Apple today introduced its new iPad Air (4th Gen) at its online event. It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a new integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, and powerful A14 Bionic 5nm Chip with 11.8 billion transistors, 6-core design for a 40% boost in CPU performance, and a new 4-core graphics architecture for a 30% improvement in graphics. There is also a new 16-core Neural Engine is capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second.
It has a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, and comes with 12MP rear camera used in iPad Pro. It features stereo speakers in landscape mode, USB-C port and Wi-Fi 6 support as well as 60% faster LTE connectivity.
Apple iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) specifications
- 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640 pixels) Retina True Tone display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 264 PPI
- Six-Core A14 Bionic 5nm chip with 64-bit architecture, quad-cpre graphics
- 64GB/256GB variants
- iPad OS 14
- 12MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, 5P lens, Hybrid IR filter
- 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera with f/2.0 aperture, Retina Flash
- Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers
- Gigabit 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
- Touch ID on the top
- Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5x 6.1mm; Weight: 458g (WiFi) / 460g (4G)
- 28.6-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Pricing and availability
The iPad Air (4th Gen) comes in silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue colours and starts at Rs. 54,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version, Rs. 68,900 for the 256GB version and the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model costs Rs. 66,900 and the 256GB version of it costs Rs. 80,900.
Apple Pencil (2nd generation) costs Rs. 10900, Magic Keyboard and the Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Air cost Rs. 27900 and Rs. 15900, respectively and Smart Folios are available for Rs. 7500 in black, white, and three new seasonal colours including deep navy, cyprus green, and pink citrus. The new iPad Air will be available in October at Apple Authorised Resellers.