Apple refreshes iPad Air and budget iPad.

iPad Air 2020

Apple announced the new iPad Air along with refreshed budget iPad and Apple Watches.

iPad Air

This new iPad Air a really good option offering great performance in a low price. This iPad have a completely new design similar to iPad Pro, but it lacks 120Hz Pro Motion Display, Face ID, Wide angle camera, LiDAR sensor. It is powered by new A14 Bionic Chip which is a 5nm chip and might be powerful than iPad Pro’s A12Z bionic but A12Z bionic is an 8-core processor. We’ll update you on that later. This iPad has no Face ID but also no Home Button so the Touch ID is now embedded into power button. iPad Air now supports 2nd Gen Apple pencil and the magic keyboard. The rear camera is 12-MP which can shoot up to 4K at 60fps and we have a 7-MP camera on the front which is capable of shooting 1080p at 60fps. This iPad has only a USB-C port that can charge at 20W which is also useful to connect external devices and storage. iPad Air is available in 64GB and 256GB variant. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and you can use cellular data in cellular models. The price starts from $599.



Apple also refreshed the 10.2-inch budget iPad. This iPad is really popular because of its price. It costs only $329 and packs a A12 Bionic Chip. Apple said it’s their most popular iPad and we can see why. This iPad offers a really good value for money. This budget iPad supports Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. It starts with a base storage of 32GB and you can spec it up to 128GB. This iPad has a 10.2-inch retina display still with those chunky bezels and Home Button (with Touch ID). It has an 8-MP (1080p at 30fps) rear camera and 1.2-MP (720p) front camera. It is a really good upgrade over the previous budget iPad which was using a A10 chip.

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