Apple released the new iPad Air 5, which maintains the 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, but is equipped with an M1 chip and supports 5G.
iPad Air 5 Equipped with M1 Chip
The new iPad Air will be powered by the same M1 chip as the iPad Pro 2021. Compared with the previous generation iPad Air, the M1’s 8-core CPU performance can be improved by up to 60%, while the graphics performance of the 8-core GPU can be improved by up to 2 times. As for the 16-core neural network engine combined with CPU and GPU, it can handle advanced machine learning (ML). Use in editing 4K videos, games that require intensive image processing, and bringing more realistic Augmented Reality (AR).
5G Networking and USB-Type C
The new iPad Air will launch Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi+5G mobile network versions, while maintaining USB Type-C as the input and output ports, which can be used to connect other devices, and even connect to a camera to browse photos, and can support up to 5Gbps data transfer speed.
10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with Touch ID
The new iPad Air maintains a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels, 500 nits of brightness, full-flat display, P3 wide color gamut, True Tone technology, and anti-reflective coating. As for Touch ID, it also remains on the top button of the iPad Air, which can be used to unlock the iPad Air, log in to apps, or use Apple Pay.
5 colors, 2 Storage Options, starting from $599
The new iPad Air is available in space gray, starlight, pink, purple and blue. Among them, purple is a new color, and blue is different from the previous generation. The storage options will be available in 64GB and 256GB specifications. In addition, it will be available for order on March 11 at Apple Online Store and the Apple Store App in 29 countries and regions, including the United States, and will be available on March 18.
The New iPad Air starting price is USD $599 for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at USD $749.