is the best tablet operating system

Reflective screen ; Average rear camera

The new iPad is an iPad Pro on a budget. You get many of the same features for a fraction of the price, and that makes it hugely compelling.

Apr, 2018

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 : Jeremy Kaplan (digitaltrends.com)

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad 2018 (32GB) review

 

New features are mostly aimed at creatives, but either way the iPad remains a prodigious AV tablet.

Excellent, balanced picture quality ; Added HDR support ; Punchy, natural sound ; Cheaper than last year’s model

Sound and vision upgrades are slight ; HDR isn’t as transformative here as you might expect

It’s not worth upgrading from last year’s model, but the new iPad is still the best tablet available at this sort of price

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

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 : Dan Grabham Matthew Bolton (t3.com)

New iPad review: faster, longer lasting and with more storage. What's not to like?

 

Slightly thicker and heavier but the 5th gen iPad is improved in all the major areas

Cheapest 9.7-inch iPad ever ; Faster than before ; Giant battery life ; Starts at 32GB

Thicker and a little heavier ; No speaker improvement ; No expandability

May, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

iPad Pro 9.7 review: this is the best tablet money can buy

 

Apple's super-tablet has been shrunk

Super display ; Very powerful ; Superb on-the-move device

iPad Air 2 better for many ; Pencil extra ; Won't replace your laptop

Mar, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad (2018) review

 

The ‘iPad for everyone' is now even more of a crowd-pleaser...

Powerful enough to handle most tasks ; Has way more apps than other tablets ; Pencil support gives it new versatility

Still no anti-reflective screen coating ; Small gap between screen and glass ; No multi-user support

The best iPad for most people – if you want a versatile tablet for work and play, this is it

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

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

Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Slate

Display

Display diagonal:24.6
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 - 3000
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
Keyboard Included:N

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
iBeacon: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
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5
Height :240
Weight:469 / 478
Width:169.5