The Cupertino tech giant took the wraps off the fourth-generation Air today during an online event which showcased the completely redesigned device and all the features associated with it.
The new iPad Air marks the first time an iPad outside of the Pro line has received smaller bezels. The iPad 8th-generation comes with the A12 chip, and the new iPad Air that looks like an iPad Pro and has Touch ID in the power button.
If your goal is to have as much screen real estate as possible, then the iPad Air 4 is the clear victor in this regard, especially since the bezels are much thinner. Obviously, you do get an extra hour of fun with the iPad Air, but it's not that big of a deal for most people. Packed inside the device is Apple's latest iteration of its custom silicon, the all-new A14 Bionic processor. This allows the A14 Bionic to offer console-class graphics, edit multiple streams of 4K video, and perform up to 11 trillion operations per second for image recognition, natural language learning or analyzing motion. The CPU will thus be 40 per cent faster and the GPU will be 30 per cent faster than the old generation devices. The chip is coupled to a new 16-core Neural Engine which is twice as fast as before. As usual, it is the most powerful chipset from Apple and is the first-ever chipset based on the 5nm manufacturing process. Lightning is officially only found on the eighth-gen iPad and iPad Mini. As for the rear, we find a single 12 MPX camera, while the front FaceTime will be 7 MPX.
Normally Apple's September event would give us the new iPhone lineup, but 2020 is unlike most years so new Apple Watches and iPads will have to do for now. It's compatible with the Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil 2nd-gen, with USB-C and a 12MP camera.
The iPad no-name is still around and just got some much-need updates. A tablet that looks similar to the iPad Pro but at a lower price could make the new iPad Air a hot holiday season seller.
This new form of Touch ID is one that we'll likely see in iPhones to come as Apple recognizes consumer demand for touch sensors. That gets you 64GB of storage. For 256GB, it's $749.
The screen will also be borderless and comes in five colors: silver, space gray, sky blue, green, and rose gold.