Best Review: iPad Air 2020 price, specifications and rumors

iPad Air brings more of our most powerful technologies to more people than ever. The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A 10.5‑inch Retina display with True Tone. Support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. And at just one pound and 6.1 mm thin, carrying all that power is effortless.Review: iPad Air 2020

PVC: $499

iPad Air Design: Everything you need in just a pound.

iPad Air features a large 10.5‑inch Retina display, while remaining extremely portable and perfect for getting things done anywhere. It’s thin and light and has advanced wireless connectivity. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, iPad Air can go all day on a single charge.

Stay connected from anywhere.

With Wi‑Fi speeds up to 866 Mbps and Gigabit‑class LTE, iPad Air keeps you connected wirelessly and effortlessly. And with eSIM, you can easily access wireless data plans right from your iPad Air all over the world.

iPad Air Performance

Power to do it all. All at once.

The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine enables a remarkable level of power and intelligence. It uses real‑time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. With all this power, you can edit a video. Create a beautiful presentation. Design a 3D model. Stream your favorite show. Or do all of those things at once.

Blazing‑fast graphics for games and apps.

A 4‑core graphics engine in the A12 Bionic chip delivers amazing performance for incredible augmented reality experiences, photo‑realistic effects in 3D games, and stunning graphics within apps.

Retina Display

See the beauty in everything you do.

The immersive 10.5‑inch Retina display with wide color lets you see photos, videos, and games in vivid, true‑to‑life detail. And no matter where you take iPad Air, True Tone, high brightness, and an antireflective coating give you the best viewing experience.

Cameras

Stay in touch. Shoot in HD Play in AR.

The front and back cameras on iPad Air let you take stunning photos and 1080p HD videos. But you can also do much more. Make a Group FaceTime call. Scan a document, sign it, and send it back. Or create new worlds by using the camera for augmented reality experiences.

Apple Pencil

Write, draw, sign, or sketch. Whenever inspiration strikes.

Apple Pencil features the precision, responsiveness, and natural fluidity of a traditional writing instrument and the versatility to become so much more. With Apple Pencil, you can turn iPad Air into your notepad, canvas, or just about anything else you can imagine.

Take notes and mark up documents, screenshots, and more.

Take notes and jot down ideas as naturally as you do on paper. You can even search your handwritten notes and convert them to text. You can also mark up documents, add drawings to notes, or snap and annotate a screenshot.

Smart Keyboard

Full‑size keyboard Full‑screen protection.

The Smart Keyboard lets you write a term paper or create a presentation on a full-size keyboard whenever you need one. It connects easily without the need for pairing or charging, so it’s always ready to go. And when you’re done, it folds to create a slim, lightweight cover.

iPadOS

Designed to help you get the most out of iPad.

iPadOS powers unique experiences designed just for iPad. Simple gestures give you command over the power and large display of iPad Air. Multitask by selecting your favorite apps in the Dock. Drag and drop files between apps. And organize your files however you want with the Files app.(Review: iPad Air 2020)

All your files  All in one place.

Apps

Make your iPad whatever you want it to be.

iPad Air comes loaded with Apple‑designed apps you’ll use every day, like Photos, Maps, Messages, Apple News, Mail, and Safari. You’ll also get a suite of powerful productivity apps, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. And you can get creative right out of the box with GarageBand and iMovie.

Over a million apps designed for iPad on the App Store.

There are apps in the App Store for anything you want to do — photography, drawing, or just getting work done. Apps are designed for the power and large display of iPad and to work perfectly with Apple Pencil. And the App Store is updated daily with recommendations to help you discover new apps.(Review: iPad Air 2020)

iCloud

The best place for all your photos, files, and more

iCloud keeps things like your photos, files, and notes safe, current, and conveniently available on all your devices. And the Files app lets you manage all your files — in iCloud Drive and on your iPad Air — in one central location.

specifications

Capacity: 64GB,256GB

Size and Weight: Wi-Fi models 1.0 pound (456 grams),Wi-Fi + Cellular models 1.02 pounds (464 grams) And 9.8 inches
(250.6 mm),6.8 inches(174.1 mm)
 
Buttons and Connectors
 
 
In the Box: iPad Air,Lightning to USB Cable,USB Power Adapter
 
Display:
  • Retina display:
  • 10.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2224-by-1668 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil
Chip:
  • A12 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Neural Engine
  • Embedded M12 coprocessor
Camera:
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Live Photos
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Autofocus
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Timer mode
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Photo geotagging
Video Recording:
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Slo‑mo (240 fps)
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Video image stabilization
  • 3x video zoom
  • Video geotagging

FaceTime HD Camera

  • 7-megapixel photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina Flash
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Backside illumination
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Video Calling:
  • FaceTime video
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Audio Calling
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Speakers: Stereo speakers
 
Microphones: Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording
 
Cellular and Wireless:

All models

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)4
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM
SIM Card
  • Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM)
  • eSIM
Location

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • Built‑in GPS/GNSS
  • Cellular
Sensors
  • Touch ID
  • Three‐axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Touch ID
  • Unlock iPad
  • Secure personal data within apps
  • Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within apps and on the web
  • Send and receive money in Messages

Learn more about Apple Pay

Siri
  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Get proactive suggestions
  • Use hands-free
  • Listen and identify songs
Power and Battery

All models

  • Built‐in 30.2‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Operating System

iPadOS

iPadOS comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad Air. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can create and do amazing things.

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Voice Control
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access

Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:

  • macOS Catalina 10.15 using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10 or later (free download from)
Languages

Language support

English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese (Review: iPad Air 2020)

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese – Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Albanian, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Belarusian, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese – Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili (Bangla), Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese(Review: iPad Air 2020)

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Thesaurus

English (UK, U.S.)

Bilingual dictionary support with English

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese

Spell check

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format(Review: iPad Air 2020)
Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

Environmental Requirements
  • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: –4° to 113° F (–20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

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