The new iPad Air 4 (2020) was unveiled at Apple’s September event, along with the new iPad (2020), the eighth generation of Apple’s entry-level slate and the new Apple Watch. This is the fourth generation of Apple’s mid-range iPad Airline.
While most iPad Air tablets look like the plus-size versions of entry-level iPads, the new iPad Air 4 looks like the ‘Lite’ version of the iPad Pro models. It has got some impressive specs and it can win over many creatives and professionals.
This is a follow-up to the iPad Air 3, which is why some people call it the iPad Air 4, even though Apple is simply referring to it as the ‘iPad Air (2020)’. Still, as it is the fourth generation model, to avoid confusion we will call it iPad Air 4.
To help you get your head around this tablet, we’ve compiled all the information it has so far, including the price, release date, specs, and features of the iPad Air 4.
- What is it? Apple’s latest mid-range tablet
- When is it out? In October
- How much will it cost? Starting at $ 599 / £ 579 / AU $ 899
IPad Air (2020) release date and price
Prices for the new iPad Air start at 99 599 / AU 579 / AU99899 and will be available for purchase in the ‘next month’, which means that for some time in October 2020, that’s a lot higher than its predecessor, but it looks like we’ve got a big leap. .
This is the starting price, but you can get it with either LTE connectivity or 64-256GB, if you want. We will put a graph below with all the prices.
The iPad Air 3 starts at $ 499 / £ 479 / AU $ 779 and 25 649 / £ 629 / AU $ 999 for 256GB in a version with GB4 GB storage. Price of LTE version has been increased from 130 / £ 120 / AU to 200 instead of Wi-Fi
|Region||64 GB||64 GB and LTE||256 GB||256 GB and LTE|
|Us||599||29 729||9 749||9 879|
|UK||9 579||9 709||29 729||9 859|
|It is||99 899||. 1,099||12 1,129||. 1,329|
IPad Air design and display
The iPad Air has a flat edge, an all-screen display, a single rear camera and some subtle buttons – it looks a lot like the iPad Pro, unlike the previous iPad Airs, which looks like the larger versions of the entry with a larger bezel and physical front. Level slate with buttons.
The screen uses Apple Liquid Retina Display Tech, a fancy version of the LCD. It has a resolution of 2360 x 1640 and it covers 10.9 inches, which is not quite as big as the iPad Pro models, as the smallest size of this slate is 11 inches. There are plenty of features to enhance the visuals as well, such as Apple’s True Tone Display Tech, which tweaks the display subtly depending on what environment you’re in.
The iPad Air 4 is the first Apple tablet to be made with a fingerprint sensor on a button on the side, a bizarre move from Apple. The fingerprint sensor was built into the home button on the front of the company’s other slates, but we haven’t seen a side-mounted scanner from Apple before.
Like the iPad Pro models, it has a USB-C port, which should speed up charging and data transmission, and welcome professionals who want to plug external monitors or hard drives into the tablet.
The iPad Air 4 works with a magic keyboard and a second-generation Apple Pencil – making it the first tablet to use this new stylus outside the Apple Pro range. It is magnetically attached to the top of the tablet for storage and charging.
IPad Air specs and features
The iPad Air 4’s chipset is the A14 Bionic, which we expect to see on the iPhone 12, the first 5nm chipset on an Apple mobile tablet, and it looks like it will make the new Air Apple the fastest tablet yet to be dropped – as soon as the slate enters our labs We will run some benchmark tests to see if this is the case.
Apple has said that the tablet’s graphics performance is “30% faster”, although it has not been compared. It claims that the iPad Air 4 though is twice as fast as your average HP laptop.
Apple rarely announces its device’s battery capacity when it launches – we’ll hope to find out what the iPad Air will be available for purchase, as people will inevitably take it apart to see what’s inside.
Finally there is a 7MP f / 2.2 front facing camera and a 12MP f / 1.8 rear camera, which should be good enough for video calls and other types of communication.