iPad 8 (2020) One Week Later!

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

The apple ipad generation 8 released last week and in my past seven days i did something very difficult now i set aside my ipad pro and i've used this as my primary planner word processor and computer so how has it held up over all of this time is this worth buying if you were looking to either upgrade your old ipad or buy your very first one let's find out boom what's up everyone i'm the everday dead and if i can figure it out you can figure it out the ipad it's no secret i love these devices and i truly think that if you

Aren't doing real specific tasks that require a specific piece of software and that software will only run in a full computer environment you could and can do everything on one of these the ipad generation 8. now this will not be very in-depth spec wise today we will be mentioning what you get for the money and then we will talk about the things that i both like and i dislike after a solid week of use on this thing much like last year's model the ipad

Generation 8 can be purchased brand new for 329 or as i was making this video i looked on amazon and it's already 299 there which that's kind of wild it's brand new it's already got a price cut the base model comes equipped with 32 gigabytes of storage a 10 ish inch retina display and some serious bezels look at these see what these bezels are they mean one thing serious these are serious bezels now the biggest update between the previous versions and this one

This newer model has a newer model of apple silicon processor inside of it last year's 10.2 inch model had the a10 and this one has the a12 which that is a pretty powerful processor for a computer at this price point i don't like diving to specs or benchmarks too much because they don't matter as you're using it but apple states that the a12 is 40 more powerful than the a10 so for the same price you get so much more power and okay we are going to pause on this for just a second

Think about this the a12 is a six core 2.4 ish gigahertz processor a six core 2.4 gigahertz processor that fits in a tiny tablet that costs around 300 i'm almost speechless at this this processor is built off of seven nanometer technology which i mean nerd speak aside it just means that you can fit way more tech into these smaller silicon from a strict performance standpoint you might not actually see the difference unless you are pushing real powerful tasks

Which most people using an ipad won't but what this does buy you when you buy this ipad what you are buying with that better processor is longer term of updates i think i mentioned this in the iphone sc video a few times but power in a device like this is only so important because when you think single core performance all apple devices especially the mobile ones even if they do have different processors they all have a very similar user experience but what power like this really buys you

From a practical standpoint is longevity the crazy power potential of today is the still working perfectly fine power of four to five years from now so when ipad os or hopefully all of the operating systems will merge into one os whenever that system in the future comes out there should be no problems and i like to point that my example for all of this is the iphone 6s because the iphone 6s is an old phone and it's still received ios 14. it has the a9 chip in it by the way

If you were curious plus the ipad generation 8 comes preloaded with ipad os 14 which i guess that does kind of save some time from you having to update it yourself see it saves you time before you even open the box it's like preemptively saving you time what else who else does that for you that's enough about the specs let's talk about what i have liked and what i have disliked after the past week of use well there isn't too much that i liked or disliked that is specifically unique

To this new ipad everything that's great here is really everything that's great about ipads in general but let's hit some of the key points of what i do like about ipads in general because you will get that here for a very low price first off i really like ipad's integration of keyboard and mouse ever since ipad os 13. i know the argument is if you want the ability to use all those things just buy a laptop but this is really something that makes the ipad special and it really takes the ipad it's not a tablet and it's not a

Laptop but it's something else that's better than both in certain situations i did mention the ipad accessory videos but this is what makes the ipad something that i depend on for both my professional calendar and keeping me on track with all of this youtube stuff like bouncing a 50 to 60 hour a week job and three videos a week on youtube is not easy and i need a tool that allows me to do that that's right here plus this allows for all the cool keyboard cases to exist

Like this giving almost that full laptop type experience and i don't know about you but i just love cool gadgets and nothing is cooler to me than an integrated keyboard case wow i'm i'm really boring if the coolest thing that i think of is keyboards i just i just learned something about myself the next thing that i really like about ipads are their interconnectedness with the apple ecosystem yes i get it leave the comment below that's totally an apple fanboy thing to say but that

Doesn't make it any less true the ipad and yes specifically for me the ipad pro but any ipad has quickly become the hub of my mobile technology environment for lack of a better word my watch can connect to it my bluetooth headphones connect to it and my phone shares connectivity and messages through it it's just it's powerful and big enough to take over the bigger tasks that i don't want to do on my phone while connecting to everything that i use anyway it saves so much space and so much headache using

This as the centerpiece instead of dragging along my macbook pro 16. sometimes i need that macbook pro but i don't always need it and i like this okay the next thing that i like is gonna be a contradiction of myself from that ipad accessory video and i'm gonna say another thing that i do like about this specific ipad this is this specific ipad i like that it's got a lightning port hear me out hear me out boo gary boo i hear your booze i know because i've poo pooed lightning in basically every video that i talk

About it but specifically for this laptop i like it if you are looking to get into the apple ecosystem for the least amount of money you'll need less cables to charge everything when your main computer uses a lightning cable so yes i personally don't like lightning and i think it's good that we're starting to move away from it it is a pretty good addition here and it could let you share cables with the iphone se airpods etc i'll accept this is your time leave the angry leave the angry

Comments i know they're coming lightning does i'm ready to go but it's not i like it here this should come as no surprise but something that's kind of meh about the new ipad generation 8 is it's the exact same form factor as last year's model so if you've seen the new ipad pros or even that gorgeous ipad air and you're dreaming of slim bezels and high quality high refresh rate retina displays and laminated displays well here you do get a nice retina display but unfortunately it's not laminated and it does have some

