The New Apple 2020 model in the line, the iPad Air 4, got shown off at Apple’s September event alongside the entry-level iPad (2020), the Apple Watch 6, and Apple Watch SE. It was undoubtedly the most premium product shown off at the event, and maybe the most intriguing.
This is the fourth generation of Apple’s mid-range ‘iPad Air’ line. In fact, Apple didn’t seem to know what to do with it; as the iPad Air 3 was just a bigger version of the entry-level iPad in many ways. The iPad Air 4 has loaded in common with the iPad Pro (2020) models, so it seems Apple has a plan for the Airs.
To help you get your head around this tablet; we have compiled all the information we have on it so far, including the iPad Air 4’s price, release date, specs, and features.
iPad Air (2020) release date and price
The new iPad Air price starts at $599 / £579 / AU$899, and it will be available to buy from ‘next month,’ meaning some time in October 2020. That’s quite a hike over its predecessor, but it seems like we’re getting big specs to jump too.
That’s the opening price, but a customer can get it in both 64GB and 256GB, with LTE connectivity or just Wi-Fi if he wants.
iPad Air design and display
The iPad Air has a smooth edge, an all-screen display, and only a rear camera, and some subtle edge buttons. It is a lot like an iPad Pro, which is a difference from previous iPad Airs, which looked like oversized versions of the entry-level slates with giant bezels and physical front buttons.
The screen uses Apple Liquid Retina display tech, which is a fancy form of LCD. It possesses a resolution of 2360 x 1640, and it’s 10.9 inches over. In fact, it isn’t as big as the iPad Pro prototypes. There are many characteristics here to enhance the visuals, too. For example, before-mentioned as Apple’s True Tone display tech, which subtly twitches the display depending on what conditions you’re in.
The iPad Air 4 is the first Apple tablet with a fingerprint sensor built into a button on the side, an intriguing move from Apple. Other slates from the firm have had fingerprint sensors implemented into the home button on the front. However, the side-mounted scanners from Apple are not seen.
There’s a USB-C port, as on the iPad Pro prototypes, which should make charging and data sending significantly faster.
The iPad Air 4 operates with the Magic Keyboard and the second-generation Apple Pencil. Thus, delivering it the first tablet outside the Apple Pro area to use this brand-new stylus. It adds to the top of the tablet magnetically for storage and charging.