For the fourth-generation model, Apple has elected to use a 10.9-inch laminated screen, at a resolution of 2,360 by 1,650, which also includes P3 Wide Color and TrueTone support.
There's no risk that you'll confuse the previous-gen iPad Air with the 2020 model even at a glance. The new tablet will work with keyboards and the Apple Pencil.
It will also be running iPadOS 14, and that gives you access to a ton. Apple will also offer a floating keyboard case for it.
The new iPad Air has been completely redesigned as noted above and comes in several fun new colors. The below retailers have begun listing the device so you can get your order in if you want to be among the first to get your hands on the device.
The one we've been waiting for: After two years of no updates, the iPad Air is getting a full redesign.
The really big news? There's a whole new processing unit inside the iPad Air: A14 Bionic. Pretty mind-blowing stuff. There are 11.8 billion transistors inside the A14 Bionic.
As a surprise the iPad Air will now support USB-C.
The 10.9-inch Retina Display with True Tone is being stretched to the edges with super-slim bezels. Instead of Face ID in the iPad Pro, the 2020 iPad Air features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the sleep/wake button. Rather than a curved back, the iPad Air now has flat sides with more defined edges, making it look similar to the 11-inch iPad Pro.
As part of the device changes, Apple has departed from using Lightning to power and connect the iPad Air to accessories, in favor of a USB-C connection. Lightning is officially only found on the eighth-gen iPad and iPad Mini.
On the front is a 7-megapixel camera with Smart HDR, improved low-light performance, and 1080p video capture at 60fps. You'll get stereo audio on the iPad Air. (It's still amusing that there are different Apple Pencils for the regular iPad and the iPad Pros.) Same as the old one the new iPad Air has a 10.2-inch display but the main difference is the new chip.
Apple will start to make the iPad Air available in October in 30 countries and regions, including the United States. We'll circle back once preorders start.