The new iPad Air has the revolutionary M1 chip, ultra-fast 5G, a new front camera with Auto Framing and much more.

Apple unveiled the new iPad Air with the M1 chip , offering a huge leap in performance.

Available in a new range of colors, iPad Air also includes the new Ultra Wide Front Camera with Auto Framing  for a more natural video conferencing experience, a USB-C port with up to 2x faster transfer speeds, and blazing-fast 5G on models cellular.

Advanced cameras and compatibility with the latest accessories enable users, including content creators, gamers and students, to push the boundaries of creativity, productivity and self-expression. The new iPad Air is available for order starting Friday 11 March and will be in stores starting Friday 18 March .

“Whether it’s a college student taking elaborate notes, a content creator working on their latest project, or a gamer playing graphics-intensive titles, users love the iPad Air for its incredible performance and versatility in such a portable design, ”said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing.

“With the innovative M1 chip, Ultra Wide Front Camera with Center Stage and ultrafast 5G, iPad Air is now more powerful, more capable and simply more fun than ever.”

M1 brings a huge leap forward in iPad Air performance

The innovative M1 chip delivers a huge performance boost to even the most demanding apps and workflows, with incredible energy efficiency and all-day battery life.

The 8-core CPU delivers up to 60% faster performance and the 8-core GPU delivers up to 2x faster graphics performance than the previous iPad Air. Combined with the CPU and GPU, a 16-core Neural Engine powers advanced machine learning (ML) features that enable next-level experiences. From editing multiple streams of 4K video, to playing graphics-intensive games, redesigning a room in 3D, and more realistic augmented reality (AR), the M1’s performance enables users to do more than ever with iPad Air.

12MP Ultra Wide Angle Front Camera with Auto Framing

The 12MP Ultra Wide Front Camera with Auto  Framing always keeps the user in the center of the scene, even as they move. When others join in, the camera detects them and gently zooms them out to include them in the conversation. So whether it’s connecting with loved ones or learning from a distance, Auto Framing makes connecting more engaging than ever.

With the addition of the function to iPad Air, all iPad models now offer this magical experience. 
The 12MP wide-angle camera on the back of the iPad Air allows users to capture sharp photos and 4K videos, scan documents, and enjoy amazing AR experiences. An end-to-end solution for capturing, editing and sharing photos and videos, iPad Air is an incredibly versatile and ultraportable mobile studio.

Ultra-fast 5G and advanced connectivity

Customers can do even more on iPad Air with faster wireless connectivity on the go. With 5G, iPad Air can reach peak speeds of up to 3.5Gbps under ideal conditions. With support for eSIM and Wi-Fi 6 , iPad Air offers greater flexibility when users need to connect – from accessing files, backing up data, communicating with colleagues or watching a movie with family and friends using SharePlay.

The USB-C port is now up to 2x faster than the previous generation, with data transfers up to 10Gbps , so importing large photos and videos is even faster. The port connects iPad Air to a vast ecosystem of USB-C accessories, including cameras, external memory and displays with resolutions up to 6K.

Full screen design with liquid retina display and Touch ID

Loved for its slim and lightweight design, the new iPad Air is available in a stunning range of colors: space gray, starlight, pink, purple, and a gorgeous new blue. iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display for an immersive viewing experience, with 3.8 million pixels and advanced technologies, including 500 nits of brightness , full lamination, wide P3 color gamut, True Tone and an anti-reflective screen coating.

Combined with the Liquid Retina display, iPad Air’s horizontal stereo speakers deliver wide stereo sound for an exceptional movie viewing experience. Touch ID is built into the top button of the iPad Air, offering the same ease of use and secure authentication that users know and love to unlock iPad Air, log into apps, or use Apple Pay.


Apple Pencil (2nd generation) turns iPad Air into a digital diary and sketchbook users can take it anywhere. With wireless charging and pairing, Apple Pencil delivers pixel-perfect precision and imperceptible delay, making writing as easy and natural as using pen and paper.

The new iPad Air is compatible with Magic Keyboard, offering the best typing experience thanks to its floating design and integrated trackpad; Smart Keyboard Folio, with its comfortable typing experience in a slim design; and Smart Folio Covers, available in beautifully coordinated colors – black, white, electric orange, dark cherry, English lavender and navy blue – that complement the new iPad Air finishes.

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