Apple Unveils All-New 10.9-Inch iPad Air And Eighth-Gen iPad

Today, Apple announced two new iPads, the all-new 10.9-inch iPad Pro and the eighth-generation iPad.

10.9-inch iPad Air

Now available in five gorgeous finishes, the 2020 iPad Air features an all-screen design with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, which includes full lamination, P3 wide color support, True Tone, and an anti-reflective coating. To allow the display to extend on all sides, a next-generation Touch ID sensor is integrated into the top button, providing the same fast, easy, and secure way to unlock iPad Air.

Thanks to the A14 chip, Apple says that the iPad Air delivers a 40 percent boost in CPU performance, as well as a 30 percent improvement in graphics. A14 Bionic incorporates a new 16-core Neural Engine that is twice as fast, and capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second, taking machine learning apps to a whole new level. A14 Bionic also includes second-generation machine learning accelerators in the CPU for 10 times faster machine learning calculations.

iPad Air, which includes a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera, now features the same 12MP rear camera used in iPad Pro for higher resolution photos and 4K video capture. The new design of the iPad Air features stereo speakers in landscape mode, elevating the audio experience so users can enjoy wider stereo sound while watching the video.

Like the iPad Pro, the iPad Air also features a USB-C port for up to 5Gbps data transfer, which is 10 times faster, for connecting to cameras, hard drives, and external monitors up to 4K, along with Wi-Fi 6 performance and 60 percent faster LTE connectivity.

Eighth-Generation iPad

The eighth-generation iPad, which features the powerful A12 Bionic chip, brings the Neural Engine to the entry iPad for the first time. The A12 Bionic chip delivers a 40 percent faster CPU performance and twice the graphics capability. Apple touting that he new iPad up to two times faster than the top-selling Windows laptop, up to three times faster than the top-selling Android tablet and up to six times faster than the top-selling Chromebook.

A12 Bionic also ntroduces the Neural Engine for next-level machine learning capabilities to the iPad, including people occlusion and motion tracking in augmented reality (AR) apps, enhanced photo editing, Siri performance, and more.
“We’re excited to offer customers an even faster and more powerful experience with the eighth-generation iPad,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With its beautiful 10.2-inch Retina display, the performance boost from the A12 Bionic, great cameras, and so much more, the new iPad is an incredible value at a time when, more than ever, our customers need powerful and versatile ways to work, play, learn, and connect with loved ones.”

Pricing And Availablity

The new iPad Air will be available starting next month on and in the Apple Store app in 30 countries and regions, including the US. Wi-Fi models of iPad Air will be available with a starting price of $599 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $729. The new iPad Air, in 64GB and 256GB configurations, will be available in five beautiful finishes including silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue.

The new iPad is available to order starting today on and in the Apple Store app in more than 25 countries and regions, including the US. iPad will be available beginning Friday, September 18, with a starting price of $329 for the Wi-Fi model and $45 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, and comes in silver, space gray, and gold finishes in 32GB and 128GB configurations.

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