Apple iPad Air (2019)

Announced:
Mar 18, 2019
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Mar 18, 2019

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

10.5 inches

Resolution:

1668 x 2224 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

4:3

Pixel density:

265 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

79.41 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, Panorama, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

7 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

16.37 oz (464 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

256 GB

Device type:

Tablet

OS:

iPadOS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO

USB:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector:

Lightning

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Apple Pay

Other:

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

8134 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Internet use:

LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

Safari

Phone features

Notifications:

Vibration

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box:

Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price:

$ 779

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 18, 2019
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This device is also known as Apple iPad Air 3

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPad Air (2019)

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 629

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Wi-Fi only with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.08 oz (456 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 499

Apple iPad Air (2019)

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.08 oz (456 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

MSRP price:

$ 649

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (79.41 %)

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

Description

As its name implies, the 2019 iPad Air is light and thin tablet for everyday use. However, it does pack a punch thanks to the Apple A12 chip inside it – the same found in the iPhone XS and XS Max. Among its key selling points are the support for the Apple Pencil (1st gen.) and for the Apple Smart Keyboard cover. The 10.5-inch display supports Wide Colors and Apple's True Tone technology but lacks the higher, 120Hz refresh rate of ProMotion. Face ID is also missing, but you do get Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader for user authentication.

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