Apple say that this iPad requires OS X 10.11.6 or later and iTunes 12.8 or later to sync with a Mac, so I'm going to guess that you're out of luck trying to use it with iPhoto.
You could try:
Seeing if you can download the photos using the Image Capture app on the Mac (Launchpad > Other, or find it in the Applications folder)
Transferring the photos via a ...
A quick Web search reveals an app that offers exactly this feature:
The app is a free download with In-App purchase. This is an iPhone only app, but can run on iPad in compatibility (letterbox) mode.
No affiliation whatsoever with the developer.
SIM presence changes nothing. Even if you have iCloud photos you can delete photos without service or network and then those changes will only sync up once you connect.
Something else is amiss. Do you have a backup of the device and opportunity to test a restart / reset / restore?
There isn’t a native circle crop on iOS or iPad OS so you’ll need a third party too to assist with this.
My favorites are Pixelmator and Pixelmator Photo. The photo version doesn’t have this crop, but Pixelmator for iOS can crop easily as follows:
Use the elliptical select feature to draw a circle (the pixel guides let you make it a perfect circle when you ...
For the simply have piece of mind I would recommend Time Machine to more than one destination and rotating one of the drives off site.
You can have multiple destinations, so get three drives. A, B and C.
Set up A and when the first backup completes remove it and add B and C as dual destinations. Ship A off for a week or a month. If you’re paranoid, ship ...
10 year old photos must have been scanned for faces and scenes by now. Whatever new processing happens might be due to some changes or features they bring to Photos or Siri.
As far as memories are concerned from Apple,
Rediscover favorite and forgotten moments from deep in your photo library. Memories automatically creates curated collections of your ...
There's nothing wrong in uploading a large number of photos to your iCloud storage. You are only limited by the available storage space and not the count of photos that you upload in iCloud.
The error message appears due to some temporary issues in the iCloud backend, network connectivity issues or some minor system/maintenance issue.
When it happens, ...
Turning it off and on again
The first and easiest solution was to restart the iOS device (I found this while trying the second solution). Then both Image Capture and Photos were able to see and download the photos and videos, although Image Capture gave an error 50:
I needed to restart the device to import a few remaining photos. Image Capture is still ...
Sure - if you don't need to make backups or transfer, install the Shortcuts app (used to be called Workflow) before Apple bought the company and renamed / shipped / enhanced the automation app for iOS.
You need two items - select photos and delete photos
For select, you can choose photos before a date. If you're not sure, you can limit it to 5 photos so ...
exiftool itself can now also generate GPX files. You can download the gpx.fmt template from the exiftool website, then run
exiftool -p ./gpx.fmt *JPG > output.gpx
Some useful options:
-if makes exiftool only process files with a gps tag,
-fileOrder allows processing in a forced order,
-d allows formatting the datatime string.