Apple iPad 8th Generation 10.2 inch 128GB WiFi + Cellular - Space Grey (2023)


Kick some serious tasks.

With iPad, getting work done is all hustle and no hassle. Edit a document while researching something on the web and making a FaceTime call to a colleague at the same time. Attach a full size Smart Keyboard for comfortable typing. And for tasks that require more precision, support for a trackpad or mouse complements the familiar MultiTouch experience of iPad.

Jot till you drop.

Paired with the power of iPadOS 16, Apple Pencil (1st Gen) (not included) makes note taking with iPad a breeze. Do things like sign paperwork, mark up a document or sketch out an idea. It feels as natural to use as a regular pencil, but with so much more capability.

Learn your lesson the fun way.

Let your curiosity run wild with iPad. The App Store is the best place to discover apps that let you get a leg up in geometry, learn a new language and attend virtual classes. You can even use augmented reality to learn something exciting, like watching the history of space flight unfold in your living room or making characters from your favourite book literally leap off the page.

Live your best extra life.

It’s go time for gaming. The A12 Bionic chip delivers an amazing performance boost, so games are immersive, fluid and incredibly detailed. And you can pair an Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, PlayStation DualShock controller or MFi game controller with your iPad to create the ultimate portable game console. You can also try out Apple Arcade, with over 100 ad-free games in one subscription.

Draw something drawsome.

iPad lets you express your creative ideas in so many ways. Whether you’re painting a watercolour, designing a logo or just sketching up a storm, Apple Pencil is the perfect tool to bring your vision to life. It’s designed to feel intuitive and let you draw with pixel perfect precision.

Shoot from the hip. Edit with your finger.

No matter how you capture your photos and videos, with the 8MP back camera or the FaceTime HD camera on iPad, with an iPhone or with a digital camera, you’ll love editing them on the large, immersive screen of your iPad. Take advantage of the machine learning capabilities to enhance your photos. Once you’ve got your perfect shot, share it to your social feeds or send it to friends with a tap.

Your home cinema. Home optional.

Everything you watch on iPad looks and sounds awesome, thanks to the 10.2 inch Retina display and stereo system. With the Apple TV app, you’ll have access to popular streaming services, must watch shows and blockbuster movies.

Take your to-do list to go.

With a thin and light design and fast Wi-Fi and 4G LTE Advanced, iPad is designed to go where your life goes.So you can browse the web, download books and more, wherever you are. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, you can do it all on a single charge. It does pretty much everything but carry itself.(Battery performance from new, actual performance may be less)

Apps for everything.

There are over a million apps on the App Store specifically designed for the large display and power of iPad. Make a beat, get a workout in, read the news or join a battle royale with friends. Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find an app for it.

Privacy built in.

Like every Apple product, iPad was designed with your privacy and security in mind.

Designed for everyone.

Technology is most powerful when everyone can use it. That’s why iPad comes with accessibility features that support vision, hearing, mobility and cognitive needs. Like sign language prominence in FaceTime, which can detect when a participant is using sign language and make them prominent in a Group FaceTime call.

10.2-inch Retina display

With incredible detail and vivid colours, the new, larger Retina display is perfect for watching a film, working on a project and drawing your next masterpiece.





A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture

Neural Engine


Operating System

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iPadOS 16


Retina display

10.2-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology

2160x1620-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)

500 nits brightness

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Supports Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Power and Battery

Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on WiFi or watching video (from new, actual performance may be less)

Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system


Home/Touch ID sensor

Stereo speakers

Smart Connector

Lightning connector

3.5mm headphone jack

On/Off - Sleep/Wake

Volume up/down

Dual microphones

Nano-SIM Tray

Audio/Video Calling

FaceTime audio to any FaceTime-enabled device over WiFi

FaceTime video to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi


Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kb/s), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kb/s), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3),

Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

User-configurable maximum volume limit



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Ambient light sensor


Three-axis gyro

Touch ID

FaceTime HD Camera

1.2MP photos

ƒ/2.4 aperture

Retina Flash

Backside illumination

Live Photos

720p HD video recording

HDR for photos

Body and face detection

Burst mode

Exposure control

Timer mode


8MP camera

ƒ/2.4 aperture

Five-element lens

Hybrid IR lter

Backside illumination

Live Photos


Panorama (up to 43MP)