Pretty big bezels some people do like this old school design honestly i like how the new ipads look and i do wish hopefully next year's model could be like a budget version of what the air does and i do think it is slowly like technology trickles down hopefully the technology of the slim bezel will come to the ipad there are a couple of benefits that this older design does get you though one is you do get a legit home button with touch id on the front of the ipad and this obviously comes as no secret

I'm a gigantic fan of touch id and now that we have to wear masks all the time face id by itself just is for a world that doesn't exist another big benefit of this older and bigger body is you do get a dedicated 3.5 millimeter headphone jack right off the top of the ipad you kind of miss that on all current tech i've stopped complaining about it with like phones and stuff though because i've moved over everything to airpods but much like sd card slots on laptops i do wish more devices had 3.5 millimeter jacks sometimes

My batteries die or i'd like to not have to spend so much on headphones i just want to plug something in something else that i really like we did touch on this earlier but i do like the upgraded power on hand here the new processor does make a pretty big difference when you do things that require that additional power and when it comes to the ipad there are only so many power tasks that you can do and the task that you could do that i judge this against is video editing i did do a video editing video earlier in the week

And i was able to edit three streams of 4k video i was able to do some color processing effects and we had absolutely no problems no slowdowns no crashes no even real stutters on the timeline and when it came to rendering that file into a higher quality file than i normally upload to youtube it did so in a little bit slower than real time in a tablet with no fans that only cost 329 dollars that's only slightly bigger than my

Iphone this thing this ipad this magic glass screen doesn't have a cooling system at all like look how small look how small this thing is any other laptop computer rendering that same 4k video would need fans blowing like crazy i know this because i have all sorts of laptops here in the house and you've seen them on the channel here and this thing barely even gets warm what if okay i'm calming down a little bit if

That doesn't blow your mind i don't know what else to say this is legitimately impressive stuff and each year that apple releases these updates it becomes more and more amazing and okay as a side tangent that makes me very just like unbelievably excited for what the apple silicon macbooks might look like but okay back to the ipad and something else that i really like probably the best part of this whole package is something that combines the power and

Something else that we mentioned that's the price you get all of this power all of this interoperability all of this productivity for a base model of 329 dollars i love i love this for all the talk that people have when they mention the apple tax this se line and i do consider the ipad base a member of the se family it's one of the best lines in the entire tech space there are other tablets out there for this price samsung has some powerful tablets

Chromebooks exists there are other things out there for this price and some might even win on specs but but it's the same argument when it comes to the iphone se you cannot beat an apple device on specs sure that sounds like trying to prove a negative right like if you can't beat them by having better specs well then what is an objective measure to compare and contrast devices against and that's the problem apple devices especially when you have more than one they're greater than the sum of their

Parts everything works so interconnectedly and you can't really separate them to make specific comparisons it's unfair it's 100 unfair when we talk about these things as an ecosystem but unfortunately life can be unfair at times this just works fantastically plus i like to talk about things that i personally use and i personally use apple products spoilers it's not all good though there are a couple of specific things that i don't

Really like about the new ipad one i don't like the storage options 32 gigabytes of memory is just not acceptable in 2020. if if you are only and i mean like stressing only using the ipad to connect to cloud services or you're only going to watch videos and consume content sure in that situation i could say 32 gigabytes is fine but even if you want to use this for imessage or saving some photos 32 gigabytes just

It's just not enough it is not enough i would prefer 64 gigabytes as a base in the line even if it made the price go up to maybe like 359 or something as a project manager i totally understand that you can't increase performance without increasing price and i do think there's an acceptable price increase to get a more usable base model device because 329 dollar model if you're not just watching videos you can't buy it and the second thing that i don't really like

Would require a remodel of all ipads not this one but the quote unquote top mounted camera it just doesn't belong there if i'm going to be working on the ipad it will be in landscape mode 100 of the time so i would prefer it if we moved the camera up to the top here instead of over here so what i'm going to be doing meetings or i'm going to be in conferences it's not like off to the side it looks more natural when i'm looking up than when i'm looking to the side but i don't have data saying that most people still

Hold these vertically maybe i'm the only person that doesn't hold this thing like i'm using instagram or something maybe there's a reason to keep it like that but at the end of the day so what right should you get an ipad generation eight well i i mean i think this is really two separate questions one if you already have an ipad generation seven or earlier should you upgrade to the eight and number two if you don't have an ipad at all should you then get the newest model or should you try to find a refurbished or a used

Last generation to answer the first question probably not i'm not sure there's enough on hand here to really justify upgrading for the sake of upgrading the 7th gen will still get ipad os 14 has the same body and will have a very similar if not identical user experience unless you need more power which is a pretty niche use for ipads to the second question yes i would say this is worth buying over older models you can find the 7th

Generation for sale but that's only really a 50 difference and it's even less if you can find that 8th generation on sale like we said at the beginning of the video so it could be between a 50 and 20 difference i think there is 50 to 20 more performance on the newer one i mean it is worth buying as a first ipad because it will be supported for much longer and it will give you updates over a longer period of time instead of buying that older one plus having more power up front is

Always better in my opinion especially when you don't have to sacrifice like thermal performance for that and you don't have to worry about thermal performance on the ipads but what do you think are you getting the newest ipad are you waiting for the ipad air it does look amazing leave me a comment below i'm curious to know what everybody is planning on getting and if you like this video if you liked this video you're considering buying the ipad here's a video where i lay out all the

Best accessories that i recommend for an ipad like this or for any ipad but for this one specifically click right here to find out all the coolest accessories that you can get for an ipad click click click click click click click thanks for watching

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