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The 4th-generation iPad Air sports larger edge-to-edge 10.9-inch display, a new Touch ID sensor, USB-C connector, and comes in five stylish finishes.
During the September 2020 event at Cupertino, Apple revealed, together with an upgraded basic iPad model, a completely revamped iPad Air model that borrows many features from top-shelf iPad Pro models launched in March.
The most stunning, and widely expected feature is an all-screen design that makes iPad Air 4 look like the 11-inch iPad Pro. The screen measures 10.9 inches, with 3.8 million pixels, full lamination, True Tone, and anti-reflective coating.
The new Touch ID sensor is integrated into the top button, making it easier than ever to unlock the iPad, use Apple Pay, or log into apps.
Thanks to Apple’s most advanced A14 Bionic chip that’s packed with 11.8 billion transistors for increased performance, the new iPad delivers a massive boost in performance compared to the previous generation model.
iPad Air 4 joins iPad Pro models when it comes to connectors. It sports a fast USB-C port that supports up to 5Gbps data transfer for connecting to hard drives, external monitors, or cameras.
iPad Air 4 – location of ports and buttons
Take a look at where the buttons, ports, speakers and Touch ID are located.
iPad Air 4 (2020 release, 4th generation) – full tech specs
All specs of the newest iPad Air 4 tablet that were revealed by Apple, are added to the table below.
|Screen||10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology|
|Screen resolution||2360 × 1640 px|
|Pixel density||264 ppi|
|Storage capacity||• 64 GB
• 256 GB
|RAM memory||4 GB / 6 GB|
|Processor||• A14 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
• Neural Engine
|Camera||12MP Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Hybrid IR ﬁlter, 5-element lens|
|Body colors||• Silver
• Space Gray
• Rose Gold
• Sky Blue
|Battery||Built‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery, non-removable|
|Battery life||Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video|
|Charging||Charging via power adapter or USB‑C to computer system|
|Weight||16.16 oz / 458 g|
|Dimensions||9.74 × 7.03 × 0.24 in / 247.6 × 178.5 × 6.1 mm|
|Wi-Fi||802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO|
|Bluetooth||Yes, 5.0 technology|
|Ports and connectors||• USB-C
• Smart Connector
|Operating System||iPadOS 14|
|Sound||two built‑in speakers|
|Sensors||• Touch ID
• Three‐axis gyro
• Ambient light sensor
|In the box||• iPad Air 4 (2020)
• USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter)
• 20W USB‑C Power Adapter
|Compatible with Apple Pencil||Yes, Apple Pencil sold separately|
|Compatible with Smart Keyboard Folio||Yes, Smart Keyboard Folio sold separately|
|Compatible with Magic Keyboard||Yes, Magic Keyboard sold separately|
|Launch dates||• Announcement – September 15, 2020
• Pre-orders – October 2020
• Release – October 2020
|Prices||• 64 GB / WiFi – $599
• 64 GB / WiFi + Cellular – $729
• 256 GB / WiFi – $749
• 256 GB / WiFi + Cellular – $879
iPad Air 4 (2020) – highlights
Here are the main benefits of the newest iPad Air 4 from the official product page on Apple website.
iPad Air 4, 2020 release, 4th generation
Sky Blue / 64 GB
Powerful. Colorful. Wonderful.
iPad Air does more than a computer in simpler, more magical ways. And now with more features and capabilities, it’s more versatile than ever.
Your creative studio on the go.
With A14 Bionic, you have the power to bring your ideas to life. Shoot a 4K video, then edit it right on iPad Air. Use the second‑generation Apple Pencil to paint and illustrate with dynamic brushes and subtle shading. And with the enhanced graphics and machine learning performance of A14 Bionic, you can unlock new creative possibilities with photo editing, music creation, and more.
The notepad where your best ideas are born.
With Apple Pencil, you can easily take notes, organize your thoughts, and mark up screenshots, email, and more. And with iPadOS 14, your handwriting becomes as powerful as typed text. Convert your sketches into perfect shapes, turn handwritten notes into typed text, and write in any text field with Scribble.
Power up your leisure time.
The incredible graphics of A14 Bionic and the stunning iPad Air display make all your entertainment completely captivating. Watch movies on the gorgeous Liquid Retina display with P3 wide color and enjoy an immersive audio experience with high‑quality landscape stereo speakers. Or play games with console‑level graphics, and even connect a controller.
Make working hard feel like hardly working.
With the incredible versatility of iPad Air, you can work any way you want. Use the Smart Keyboard Folio, or attach the Magic Keyboard for responsive typing and a built‑in trackpad. It’s perfect for the things you need to do, like sending an email. Or the things you want to do, like writing a short story. And with all‑day battery life, iPad Air is ready to work for as long as you need it.
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