HDR for photos

Exposure control

Burst mode

Tap to focus

Timer mode

Auto image stabilisation

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Body and face detection

Photo geotagging

Video Recording

1080p HD video recording at 30 fps

Slomo video support for 720p at 120 fps

Time-lapse video with stabilisation

Video image stabilisation

Body and face detection

3x video zoom

Video geotagging

Touch ID

Unlock iPad

Secure personal data within apps

Make purchases from iTunes Store, App Store and Apple Books

Apple Pay

Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within apps and on the web

Send and receive money in Messages


Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.2 technology

UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ /DCHSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 7112

Data only

Wi-Fi calling


Intelligent Assistant

Siri10 - Use your voice to send messages, set reminders and more

Get proactive suggestions

Use hands-free

Listen to and identify songs


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Built-in GPS/GNSS

Mobile data

Digital compass

iBeacon micro-location



Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can create and do amazing things.

Features include:

Voice Control




Siri and Dictation

Switch Control

Closed Captions


Speak Screen

Size and weight

Dimensions 250.60 x 174.10 x 7.50 mm (H x W x D)

Weight: 495 g

Our Expert review of the Apple iPad 8th Generation Tablet

How it’s currently spec’d:

The refurb 2020 Apple iPad, or 8th generation as it is also know by, has a larger the previous models 10.2 inch multi touch IPS Retina display capable of 2160 x 1620 264 pixels per inch display, 128GB storage, 3GB RAM and support for the latest iPadOS. As well as these additional refinements, you’ll still find Touch ID in the Home button, WiFi, Cellular 4G, Bluetooth, front and rear cameras and support for the 1st gen Apple Pencil.

Where we think it excels:

We think Apples 8th gen iPad is a proper bridge between the standard iPad and the Pro versions. It has a larger screen than the 9.7” iPads before it and with slightly more power underneath the hood. You can still use the 1st generation Apple Pencil with it so if you’re upgrading from an older model there isn’t any need to buy new peripherals and as always the iPad is super easy to use, even for the tablet novice.

What we think its drawbacks are:

The front facing or ‘FaceTime’ camera is still disappointing 1.2MP so if you want high spec cameras there are far better tablets available.

What we think of the design:

iPads don’t change all that much in appearance and this 8th Gen is much the same as the 6th and 7th generations apart from the larger 10.2” screen. This has added about 30 grams from the 6th gen and around 10 grams from the 7th gen. Touch ID still works really quickly and overall this tablet feels really nice in hand.

Who it’s suitable for:

As with more or less any iPad, the 8th Gen is brilliant for experienced or new to tablet users. We feel students would greatly benefit from the larger screen on this 8th Generation iPad especially when combined with an Apple Pencil.

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Does the iPad 8 have a SIM card? ›

Open the SIM card tray on the side of the Apple iPad (8th gen) with the removal tool. Take the SIM card tray out of the Apple iPad (8th gen). Place the SIM card in the SIM card slot. Reinsert the SIM card tray into the Apple iPad (8th gen).

How long will the iPad 8th gen be supported? ›

iPad (8th generation)
iPad (8th generation) in Space Gray
DiscontinuedSeptember 14, 2021
Operating systemOriginal: iPadOS 14 Current: iPadOS 16.5, released May 18, 2023
System on a chipApple A12 Bionic with 64-bit desktop architecture and Apple M12 motion co-processor
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How much was the iPad 8th generation 128GB when it came out? ›

The larger storage option gives you 128GB for $649 (Wi-Fi only version) and you can opt for cellular-connectivity for an extra $200, taking the top-line standard iPad to $849.

What year did the iPad 8th generation come out? ›

The 8th-generation iPad, also referred to as iPad 10.2 inch and iPad 8, is a tablet computer that was announced by Apple in a special event on September 15, 2020 and released on September 18th.

What kind of SIM card does the iPad 8 use? ›

The SIM card tray is located on the bottom right side of the device. Note: The device uses a Nano-SIM card.

