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iPad Air 5 Release Date, Price, Specs and Rumored to Feature M1 Chip, come with 5G support

Apple has revealed the fifth-generation iPad Air for 2022.

The new iPad Air for 2022 follows the trend began by the iPad Air (2020) – this is no more a family of gangly large-form alternatives to the entry-level iPad series, but rather a ‘light’ equal to the iPad Pro.

The iPad Air 5 – a moniker we’ve given it because it’s the fifth-generation iPad Air – was introduced on stage with the iPhone SE 2022, Mac Studio, and M1 Ultra chipset during Apple’s March Event.

The iPad Air series is the company’s mid-range family, however, we’ve seen some amazingly premium features in this and previous versions.

5G is a new feature in the iPad Air 2022, providing customers who choose the cellular-capable model with the fastest internet speeds while not connected to Wi-Fi. The usage of a super-powerful Apple M1 processor is also an option.

It will be released shortly, and once it is, we will be able to offer you our entire review – in the meantime, we’ve compiled all you need to know here.

Date and pricing of the iPad Air 2022

The pricing of the iPad Air 2022 starts at $599 / £569 / AU$929 for the 64GB Wi-Fi alone model and rises when you add a 5G connection, 256GB storage, or both.

Apple, as expected, unveiled the new iPad Air during its March 2022 event. The business revealed that the fifth-generation tablet would be available for pre-order on Friday, March 11, with a full release date of March 18 a week later.

Price of Apple iPad (2022) in India:

It costs Rs 54,900 in India for the lowest 64GB storage option. The 256GB storage variant is priced at Rs 68900. (Only Wi-Fi available.) The Cellular variants are priced at Rs 68,900 (64GB) and Rs 82,900 (256GB). It will go on sale in India on March 18.

Design and display of the iPad Air 2022:

The design and display are identical to the predecessor’s 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.
There don’t appear to be any design or screen improvements between the new iPad Air and its predecessor.

It includes a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2360 x 1640, 500 nits of brightness, a P3 broad colour gamut, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen.

But, as we stated in our iPad Air 4 review, “the screen of the iPad Air 4 is a wonderful size and fantastic quality, and you’ll be satisfied with it whatever you use this slate for.”

Dimensions remain unchanged as well, however, the iPad Air 2022 weighs a few grammes more than its predecessor, which you’re unlikely to notice. The Touch ID scanner is also back, this time integrated into the power button on the tablet’s top edge.

It entails getting the sharp, flat edges that give the iPad Air series a premium appearance and feel akin to the iPad Pro line, elevating it above the more rounded iPad.

The new iPad Air will be available in five distinct colours: Space Grey, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue.

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Rumours about the iPad Air 5

According to current reports, the iPad Air 5 will be released in March. Apple has scheduled a March 8th launch event. The ceremony will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

These iPad Air 5 rumours put those of you looking for a new tablet in a difficult situation. While many customers will be quite content with purchasing an iPad or another tablet model in early 2022, some may choose to hang out until the iPad Air 5 is released.

iPad Air 5 Specification:

Capacity:

Storage capacity remains unchanged at 64GB and 256GB.

Powered by the M1 processor:

While everyone expected the iPad Air 5 to get the A15 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 13 range and the iPad mini 6, Apple stunned everyone by revealing the iPad Air 5 with the M1 chip.

According to Apple, the switch to M1 results in a 60% gain in CPU performance and double the graphics performance.

The processor, which debuted in the 2020 Mac models, is both powerful and extremely efficient. Given that the top-tier processor is now in the mid-tier iPad, it will be fascinating to see how many potential iPad Pro purchasers will now go for the iPad Air instead.

It also raises the issue of where the iPad Pro will go next. Is an iPad Pro powered by the M2 on the horizon?

USB- Connectivity

The USB-C connector remains, it is now twice as fast as the previous generation, allowing for far speedier file transfers.

Cameras

The new iPad Air’s front camera has been updated to a 12MP ultra-wide camera (up from a 7MP wide cam in the previous generation tablet) that supports Center Stage, which allows the camera to maintain people in the frame as they move about.

Meanwhile, the single sensor on the back remains unchanged, with Apple using the same 12MP, f/1.8 aperture lens with a 5x digital zoom and Smart HDR 3 for images as the Air 2022’s predecessor.

Display on the iPad Air 5

The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display of the iPad Air 5 has a resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels. Apple claims that the display can achieve 500 nits of brightness. In addition, the screen has a P3 broad colour gamut, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen coating.

In our evaluation of the iPad Air 2020, we mentioned that the screen hits 440 nits. If the screen of the iPad Air 5 is the same, we may expect the same results. Based on what we know thus far, the new iPad Air’s screen looks comparable to that of its predecessor.

Accessories and Magic Keyboard:

The iPad Air 5 is compatible with a variety of Apple accessories. The Magic Keyboard ($299), Apple Pen 2 ($129), Smart Keyboard Folio ($179), and Smart Folio ($79) are among them. The latter is available in black, white, electric orange, dark cherry, English lavender, and sea blue to match the new iPad Air finishes.

When will the new iPad Air be available for pre-order in the United Kingdom?

The fifth-generation iPad air will be available for pre-order in the UK on March 11th at 1 pm. Shipping and in-store sales will commence on March 18, the same day as the release of the similarly new third-generation iPhone SE.

 

Lisa Fuson
Lisa Fusonhttps://thecurrent-online.com
Lisa has been covering Netflix since 2014, and has spent up to 10 years covering the comings and goings of the Streaming library. Currently resides in the United Kingdom. Outer Banks, Ozark, Black, and On My Block, and Stranger Things are among my favourite Netflix series.
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