Apple unveils the iPad Air, the most powerful and flexible iPad so far.
The iPad Air 5 – so named since it’s the fifth-generation iPad Air – was unveiled on stage with the iPhone SE 2022, Mac Studio, and M1 Ultra chipset during Apple’s March event which was called Peak Performance.
The new iPad Air for 2022 follows the trend initiated by the iPad Air (2020): it’s no longer a family of gangly substantial alternatives to the access iPad series, but rather a ‘light’ version of the iPad Pro.
The iPad Air is the company’s mid-range line, yet this and previous models have seen some amazingly expensive features. What we can expect from this version is twice graphical performance that will make it faster compared to some of the window’s laptop that we can get in the same price range.
iPad air 5 has 5G connectivity including faster USB-C charging and a 12 MP ultra-wide front facing camera. The tablet will operate on iPad OS 15.4, which will allow it to multitask more effectively. It works with Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. iPad air 5 is supercharged by the Apple M1chip. iPad Air is a creative powerhouse of mobile gaming, thanks to an 8-core CPU that offers up to 60% quicker performance than the previous version. It has incredible power efficiency and all-day battery life. A 16-core Neural Engine, when combined with the CPU and GPU, enables powerful machine learning (ML) capabilities that allow next-level experiences. The incredible 8-core GPU offers visuals that are up to 2x quicker.
DISPLAY, SIZE AND WEIGHT
The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display of the iPad Air 5 has a resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels. It consists of 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 in) in dimensions. Weight of iPad air 5 is 461g (Wi-Fi) and 462g (5G). The display, according to Apple, can achieve 500 nits of brightness. The 27.69-centimetre (10.9‑inch) Liquid Retina display features advanced technologies like True Tone, P3 wide colour and an anti-reflective coating.
Centre Stage is enabled by the 12MP Ultra-Wide front camera, which makes video calls more natural and video calls more enjoyable. The camera automatically turns to keep you in the centre of the frame as you walk about. The view expands or zooms in as more people enter or exit the frame.
The 12MP wide-angle rear camera is ideal for taking shots and recording 4K films. With the M1 chip’s strong ISP, iPad Air now has Smart HDR, making your photographs even more attractive.
POWER AND BATTERY
The new iPad air 5 has a Built‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery and up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or while watching video. In Wi-Fi + Cellular models it has up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network.
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The new iPad air 5 is the 5th generation in Apple’s mid-range tablet line. The price will start from $599 for 64 GB wi-fi only model. Wi-Fi with cellular model begins with the price range of $749. The second-generation Apple Pencil compatible with the new iPad Air will be available for $129.
In India, the price of 64GB storage option costs Rs 54,900. The version with 256GB of storage costs Rs 68900. (Only available over Wi-Fi). The Cellular variants are priced at Rs 68,900 (64GB) and Rs 82,900 (256GB).
In 29 countries and regions, including the United States, the new iPad Air will be available to order beginning Friday, March 11 through official apple website and the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, March 18.