Is iPad 8th gen phased out? ›

Discontinued but Supported

The following models are no longer sold, but these devices remain within Apple's service window for iPadOS updates: iPad: 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Is Apple 8th gen iPad good? ›

iPad 8th Generation Performance

The iPad 8th Gen offers a complete balance between performance and price, and the tab can do almost everything that the more expensive iPad Pro models can do. With the chipset the same as the iPhone Xs, the performance is not an issue with the iPad 8th Gen.

Does iPad 8th Gen have a good battery life? ›

The 8th generation iPad also exceeds expectations with its battery life. Apple quotes 10-hour battery life for web browsing, which is unchanged from the previous generation of iPad.

What is the original price of iPad 8th? ›

Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 2020 Tablet (128GB) price in India starts from ₹46,117. It was available at lowest price on Amazon in India as on May 31, 2023. Take a look at Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 2020 Tablet (128GB) detailed specifications and features.

How long do iPads last? ›

How Many Years Should an iPad Last? Apple usually supports a new iPad with iPadOS updates for at least five years and often several years longer. Most iPad models hold up well in performance, features, and storage over this timeframe which means that five years is a standard lifespan for any iPad.

Is iPad 8th Gen better than 9th gen? ›

Processor. The iPad 10.2 (9th gen) runs on the A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, while the iPad 10.2 (8th gen) runs on the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine so the latest model is a little faster and more capable.

Is iPad 8th Gen better than 5th gen? ›

The iPad (8th gen) features a 10.2” display, versus the smaller 9.7” display on the iPad (5th gen). The iPad (8th gen) also features a newer processor, the Apple A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, and supports the Apple Pencil (1st gen) and Smart Keyboard.

Do you have to pay monthly for cellular iPad? ›

Cellular Data Service iPad. iPads enabled with cellular data service work in a similar way to cell/mobile phones. There is a fee to purchase the iPad device and also a monthly fee for the cellular data service with a monthly data transfer limit. The higher your data transfer limit, the higher the monthly fee.

What is the advantage of iPad cellular? ›

Cellular data on iPad gives you the flexibility to stay connected whenever you're away from Wi-Fi.

Can you use a cellular iPad without a data plan? ›

The cellular connection requires a SIM and a wireless data plan from a carrier. iPad supports the following types of SIM: eSIM (on iPad models that support eSIM; not available in all countries or regions)

How long does it take to charge an iPad 8th generation? ›

A full charge takes 2 hours, instead of up to 10.5 hours when you don't use a fast charger. You can also easily use this 30W fast charger for other iPad models or your iPhone. This isn't harmful, because the charger will never supply too much power.

Can I use iPad as a phone? ›

After you set up Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone and iPad, you can make and receive phone calls on iPad. Receive a call: Swipe or tap the notification to answer or ignore the call.

How do I get mobile data on my iPad? ›

If you're setting up your first plan on your iPad, go to Settings > Mobile Data > Set Up Mobile Data. If you're setting up another plan on your iPad, go to Settings > Mobile Data > Add a New Plan. Choose a network provider. If you can't see your preferred network provider, contact them for a SIM card or an eSIM.

What is the lowest price of iPad 8? ›

Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 2020 Tablet (WiFi+32GB) price in India starts from ₹27,900. It was available at lowest price on Flipkart in India as on May 31, 2023. Take a look at Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 2020 Tablet (WiFi+32GB) detailed specifications and features.

Will a 7 year old iPad still work? ›

With each update, Apple releases a full list of devices that are able to download it. If you don't see your model on the list and it's more than 5-6 years old, it's likely that your iPad is too old to handle a new update. Your iPad can't download new apps or update the ones you have.

Can an 8 year old iPad be updated? ›

These iPad models have overall internal hardware that is too old, too underpowered and incapable of running all of the new, advanced and internal hardware resource intensive features of the newest iPadOS versions. These iPad models are 8 and 9-years old, now, in 2022.

What do do with an old iPad? ›

For free recycling of your old iPad, a prepaid shipping label, and instructions, see the Apple Trade In website. The symbol above means that according to local laws and regulations your product and/or its battery shall be disposed of separately from household waste.

Which iPad is newer 7th or 8th generation? ›

Apple released the iPad (7th generation) in September 2019, and the iPad (8th generation) arrived a year later, in September 2020. The key difference between these two models is the processor. The 7th gen iPad is powered by an Apple A10 Fusion chip and the 8th gen iPad is powered by an Apple A12 Bionic chip.

