Apple has introduced new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 5th Generation iPad Mini. Both these are powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip. The new iPad Mini comes with Apple Pencil support, a new advanced Retina display panel with True Tone technology and wide color support.
Both these feature an 8-megapixel rear camera with improved low-light performance. The front facing camera has been bumped up to 7-megapixels, similar to the iPad Pro. With support for Apple Pencil first-generation, the new iPad mini is the perfect take-anywhere notepad for sketching and jotting notes.
Apple iPad Air 10.5-inch (2019) / Apple iPad Mini (2019) specifications
- iPad Air – 10.5-inch (2224 x 1668 pixels) Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 264 PPI
- iPad Mini – 7.9-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 326 PPI
- Octa-Core A12 Bionic 7nm chip with 64-bit architecture and M12 motion co-processor
- 64GB/256GB variants
- iOS 12
- 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, Hybrid IR filter
- 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera with f/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash
- Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers
- 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
- Touch ID
- iPad Air- Dimensions: 250.6x 174.1x 6.1mm; Weight: 456g (WiFi) / 464g (4G)
- iPad Mini – Dimensions: 203.2x 134.8x 6.1mm; Weight: 300.5g (WiFi) / 308.2g (4G)
- 30.2-watt-hour (iPad Air) / 19.1-watt-hour (iPad Mini) rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Both these come in Silver, Space Gray and Gold colors. The new iPad mini starts at Rs. 34,900 ($399 in the US) for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 45,900 ($529 in the US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, while the 10.5-inch iPad Air starts at Rs. 44,900 ($499 in the US) for the Wi-Fi model and Rs. 55,900 ($629 in the US) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Apple Pencil (1st generation) is available for purchase separately for Rs. 8500. The Smart Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Air is available for purchase separately for Rs. 3500. Polyurethane Smart Covers are available for Rs. 3500 for iPad mini and Rs. 3700 for iPad Air in charcoal gray, white, pink sand and a new papaya, with additional Leather Smart Covers available for iPad Air in black, saddle brown, midnight blue and red.
The new iPad models will be available to order starting today in several countries and will start rolling out from next week. These will be available in India soon says Apple without revealing the exact launch date.