Apple has announced a brand new iPad Air, alongside the new iPhone SE 2022, which will be powered the company’s M1 chipset and support for 5G with the eSIM. However, the iPad Air will come with a Wi-Fi only model as well for the base variant of the tablet.
The most important change to the new iPad Air is the addition of the M1 chip, which allows the tablet to match the performance for the iPad Pro in terms of performance while still being cheaper and more affordable than the flagship model of the device.
On the front of the new iPad Air, there is a new ultrawide front sensor with Center Stage, which automatically pans to keep users in view as they move around, and notices when others join in and smoothly zooms out to include them into the frame. On the back, there is a 12MP camera, which seems relatively unchanged from the previous model of the iPad Air.
Furthermore, the back camera lets users capture sharp photos and 4K video, scan documents, and enjoy amazing AR experiences. An end-to-end solution for photo and video capture, editing, and sharing, iPad Air is an incredibly versatile and ultra-portable mobile studio.
There is a USB-C port on the device, which is up to two times faster and supports data transfers up to 10Gbps, which makes importing large photos and videos is even quicker. The port connects iPad Air to a vast ecosystem of USB-C accessories, including cameras, external storage, and displays with up to 6K resolution.
iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display for an immersive visual experience, with 3.8 million pixels and advanced technologies, including 500 nits of brightness, full lamination, a P3 wide color gamut, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen coating.
The new iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display for an immersive visual experience, with 3.8 million pixels and advanced technologies, including 500 nits of brightness, full lamination, a P3 wide color gamut, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen coating.
Moreover, there is Touch ID is built into the top button of iPad Air, delivering the same ease of use and secure authentication users know and love to unlock iPad Air, log in to apps, or use Apple Pay.
The iPad Air comes preinstalled with iPad OS 15.4, which will be available as an over-the-air update for other iPads next weeks. The update will allow users to work with a single mouse and keyboard across multiple Macs and iPads with no setup required because of the ‘Universal Control’ feature.
Furthermore, the iPad Air starts at $599 like its predecessor with the 64GB variant, while a 256GB variant will be offered for the device as well. Just like the iPhone SE, the iPad Air will go on pre-order in 29 countries and regions this Friday, and will be available starting March 18.