Is 64 GB good for an iPad? ›

64GB or less: for internet users

An iPad with 64GB storage or less is suitable if you want to browse the internet, check your email, Facetime, or watch series. It's enough storage capacity to download apps and play some games.

When should iPads be replaced? ›

iPads generally have a lifespan of about 5 years. Keep your software as up-to-date as possible. Plan to replace your tablet every 3 years. Reference Table 1 below to determine if your iPad is still supported.

Is Apple discontinuing the iPad? ›

Apple's iPad lineup in 2022 misses the thing that used to make it great. Apple recently gave its iPad lineup a big refresh, and it came with an interesting side effect: For the first time ever, Apple hasn't discontinued the last generation base iPad after launching a new one.

Is a 10 year old iPad obsolete? ›

That old an iPad will NOT be useful, any longer, to anybody. Apple ended support for 8-10 year old iPads, at least, over 3 years, ago. The internal hardware in that iPad is too old, too underpowred and completely incompatible with all later versions of iOS/iPadOS.

Does iPad 8th gen have cellular? ›

2020 Apple iPad 8th Generation (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 32 GB) - Space Gray (Renewed)

Do iPads have built in SIM cards? ›

The cellular connection requires a SIM and a wireless data plan from a carrier. iPad supports the following types of SIM: eSIM (on iPad models that support eSIM; not available in all countries or regions) Physical SIM.

How do you get the SIM card out of an iPad 8? ›

To pop open the SIM tray, insert a paper clip or a SIM-eject tool into the hole beside the tray. Push in, towards the iPad, but don't force it. If you're having difficulty ejecting the SIM tray, take your device to your carrier or an Apple Store for assistance.

Do all iPads take a SIM card? ›

All iPhones and iPads with cellular have a slot on their sides that houses the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card provided by your mobile carrier. The SIM card enables your device to access the carrier's network and use voice and data services.

What is the difference between regular iPad and iPad cellular? ›

Whether it's for work or for play, a cellular iPad can be a game changer. Choosing a cellular iPad over a Wi-Fi iPad means you'll always have the speed, reliability, and security of a mobile data connection, giving you the power to use your iPad in many more ways.

Does iPad with cellular work as a phone? ›

Important: Wi-Fi + Cellular models do not support cellular phone service—they support cellular data transmission only. To make phone calls on any iPad model, you need to use Wi-Fi Calling and an iPhone.

What is the price of iPad 8th generation with SIM card? ›

Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 2020 Tablet (128GB) price in India starts from ₹46,117.

Will my iPad work without a phone number? ›

It serves no function at all on the iPad as an iPad is incapable of connecting to any cellular telephone network. They are data only devices. Without being paired to an iPhone, an iPad has no cellular telephone voice nor SMS/MMS capabilities.

How can I get Internet on my iPad without Wi-Fi? ›

Your iPad automatically connects to your carrierʼs cellular data network if a Wi-Fi network isnʼt available. If iPad doesn't connect, check the following: Verify that your SIM is activated and unlocked. See Set up cellular service on iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular models).

What happens if you take a SIM card out of an iPad? ›

The SIM card enables your iPad to connect to the cellular data network. If you take the SIM card out, the iPad will still work, but you have to use its Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet. You might also experience where your iPad says no SIM card is available and need to dismiss that.

Can I buy an iPad with cellular and not activate it? ›

If you buy it from Apple or an Apple authorized sales store — you don't have to activate it.

Why can't I get cellular data on my iPad? ›

Go to Settings > Cellular and check to see if your cellular line is turned on. If your cellular line is off, turn it back on. Then check to see if you have service. If you don't see your cellular line in Settings > Cellular, you should set up an eSIM or insert a physical SIM card.

What SIM card do I need for my iPad? ›

If you have a regular iPad (original, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation) - you need a micro SIM. If you have an iPad Air, Mini, or Pro - you need a nano SIM.

Can I use my iPad to make phone calls without iPhone? ›

The easiest way to make phone calls with your iPad is by using the video conferencing software called FaceTime. It comes with your iPad and uses your Apple ID to place phone calls to anyone who also has an Apple ID, which is anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac computer.


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