As hinted by rumours and leaks, the new iPad Air comes with an iPad Pro-like all display design, full with flat sides. The pill additionally comes with a 10.9-inch retina show with 2360×1640 pixel decision. It’s a real tone show, together with assist for P3 color gamut, anti-reflective coating, and it’s absolutely laminated.
However, whereas the design appears just like the iPad Pro, the brand new iPad Air doesn’t herald Face ID to the combo. Instead, Apple has opted to make use of Touch ID on the brand new pill, integrating the fingerprint scanner into the facility button.
The new iPad Air additionally lastly brings USB Type-C to the Air line-up. That means a bigger bandwidth for knowledge switch, extra equipment that you may connect with it, and simply general a greater ecosystem for the iPad Air.
Under the hood is the new A14 Bionic chipset. This is the processor we’ll possible see within the upcoming iPhone 12 sequence as effectively, by the way in which, however the iPad Air has change into the primary system to carry its energy. The new chipset is constructed on a 5nm course of, and has 11.8 billion transistors — a 40% improve over the A13 bionic. The SoC has a 6-core CPU with 4 excessive efficiency and 2 excessive effectivity cores, and a 4-core GPU. Apple claims that with the A14 Bionic, the brand new iPad Air provides 40% sooner CPU efficiency and 30% sooner GPU efficiency as in comparison with the earlier technology iPad Air.
Moreover, there’s a 16-core neural engine, which might carry out 11 trillion operations per second, leading to 2x sooner machine studying efficiency on the processor.
In phrases of optics, the iPad Air brings a single 7MP entrance digital camera with an f/2.2 aperture and the flexibility to shoot 1080p 60FPS movies. On the rear, you get a 12MP digital camera with an f/1.8 aperture. This can shoot 4K movies at 60FPS and slow-motion movies at as much as 240FPS.
Apart from all that, the brand new iPad Air helps the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil, full with its wi-fi charging capabilities. Similar to how it’s on the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to the iPad Air for charging and storage. You additionally get assist for Apple’s new (and costly) Magic Keyboard that was introduced with the brand new iPad Pro.
The new iPad Air is priced beginning at $599 and can be out there subsequent month.