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The new design occupies roughly the same footprint as the previous-gen iPad Air, but allows for a larger 10.9-inch screen with no physical Home button, rather than a 10.5-inch screen. There’s still a Touch ID fingerprint sensor rather than Face ID cameras. The sensor has been integrated into the power/ standby button. The sides are flat, much like the current iPad Pro and rumoured iPhone 12 series.
Apple touts the quality of its liquid retina display, which has a resolution of 2360×1640 pixels and is fully laminated with an anti-reflective coating. It supports the P3 wide colour gamut and Apple’s True Tone colour adjustment feature.
The new Apple A14 Bionic processor debuts with the iPad Air (4th Gen), promising up to 40 percent better CPU performance and 30 percent faster graphics than the previous generation. Apple touts better sustained performance at low power for editing 4K video, playing immersive games, and much more.
The company has used an industry-first 5nm manufacturing process to fit 11.8 billion transistors into the A14 Bionic SoC as well as improve power efficiency. The next-generation 16-core neural engine, plus new CPU-bound machine learning acceleration, are said to account for 70 percent faster machine learning operations.
Demos shown during the launch included real-time tracking and interpretation of hand movements using the front camera, to scratch a virtual record in a DJ app, for example. Games also benefit from improved textures, shadows and reflections. “Breakthrough” machine learning performance can allow for photo enhancement, upscaling low-resolution images by recognising and processing edges, details, colours, gradients, and textures.
As heavily rumoured, the new iPad Air features a USB Type-C port rather than Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector, for data transfers at up to 5Gbps which is said to be 10X faster. A 20W Type-C charger and cable are included in the box. The iPad Air supports external storage devices and up to a 4K monitor through the Type-C port. Wi-Fi 6 and 60 percent faster LTE with a Nano-SIM or eSIM (on cellular models) are also supported, in addition to iBeacon microlocation.
Other features include stereo speakers, a 7-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p video recording and better low-light performance, and the same 12-megapixel rear camera as the iPad Pro with focus pixels and stabilised 4K video recording. The new iPad Air supports the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil and has a magnetic connector to charge and store it. The new tablet also works with Apple’s Magic Keyboard and third-party accessories featuring integrated trackpads.