Apple introduces iPad Air (5th Gen) with 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, M1 chip, 5G support; India price starts at Rs. 54900

Apple today introduced its new iPad Air (5th Gen) at its online event, as expected. It features the same 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, but this replaces the A14 Bionic 5nm Chip in the predecessor with the Apple M1 chip, same as the iPad Pro and also adds 5G option, compared to 4G in the predecessor.

It has a 12MP front-facing Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage that  automatically pans to keep users in view as they move around. There is a new 12MP rear camera that is used in iPad Pro. It features stereo speakers in landscape mode, USB-C port and Wi-Fi 6 support. It supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

Apple iPad Air 5th Gen (2022) specifications

  • 10.9-inch (2360 x 1640 pixels) Retina True Tone display with P3 Color Gamut, 500 nits brightness, 264 PPI
  • Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 perform­ance cores and 4 efficiency cores
    8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
  • 64GB/256GB variants
  • iPad OS 15
  • 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, 5P lens, Smart HDR 3
  • 12MP Ultra Wide TrueDepth front camera with 122° field of view, f/2.4 aperture, Centre Stage
  • Dual microphones for calls, Stereo speakers
  •  5G (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz)Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, Built‑in GPS/GNSS, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
  • Touch ID on the top
  • Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5x 6.1mm; Weight: 461g (Wi-Fi) / 462g (5G)
  • 28.6-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with up to 10 hours (9 hours in 5G) of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Pricing and availability

The new iPad Air comes in space grey, starlight, pink, purple, and blue colours.

  • iPad Air 5th Gen Wi-Fi 64GB – Rs. 54,900
  • iPad Air 5th Gen Wi-Fi 256GB – Rs. 68,900
  • iPad Air 5th Gen Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB – Rs. 68,900
  • iPad Air 5th Gen Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB – Rs. 82900
  • Apple Pencil (2nd generation) – Rs. 10900.
  • Magic Keyboard for the new iPad Air – Rs. 27900
  • Smart Keyboard Folio for the new iPad Air – Rs. 15900.
  • Smart Folio for the new iPad Air – Rs. 7500

It will be available to order in 29 countries and regions, including India from Friday, March 11th and will roll out starting from March 18th.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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