The 8th generation iPad packs more power, but has the same old design

At today’s event, Apple just announced its brand new 8th generation iPad.

The biggest news is the chip: the A12 bionic. This allows the device to deliver faster graphics (twice as fast if according to the company) and make use of the Apple neural engine.

On top of this, there are also support for new accessories, including the smart keyboard and similar bits of kit from Logitech.

The most interesting update in this space is the support for the Apple Pencil. This is important due to iPadOS 14, which includes a huge range of uses for Apple’s stylus.

With the new software, you’re able to actually write on the screen and interact with the tablet in a new way. It could completely change how you use Apple‘s 8th generation tablet.

All this is positive, but there’s one glaring issue in the room: the design.

Many people were expecting the new iPad to reduce the bezel size, but it looks very much like we’re going to get the same device, with just a spec bump.