iPad (6th generation)

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iPad (6th Generation)
Also known asiPad 9.7-inch, iPad (6th generation)
DeveloperApple Inc.
Product familyiPad
TypeTablet computer
Release dateMarch 27, 2018
Introductory price$329
DiscontinuedSeptember 10, 2019
Operating systemOriginal: iOS 11.3
Current: iPadOS 15.0.2, released October 11, 2021
System on a chipApple A10 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M10 motion co-processor
CPU2.34 GHz quad-core 64-bit[2]
Storage32 or 128 GB[a] flash memory
Display9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio
InputMulti-touch screen, M10 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer
CameraFront: 1.2 MP, 720p HD, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Rear: 8.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilization, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and MIMO

Bluetooth 4.2, Broadcom BCM4359 Chip (Same as iPhone 7)

Wi-Fi + Cellular:
850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B.
800, 1900 MHz
Multiple bands
A1567: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41
PowerBuilt-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable Li-Po battery[1]
Online servicesApp Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions240 mm (9.4 in) (h)
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
7.5 mm (0.30 in) (d)
MassWi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
PredecessoriPad (5th generation)
SuccessoriPad (7th generation)
Related articles
WebsiteiPad - Apple at the Wayback Machine (archived August 5, 2019)

The iPad 9.7-inch[3] (officially iPad (6th generation)[4]) is a tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on March 27, 2018, during an education-focused event at Lane Tech High School in Chicago[5] and is the successor to the 5th generation, upgraded with the Apple A10 Fusion SoC and support for styluses such as Apple Pencil.[6] The iPad is also marketed towards educators and schools.[7]

Since its introduction, this model iPad has been used by Apple Retail employees at the Genius Bar and by other employees to assist with customer queries. Since September 2019, the seventh-generation iPad has replaced the 2018 iPad.


The iPad shipped with iOS 11.3, and had the iWork suite of apps preinstalled and included Apple Pencil stylus support.[6][8]

The iPad's hardware is nearly identical to the previous generation, except for a few upgrades, such as Apple Pencil and stylus support and an upgraded processor, the Apple A10 Fusion.[6][8] It is available in three colors: Silver, Space Gray, and a new Gold color to match the updated color introduced with the iPhone 8. The iPad has 2 gigabytes of RAM.[9] It is 7.5mm thick.[8] The iPad is available in 32 and 128 GB[a] storage options.[10][8] Unlike the iPad Pro, the iPad does not feature a laminated display.


The 2018 iPad received positive reviews. Gareth Beavis of TechRadar praised the addition of the Apple Pencil and the powerful A10 chip, but noted that it was as costly as the previous generation iPad.[11] Scott Stein of CNET also praised the addition of support for Apple Pencil and the upgrade to the A10 chip, but criticized it for lacking the Smart Connector as well as not having the same display technology as the iPad Pro, writing "the 2018 entry-level iPad doesn't add much, but it makes an already excellent tablet a better buy than ever."[12]

Timeline of models[edit]

iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Mini (6th generation)iPad Mini (5th generation)iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air (4th generation)iPad Air (3rd generation)iPad Air 2iPad AiriPad (9th generation)iPad (8th generation)iPad (7th generation)iPad (6th generation)iPad (5th generation)iPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad 2iPad (1st generation)
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive.[13]


  1. ^ a b 1 GB = 1 billion bytes


  1. ^ "iPad - Apple". Archived from the original on August 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "iOS Benchmarks". Geekbench. Primate Labs Inc. Archived from the original on January 8, 2021. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "iPad 9.7-inch - Apple". web.archive.org. August 19, 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "iPad (6th generation) - Technical Specifications". support.apple.com. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  5. ^ Marotti, Ally. "Apple draws tech world's eyes to Chicago's Lane Tech with launch event for new school-focused iPad". chicagotribune.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Apple's new iPad with Pencil support is just $299 for students". The Verge. Archived from the original on March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Apple Launches New 9.7-Inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support, $299 for Schools and $329 for Consumers". MacRumors.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d "iPad 9.7 - Technical Specifications". Apple. Archived from the original on March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Apple iPad 9.7 (2018) - Full tablet specifications". www.gsmarena.com. Archived from the original on March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  10. ^ 1 GB = 10003 B
  11. ^ Beavis, Gareth. "Hands on: New iPad 2018 review". techradar. Archived from the original on March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone". CNET. March 29, 2018. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  13. ^ Apple Inc. (2010–2011). iPad News - Newsroom Archive. Retrieved June 7, 2018.

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