Apple iPad Air (2019) vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Display

Size

10.5 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

2224 x 1668 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
265 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

79.41 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
 

Internal storage

256GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iPadOS (13.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

8134 mAh
 

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

7 MP (HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 6.1 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

16.37 oz (464.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

Yes
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

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

Buyers information

Price

$ 779
$ 729

In The Box

Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 18, 2019
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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