Apple introduced all-new iPad Air and upgraded iPad
As part of a special online presentation, Apple showed a new generation of iPad tablet computers.
iPad Air 4 looks very different from its predecessor. It has a design inspired by the more expensive iPad Pro models with rounded screen edges, thin bezels, and flat edges. Thanks to this, the display diagonal has increased to 11 inches, and the resolution - up to 2360x1640 pixels. Apple calls the new matrix Liquid Display. It is made using full lamination technology and supports the True Tone function.
In addition, the proprietary Lightning connector has been replaced with a universal USB Type-C, which allows you to directly connect drives, monitors, cameras, and other peripherals to the tablet. But the Face ID face-scanning system remained the advantage of the Pro versions - the Touch ID fingerprint scanner remained in the iPad Air 4. However, iPad Air 4 moved from the "Home" button, which is no longer in the tablet, to the power button on the side edge. An important innovation is the introduction of stereo speakers similar to those used in the iPad Pro. From the latter, the new iPad Air also adopts the magnetic mount for the second-generation Apple Pencil.
The "core" of the iPad Air 4 is the latest A14 Bionic processor, made on advanced 5-nanometer process technology. By the way, this is the first such chipset in the world. It accommodates 11.8 billion transistors. The chip includes a six-core CPU that delivers a 40% faster performance over the iPad Air 3 and a quad-core GPU that delivers 30% faster graphics.
Other features of the iPad Air 4 include a 12-megapixel main camera with 4K / 60 fps video recording, a 7-megapixel front camera with Smart HDR support, a 60% faster LTE connection, Wi-Fi 6, Magic Keyboard support, and up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
iPad Air 4 will go on sale in October at the following prices:
- 64 GB + Wi-Fi - $599.00
- 64 GB + Wi-Fi + LTE - $729.00
- 256 GB + Wi-Fi - $749.00
- 256 GB + Wi-Fi + LTE - $879.00
There are not many changes in the iPad of the eighth generation. It is equipped with a 10.2-inch Retina screen with a resolution of 2160x1620 pixels and does not look different from its predecessor. It has the same Lightning connector, a Home button with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and large bezels at the top and bottom. Apple Pencil is supported, but only the first generation.
The main changes are hidden inside. For example, a six-core A12 Bionic, familiar from the iPhone XS and iPad Air 3, is used as a processor. Apple claims that the new iPad is twice as powerful as popular Windows laptops and three times more powerful than popular Android tablets.
As before, the iPad can work on a single charge up to 10 hours. The package includes a network adapter with a USB Type-C connector. The tablet is equipped with stereo speakers, but, unlike the same iPad Air 4, they are located on one side, which is why the sound is not so voluminous.
The eighth generation iPad will go on sale this Friday and will be available at the following prices:
- 32 GB + Wi-Fi - $329.00
- 32 GB + Wi-Fi + LTE - $459.00
- 128 GB + Wi-Fi - $429.00
- 128 GB + Wi-Fi + LTE - $559.00