Apple iPad Air 4 release date, price, features and news

Apple iPad Air 4 release date, price, features and news
The iPad Air is Apple's midrage offering for those who want a powerful tablet with Apple Pencil support, but are also willing to accept an older design and lower specs than the iPad Pro, for a more reasonable price. At least that was the case up to the iPad Air 3, because the latest iPad Air introduces both a fresh, modern design and a ton of professional features. Below is everything you may want to know about the new, redesigned 2020 iPad Air 4.

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Apple iPad Air 4 release date


The new 2020 iPad Air 4 will be made available in early October, although no exact date has been officially announced yet. Pre-orders can be made right now via the link below.


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Apple iPad Air 4 price


The price of the new Apple iPad Air 4 has jumped $100 over its predecessor, as was expected, considering that the rumors for its modernized design ended up being true. The iPad Air 4 will start at $599. The prices for all iPad Air 4 (2020) models are:

  • $599 for the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 4 (2020)
  • $749 for the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 4 (2020)
  • $729 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air 4 (2020)
  • $879 for the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Air 4 (2020

Apple iPad Air 4 design and display




As many rumors and leaks had suggested, the new iPad Air 4 (2020) sports an updated design, similar to the iPad Pro. Most notably, this means an all-screen display with symmetrical, slim bezels, giving the iPad Air 4 the modern look the Air series needed for years.

The display itself is now a 10.9-inch 2360 x 1640 liquid retina one, sporting over 3.8 million pixels. It's also fully laminated, includes anti-reflective coating and supports True Tone, like the iPad Pro.

New color options


The new iPad Air will come in 5 colors, which are:

  • Rose gold
  • Green
  • Sky Blue
  • Space Gray
  • Silver

Apple iPad Air 4 (2020) specifications



  • A14 Bionic chip, 6-core CPU
  • New design with an all-screen display
  • Touch ID sensor integrated in top Power button
  • New colors – Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue
  • 10.9-inch 2360 x 1640 liquid retina display with True Tone
  • Stereo speakers, one on each side
  • USB Type-C
  • 60% faster LTE
  • Apple Pencil 2 support
  • Magic Keyboard support

In addition to the updated design, the 2020 Apple iPad Air 4 is quite a beast on the inside. It features the A14 Bionic chip, Apple's fastest at the time of the Air 4's release, making the iPad Air 4's performance 40% higher over the Air 3. The Air 4 is also capable of 30% faster graphics processing. Apple also noted that the iPad Air 4 will include a faster neural engine and strongly improved machine learning capabilities.

Another notable change is one we also expected from rumors – the iPad Air 4 will sport a USB Type-C port instead of Lightning. This port will allow for data transfers up to 5 gigabits per second (10 times faster than on the previous Air model), and will support cameras, external drives and external monitors at up to 4K resolution.

Display

Size

10.9 inches

Technology

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

81.23 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU

Internal storage

64GB, not expandable

OS

iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Internet use

LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

7 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions

9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)

Buyers information

Price

$ 729

Availability

Scheduled release

October 2020
See the full Apple iPad Air (2020) specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


Apple iPad Air 4 cameras


The iPad Air 4 will come with a 7-megapixel Facetime front camera capable of 1080p HD video capture and Smart HRD. The back camera of the 2020 iPad Air is the same as the one on the iPad Pro – a 12-megapixel sensor capable of 4K 60 frames-per-second (FPS) recording. It also features improved video stabilization.

Apple iPad Air 4 speakers


The new 2020 iPad Air 4 will again feature two speakers, but this time the two are on opposing sides of the tablet. Thus, users will get a true stereo effect when watching content in landscape mode.

Apple iPad Air 4 software



The iPad Air 4 is going to be running iPadOS 14 at launch, which comes with a number of usability updates. Most notably, the 2nd generation Apple Pencil that the new iPad Air supports will become even more useful with Scribble. Scribble is an iPadOS 14 feature that will allow users to write in any text field with the Apple Pencil, instead of having to switch between it and an on-screen (or physical) keyboard.

The Safari browser will now be able to translate websites to seven different languages. Safari will also get enhanced privacy features, including checking for weak user passwords.

The iPad's Home Screen will feature redesigned widgets in Today View, which will now take better advantage of the tablet's larger display to show more information. Widgets can be better organized using the new Smart Stack option, which can stack several different widgets in one space and even use on-device intelligence to show you the right widget at the right time of day.


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