The iPad Air is Apple's mid-priced tablet for those who want a powerful tablet that supports the Apple Pencil, but for that sacrifice an older design and lower specifications than the iPad Pro. At least that was the case for the iPad Air 3, because the new iPad Air announced today comes with a modern design with many powerful features. Here is everything you need to know about iPad Air 4The redesigned 2020 edition.
iPad Air 4 release date
The new 2020 iPad Air 4 will be available in early October, although an official date has not yet been announced. Pre-orders can now be made from here.
iPad Air 4 price
The price of the new Apple iPad Air 4 jumped by $100 from the previous version, as expected, considering the validity of rumors about its upgraded design. The iPad Air 4 will start at $599. Prices for all models are:
- 64 GB Wi-Fi version at 600
- 256 GB Wi-Fi version at $ 750
- 64 GB Wi-Fi + cellular chip at $ 730
- 256 GB Wi-Fi + cellular chip at $ 750
iPad Air 4 specifications
In addition to the updated design, the iPad Air 4 is also a beast in terms of internal specifications. It features an A14 Bionic processor, the best in the world right now that will support a series iPhone 12, which translates to 40% faster performance than the Air 3. The Air 4 is also capable of 30% faster graphics processing. Apple also indicated that the iPad Air 4 will include a faster Neural Engine and improved machine learning capabilities.
Another notable change we expected was the presence of a USB Type-C port instead of Lightning. This port will allow data transfer up to 5Gbps which is 10 times faster than the previous Air model.
The new 2020 iPad tablet once again has two stereo speakers, but this time they will each be on a different side. Thus, users will have a distinct auditory experience when viewing visual content in landscape mode.
New color options
The new iPad Air will be available in five colors:
The iPad Air 4 will come with a 7MP Facetime front camera capable of capturing 1080p video. The rear camera of the 2020 iPad Air is the same as that of the iPad Pro, which is a 12-megapixel sensor capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second.
Software and operating system
The iPad Air 4 will run on iPadOS 14, which comes with a number of good updates that will benefit the user a lot. It is worth noting that the Apple Pencil will become more useful especially with the Scribble feature. It's a feature of iPadOS 14 that allows users to type in any text field with the Apple Pencil, instead of having to switch between it and the onscreen keyboard.
Safari will now be able to translate websites into seven different languages. Safari will also get enhanced privacy features, including checking weak user passwords.
The iPad home screen will feature redesigned Today View widgets, which will now make better use of the tablet's larger screen to show more information. Gadgets can be better organized with the new Smart Stack option, which can stack several different UI elements in one space.