Apple unveiled the new iPad Air, which features an Apple-designed M1 processor that provides a significant performance boost. The new iPad Air comes in a variety of fresh colours and has the new Ultra-Wide front camera with Center Stage for a more natural video conferencing experience, a USB-C connector with up to 2x quicker transfer rates, and blazing-fast 5G on cellular variants – all for the same low price. Users, such as content makers, gamers, and students, may push the frontiers of creativity, productivity, and self-expression thanks to advanced cameras and compatibility with the newest accessories. The new iPad Air will be available for pre-order on Friday, March 11, and will be available in shops on Friday, March 18.
The M1 brings a significant performance boost to the iPad Air
With exceptional power efficiency and all-day battery life, the groundbreaking M1 processor in iPad Air gives even the most demanding apps and processes a massive performance increase. 1 When compared to the previous iPad Air, the 8-core CPU offers up to 60% quicker performance and the 8-core GPU gives up to 2x faster graphics performance. A 16-core Neural Engine, when combined with the CPU and GPU, enables powerful machine learning (ML) capabilities that allow next-level experiences. The capability of the M1 lets users accomplish more with iPad Air than ever before, from editing multiple streams of 4K video to playing graphics-intensive games, remodelling a room in 3D, and more realistic augmented reality (AR).
Front camera with ultra-wide 12MP and centre stage
As users walk around, the Ultra Wide 12MP front camera with Center Stage automatically pans to keep them in view. When others join the chat, the camera identifies them as well and seamlessly zooms out to include them. Center Stage makes connecting more engaging than ever, whether it’s catching up with loved ones or learning remotely. With the addition of Center Stage to iPad Air, this magical experience is now available on all iPad models.
The iPad Air’s 12MP Wide camera on the rear helps users take crisp images and 4K video, scan documents, and enjoy remarkable augmented reality experiences. An end-to-end solution for picture and video capture, editing, and sharing, iPad Air is an amazingly flexible and ultra-portable mobile studio.
Advanced Connectivity and Ultra-Fast 5G
With quicker wireless connectivity on the road, customers can accomplish even more on the iPad Air. In ideal conditions, the iPad Air with 5G can attain peak speeds of up to 3.5Gbps. 3 iPad Air gives additional flexibility when users need to connect — from accessing files to storing up data, interacting with colleagues, or watching a movie with family and friends via SharePlay — thanks to eSIM and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities.
With data speeds up to 10Gbps, the USB-C connector is now up to 2x faster than the previous generation, making importing huge photographs and movies even faster. The connector links the iPad Air to a wide range of USB-C peripherals, like cameras, external storage, and screens with resolutions up to 6K.
Touch ID and an all-screen design with a Liquid Retina Display
The new iPad Air is available in a striking assortment of hues, including space grey, starlight, pink, purple, and a lovely new blue. The iPad Air has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels and innovative technology including 500 nits of brightness, complete lamination, a P3 broad colour gamut, True Tone, and Apple anti-reflective screen coating for an immersive visual experience.
Landscape stereo speakers on iPad Air offer broad stereo sound for a superb movie-viewing experience when combined with the Liquid Retina display. Touch ID is integrated into the top button of the iPad Air, providing the same simplicity of use and secure identification that iPad customers have come to expect.
Apple Pencil (2nd version) transforms iPad Air into a portable digital notebook and sketchbook. Apple Pencil provides pixel-perfect accuracy and unnoticeable latency with wireless charging and connection, making writing as effortless and natural as using a pen and paper.
The new iPad Air is compatible with Magic Keyboard, which offers the best typing experience with its floating design and built-in trackpad; Smart Keyboard Folio, which offers a comfortable typing experience in a slim design; and Smart Folio covers, which come in beautiful coordinating colours that complement the new iPad Air finishes — black, white, electric orange, dark cherry, English lavender, and marine blue.