Apple has unveiled the latest iPad Air update today which has an uncanny
resemblance with iPad Pro design. The design has changed significantly as compared to
the iPad launched last year – that one had a thick top along with bezels at the
bottom and a Touch button ID. The latest entry to the iPad Air series has much thinner
bezels over the display. It is priced at $599.
The latest iPad boasts
a bigger 10.9-inch liquid Retina display. In addition, the screen is completely
laminated with True Tone support as well as an anti-reflective coating. To make
this happen, Apple has adjusted the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and placed it
near the power button present at the top. Do you know that this is the first-ever iPad in history to carry a biometric built in the power button feature?
Apple has also made
alterations with regards to the chips powering the tablet. Now, an A14 Bionic
powers the device – its 5nm chip having a six-core CPU and 11.8 billion
transistors. Apple has, in fact, guaranteed a 40% improvement from its last
iPad Air. For this, it has given special attention to the graphics support and
Apparently, this is the
“most advanced chip” ever made, as it has a specific learning accelerator installed
in it that apps can use to improve performance. During the event, Apple also
gave a demo to show how different apps work using this incredible new chip!
Another change that
Apple has embraced has to do with the USB-C – previously used only in the iPad
Pro! Now, it will support 20W charging along with the 5Gbps data transfers like
a pro – pun intended! Users will also
get additional options like the LTE models that offer 60% faster LTE
Apple has borrowed
another feature from its sister series iPad Pro – the 12-megapixel rear camera.
The latest iPad Air now has improved video stabilization, a 7-megapixel
FaceTime HD camera, and a smart HDR for video capturing.
Apparently, the latest
iPad is all set to support the Apple Pencil (currently priced at $129)! In
addition to this, it will also support the Magic Keyboard accessory, priced at
$299, which adds more similarity with iPad Pro.
There’s no argument
that most of these devices are placed at an affordable range. But let’s face
it, the new iPad still lacks the high refresh 120Hz display, Face ID support,
and oh, the lidar camera feature!
you know what? It’s available in five different colors: sky blue, rose gold,
space gray, silver, and green!