Apple’s new iPad Air borrows design cues from the iPad Pro
- Apple has introduced a fourth generation iPad Air, the design elements of which have been adopted from the iPad Pro.
- It includes thin bezels, a USB-C port, and Magic Keyboard support.
Apple is intensifying competition in mobile tablets by moving some of the features of the iPad Pro to lower-cost models. The company has unveiled a fourth-generation iPad Air that inherits the industrial design and key features of the Pro with a thin bezel while lowering the price.
The Air’s 10.9-inch display doesn’t have the ProMotion’s 120 Hz ProMotion, but it still offers TrueTone and other high-end features. A way is also found to remove the previous Air’s thick frames without using FaceID. Instead, a fingerprint reader is integrated in the power switch. It also comes in five colors.
Apple notes that the new iPad Air will be the first device to ship with an A14 processor. The six-core design is one of the first 5-nanometer chips on the market and promises up to 40% faster performance compared to the previous generation and up to twice the graphics performance. You can also expect an improved neural engine with machine learning acceleration.
The new iPad Air comes with iPadOS 14, which has pencil features like handwriting to text conversion and smart selection.
If you prefer a cheaper alternative, Apple has also launched a standard 8th generation iPad (pictured above) that uses the familiar 10.2-inch screen and Lightning connector, but features the 7th a much faster A12 chip than the A10 jumps. Generation model. It still supports the first generation Apple Pencil and keyboard accessories.
The new Apple iPad is priced at $ 329 ($ 299 for schools) and will be available on September 18.