The most powerful, versatile and colorful iPad Air ever is here. As of today, along with the new iPhone 12, customers can order the all-new iPad Air, with availability starting Friday, the 23rd. October. The iPad Air is offered in five great designs, and has a screen design with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina screen. , camera and audio upgrades, a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button and the powerful A14 Bionic for a huge boost in performance, making this by far the most powerful and efficient iPad Air ever.
New design on the entire screen and new colorful surfaces
iPad Air has a completely new thin and light design in five beautiful designs: silver, space color, pink gold, green and sky blue. The new full-screen design provides a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display for a stunning visual experience, with 3.8 million pixels and advanced technology, including full lamination, P3-wide color support, True Tone and an anti-reflective coating. To allow the screen to expand on all sides, a next-generation Touch ID sensor is integrated into the top button, providing the same fast, easy and secure way to unlock iPad Air, sign in to apps or use Apple Pay, as customers know and love. iPad Air is compatible with the Magic Keyboard and its floating design with built-in trackpad, Smart Keyboard Folio and new Smart Folio covers, as well as the Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which attaches magnetically to the side of the iPad for easy pairing, charging and storage.
The power of the A14 Bionic
iPad Air gives a huge boost in performance with Apple’s most advanced chip ever made, the A14 Bionic. The A14 Bionic handles even the most demanding apps, and makes the iPad Air even better for editing 4K video, creating great artwork, playing immersive games and more. Using cutting-edge 5-nanometer process technology, the A14 Bionic is packed with 11.8 billion transistors for increased performance and energy efficiency in almost every part of the chip. This latest generation A-Series chip has a new 6-core design for 40 percent increase in CPU performance, and a new 4-core graphics architecture for 30 percent improvement in graphics.2 To deliver groundbreaking machine learning features, the A14 Bionic includes a new 16 -core Neural Engine that is twice as fast, capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second, and takes machine learning apps to a whole new level. The A14 Bionic also includes second-generation machine learning accelerators in the CPU for 10 times faster machine learning calculations. This combination of the new Neural Engine, CPU machine learning accelerators and high-performance GPU provides powerful experiences on the device for image recognition, natural language learning, motion analysis and more.
Several upgrades in the air
The iPad Air has a 7MP FaceTime HD camera on the front and now has the same 12MP rear camera used in the iPad Pro for higher resolution photos and 4K video recording. The new design of the iPad Air has stereo speakers in landscape mode, and enhances the audio experience so that users can enjoy wider stereo sound while watching video. A USB-C port comes to the iPad Air for up to 5 Gbps data transfer, which is 10 times faster, 2 for connection to cameras, hard drives and external monitors up to 4K. With Wi-Fi 6 performance and 60 percent faster LTE connectivity, 3 along with the A14 Bionic, this is by far the most powerful iPad Air ever.
More possibilities with iPadOS 14
The new iPad Air comes with iPadOS 14, which provides new features and designs that take advantage of the unique features of the iPad, such as the large Multi-Touch screen and versatile accessories. iPadOS 14 further integrates Apple Pencil into the iPad experience for better note-taking capabilities and new ways of working with handwritten notes. When taking notes on the iPad, Smart Selection uses machine learning on the device to distinguish handwriting from drawings, so that handwritten text can be easily selected, cut and pasted into another document as written text using the same familiar gestures. Shape Recognition allows users to draw shapes that are geometrically perfect and click right into place when adding charts and illustrations to Notes. Data detectors work seamlessly with handwritten text and recognize phone numbers, dates, addresses and links, making it easy for users to perform actions such as pressing a handwritten number to make a call.
iPadOS 14 also brings Scribble to the iPad, allowing Apple Pencil users to handwrite directly in any text box, and perform actions such as responding to a quick iMessage or searching Safari quickly and easily – all without having to put away Apple Pencil. Scribble uses machine learning on the device to convert handwriting to written text in real time, so that writing is always kept private and secure.
iPadOS 14 makes the iPad experience even more distinct and powerful in other ways, including:
• New compact designs for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions and Search to help users stay focused on the task.
• Universal Search to quickly find virtually anything, from finding and launching apps, to accessing contacts, files and information, to getting answers to frequently asked questions about people or places.
• New sidebars for many apps, including images and files, and streamlined toolbars that consolidate controls into one place, making them more useful than ever.
• Beautifully redesigned widgets that present current information in an instant right on the home screen.
Prices and availability
• The new iPad Air can be ordered starting today at apple.com and the Apple Store app in over 30 countries and regions, including the US, and starts arriving on Friday 23rd. October. IPad Air Wi-Fi models are available starting at $ 599 (US) and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $ 729 (US). The new iPad Air, in 64 GB and 256 GB configurations, is available for order in five beautiful designs, including silver, space gray, pink gold, green and sky blue.
• iPadOS 14, the powerful operating system designed specifically for the iPad, comes free with the new iPad Air, and is available as a free software update for all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and newer, and iPad mini 4 and later.
• Apple Pencil (2nd generation), which can be purchased separately for $ 129 (US), is compatible with iPad Air.
• Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Air can be purchased separately for $ 299 (US) and $ 179 (US), respectively, with layouts in over 30 languages, including Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
• Smart Folios are available for iPad Air for $ 79 (US) in black, white and three new seasonal colors, including deep navy blue, cypress green and pink citrus.
Education rates for individuals, including current and recently accepted students and their parents, as well as teachers, staff, and home teachers at all grade levels, are available for $ 549 (US) for the new iPad Air. Second-generation Apple Pencil is available for $ 119 (US), Smart Keyboard Folio for $ 159 (US) and Magic Keyboard for $ 279 (US). For more information, visit apple.com/us-hed/shop.
For a limited time, eligible customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV + for free and three months of Apple Arcade for free.
• Apple One is the easiest way to get many Apple subscription services at an affordable price, so customers can choose the plan that suits them or the whole family. Customers can sign up for Apple One starting this fall.
• Customers can find the same great shopping and support services at apple.com and Apple Store locations. Customers can get shopping help from Apple specialists, choose monthly financing options, exchange qualified devices and get support services and delivery without contacting or picking up the Apple Store. Customers are encouraged to check out apple.com/retail for more information on health and safety measures and services available at their local store.
• U.S. customers can exchange their eligible device for an Apple Gift Card or credit for the purchase. If the device is not eligible for credit, Apple will recycle it for free.
• When customers buy online from Apple, they can make iPad Air and Apple Pencil (2nd generation) their own with free engraving.
• U.S. customers who purchase directly from Apple can opt for the Apple Card monthly installments to pay for their iPad over 12 months, interest-free, and get 3 percent daily cash back in advance. Customers who choose to pay in full with the Apple card also get 3 percent daily cash back.
• Customers can extend their limited warranty with AppleCare + and receive protection against accidental damage, or AppleCare + with theft and loss, and get 24/7 priority access to technical support.
• Every customer who buys an iPad from Apple can enjoy a free online personal session with an Apple specialist to help them explore and discover all the amazing things they can do with their new iPad.
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote earlier this week, this model is like the iPad Air 2, released on October 22, 2014, which was so specified that users thought it remained useful for years. Millions of them are still in use today! So the long and the short is that if you get a new iPad Air (2020), you have a future-proof iPad for many years to come. Do the math, and it costs you a penny a day when everything is said and done.
If you spent $ 600 on an iPad Air 2 and used it to this day, along with millions of users, it cost you $ 100 a year or 27 cents a day.