At its recent Time Flies event, Apple unveiled the redesigned iPad Air and the 8th-gen iPad.
More power for a midranger
The new iPad Air features a bigger 10.9-inch Liquid Retinadisplay with slimmer bezels all around. This makes the device look more like the iPad Pro and its similarities don’t end there—it has also switched over to a USB-C port and it borrows the Pro’s 12MP rear camera.
To make the display bigger, Apple got rid of the button for the Touch ID. Now, the fingerprint sensor is integrated into the iPad Air’s power button at the top. This marks the first time for an iPad to get the biometrics feature built into the power button.
The new iPad Air also gets pro-level performance thanks to its A14 Bionic chip. which boasts a six-core CPU and 11.8 billion transistors. It also gets improved graphics support with a new four-core GPU.
The new iPad Air will be available for $599 (P29,000) and will come in five colors: silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue.
A huge jump in performance
The 8th-gen iPad gets a performance boost thanks to its A12 Bionic processor. This entry-level tablet comes with a 10.2-inch display and runs on iPadOS 14. It still uses a Lightning port and have a Touch ID Home button.
The new iPad will come in space gray, silver, and gold in 32GB and 128GB configurations starting at $329.
iPad Air 2020 specs:
- iPadOS 14
- 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360×1640)
- A14 Bionic chip
- 64/256GB storage
- Rear camera: 12MP (f/1.8)
- Front camera: 7MP (f/2.0)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only), USB-C
- 28.6Wh li-on battery
- Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green, and Sky Blue
iPad (10.2-inch) specs:
- iPadOS 14
- 10.2 Retina display (2160×1620)
- A12 Bionic (7nm)
- Rear camera: 8MP (f/2.4)
- Front camera: 1.2MP (f/2.4)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
- 32.4Wh Li-Po
- Silver, Gold, Space Gray