Here is the latest iPad Air

Yolanda Curtis
September 15, 2020

Apple has launched a new line-up of iPads, including a redesigned version of the Air. This really feels like a nice update to the Pro design, minus the LIDAR sensor.

In terms of the features, the 8th generation iPad Air comes with a 10.2-inch Retina display. In addition, the new iPad Air is the first Apple device with Touch ID built into the power button.

The new Air now comes with stereo speakers which is great for watching video content in landscape mode. It's pretty similar to the iPad Pro design, but there's no True Depth front-facing camera for Face ID here.

Under the hood, it runs on a powerful 5nm A14 Bionic chip that boasts a 6-core CPU, 4-core GPU and a 16-core next generation Neural Engine.

The entry-level eighth-gen iPad gets the A12 Bionic chip.

For imaging, it gets a single 12MP f/1.8 main camera at the rear that supports 4K video recording up to 60fps and it also does 240fps slow-mo in 1080p resolution.

Battery life for the model is comparable to earlier iterations, with Apple continuing to rate it as good for around 10 hours of usage. While you get support for Apple's keyboards, there's no support for the new Magic Keyboard that was announced with the new iPad Pros. This long-rumored change borrows the idea from the iPad Pro directly, and could help users employ the iPad Air more as a workstation than ever before.

Still talking up Apple Pencil, including the new features in iPadOS 14.

Apple iPad Air (2020) Wi-Fi packs 64GB of inbuilt storage. The price has stayed the same too, at $329 for the Wi-Fi-only model, and $459 for Wi-Fi + Cellular.

Continuing Apple's work on energy efficiency and environmental work, the iPad Air is made from a 100% recycled aluminum enclosure, while solder on the logic board uses 100% recycled tin.

The New iPad Air, on the other hand, will be available in India sometime in October at starting price of ₹54,900 for WiFi only model and ₹66,900 for the WiFi+ Cellular model.

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