In September 2020, Apple unveiled a redesigned iPad Air with a 10.9-inch edge-to-edge screen, a Touch ID unlock button, a brand new A14 Bionic chip, new color options … and we can finally have it. order. Here is all the important information.
In September 2020, Apple updated the iPad Air with a fourth generation model. Concretely, it is a radical overhaul that brings it closer to the design of the iPad Pro. Priced at $ 669 (Wi-Fi), the iPad Air is a mid-tier option between the eighth-generation iPad at $ 389 at a low price and the more expensive iPad Pro (2020), priced at $ 899. .
Where to pre-order the iPad Air?
The iPad Air is available for pre-order from October 16, 2020 in France, in several versions and colors:
- 64 Go : 669 euros
- 64 GB cellular: 809 euros
- 256 Go : 839 euros
- 256 GB cellular: 979 euros
The iPad Air: what you need to know
The iPad Air hasa 10.9-inch edge-to-edge IPS screen with a definition of 2360 x 1640 pixels (without ProMotion 120Hz technology), and a design similar to the iPad Pro with an aluminum chassis that features flat, rounded edges that surround the fully laminated screen. It supports True Tone to adjust the display according to the ambient lighting. The most unique feature of the iPad Air is the new Touch ID sensor integrated into the top button, a first for an Apple device. The iPad Air therefore does not have Face ID and relies only on Touch ID for biometric authentication. Apart from integration with the top button instead of a home button, the Touch ID functionality is however the same as that of other devices with Touch ID.
While there is no Face ID, the iPad Air includes a 7-megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera as well as a 12-megapixel (f / 1.8) rear camera which is the same wide-angle camera used in the iPad Pro. Speaker quality has been updated with the iPad Air now featuring stereo speakers in landscape mode for wider stereo sound when watching video. Recording of 4K video is supported at 20, 30, or 60 frames per second, as is slow motion video at 120 or 240 frames per second. While there isn’t a True Depth camera system to support Face ID, there is a 7-megapixel (f / 2) FaceTime HD camera for selfies and video calls.
Apple’s new iPad Air incorporates a 6-core ARM A14 Bionic chip, Apple’s latest A-series chip based on a 5 nanometer etching process. Apple introduced this new chip in an iPad before the new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro. It’s a very powerful chip, the most powerful iPad including the Pro, hard to find similar CPU and GPU performance in the world of mobility.
Instead of a Lightning port, the new iPad Air hasun port USB-C for data transfer up to 5 Gbps as well as support for connecting other devices, such as a hard drive or an external 4K monitor for example. Finally, the iPad Air comes with a new 20W USB-C adapter that offers faster charging. The iPad Air is equipped with a 28.6 Wh lithium-polymer battery that Apple says will last up to 10 hours when surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching videos. Cellular models (4G LTE) can take up to nine hours for surfing the web over a cellular connection.
Apple iPad Air is the first iPad to offer color options similar to iPhone colors. It is available in silver, space gray, rose gold, green and sky blue.