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Apple iPad 9.7-inch 6th Gen (2018, A1893, A1954)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 447 reviews of Apple iPad 9.7-inch 6th Gen (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. People really like the size and screen. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts 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 9.7-inch 6th Gen (2018, A1893, A1954) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

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 : What Hi-Fi? (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Dan Grabham Matthew Bolton (

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 (

Hands on: 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 (

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

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Apple iPad (2018) review: Pencil time


This iPad retains the same design as the 2017 release but adds an important new feature: Pencil support. While Apple is happy for anyone to buy the

Affordable price ; Pencil support (and third-party stylus support) ; Works in the same way as Pro models ; A10 processor

No Face ID ; No ProMotion or True Tone ; No Smart Connectors

The new iPad replaces

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

New iPad (2018) review


The most affordable iPad ever brings brilliant upgrades

More affordable ; Good screen quality ; Powerful for the price

Apple Pencil costs extra ; Design unchanged

The new iPad is great tablet for those that want just that: a tablet. It's shorn of the power and performance of the iPad Pro range, but the addition of Apple Pencil compatibility and the A10 chipset bring it pretty close, and for a lot less cash. It...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

New iPad 2018 review


Designed for education, but it seems a great slate for anyone

Apple Pencil support ; Powerful A10 Fusion chipset

No cheaper that previous model

The budget iPad from 2017 has been updated – Apple says it's an iPad for education, but it's actually a really impressive tablet for the general user who wants to get a great experience – and having the Apple Pencil support on there as well is great.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Victoria Woollaston (

Apple iPad (2018) review: Apple's most basic iPad is still a great buy


Aimed at schools and students, it's the most affordable iPad to date

Apple Pencil support ; Cheap (for an iPad) ; Has a decent turn of speed

No keyboard connector

However, for any consumer who’s not interested in the educational apps, it’s a little disappointing that the only hardware improvement comes in the form of a slightly faster processor – after all, not everyone is all that bothered about stylus support....

May, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):32.4
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (4G):9


Auto Focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video capturing speed:120
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y


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


Display diagonal:24.6
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch

Media formats

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:MP3 VBR,AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIFF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4


Instant messaging (IM):Y
Video messaging:Y


2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
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


Ambient light sensor:Y
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS
Electronic compass:Y
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIFF
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Position location: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 Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y


Coprocessor model:M10
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10


Bundled software:Safari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nTV\nPhoto Booth
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS 11
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :240
Weight:469 / 478