Apple iPad Air (2019) unboxing

Guess what got our hands on? The brand-new Apple iPad Air, which starts at $499! If you’ve checked out a recent iPad, then it’s a routine unboxing experience here with this 2019 edition of the popular tablet. As for the packaging itself, it’s in typical Apple fashion with a minimalist approach with the iPad Air’s profile smacked right on the front of the box – indicating the thin and light construction that the series has always been known for! And finally on the back, a few details about the exact model and serial number. Inside, we’re treated to the usual accessories consisting of the Lightning cable, USB power adapter, and the usual array of literature.

Right out of the box, the design of the iPad Air is a very familiar one. In fact, it’s almost identical to the last one that Apple deliver with the iPad Air 2 back in 2014! Yes, it’s been that long for a proper refresh, but the same extraordinary thin and light construction persists with this one. The biggest addition here that wasn’t present with the previous model are the pin connectors on its side to connect Apple’s Smart Keyboard. Compared to the iPad Pro line, the new iPad Air does feature a Touch ID fingerprint sensor – as opposed to Face ID. And lastly, there are only dual speakers with this one.

As for the specs, here are some of the main highlights.

  • Apple A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • 10.5-inch LCD Retina Display with True Tone and wide colors
  • Support for Apple Pencil (1st gen) and Smart Keyboard
  • 1-pound weight and slim, 6.1mm body
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Space gray, silver and gold color options

We’ll be putting this new iPad Air through the usual routine to really get a solid feel of it, so expect our in-depth review soon!

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iPad Air (2019)
  • Display 10.5" 1668 x 2224 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Octa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 8134 mAh



1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is the 2017 Pro without the ProMotion and slightly snappier processor.

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1539; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Promotion :D you mean variable refresh rate screen up to 120Hz?

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yes that Apple’s marketing terminology.

7. japkoslav

Posts: 1539; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Always sad to see PR talk to work.

6. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

More of the same.

8. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Meh. Bezels no thanks

9. oldskool50 unregistered

How you gonna hold something so big without them? Do you guys even think before you speak? Or you just blurt out whatever just comes off the top?

10. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Gotta hate somehow

11. Valdomero

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I'd rather get this model than the foldable ipad. Being home-button-less made it too fragile.

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