Apple is not known for making a quiet and under the radar announcement of its products. On the contrary, it is known for hosting a big event where it launches and announces its products or services and this has been going on since Jobs headed the Apple’s reins. But yesterday, Apple released its newest model of iPad Air and iPad Mini rather quietly.
The bigger of both the tablets is the iPad Air which comes powered with the latest CPU from Apple — the A12 Bionic chip. The iPad Air also comes with support of Apple Pencil (1st generation) which can be used to write, draw and interact with other applications on the iPad Air. The newly launched iPad Air (2019) is the successor of the iPad Air 2 launched in 2014. Here, we have compared the two devices to see what has changed and what new specifications does the newest iteration of Apple’s iPad Air 2019 model pack:
iPad Air (2019): 10.5-inch Retina display with True Tone
iPad Air 2 (2014): 9.7-inch Retina display
iPad Air (2019): A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
iPad Air 2 (2014): A8X chip with 64‑bit architecture
iPad Air (2019): 8MP primary camera with an f/2.4 aperture
iPad Air 2 (2014): 8MP iSight camera with an f/2.4 aperture
iPad Air (2019): 7MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture
iPad Air 2 (2014): 1.2MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture
RAM and storage
iPad Air (2019): RAM not mentioned, 64GB/256GB internal storage
iPad Air 2 (2014): 2GB RAM with 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage
Support for microSD card
iPad Air (2019): No
iPad Air 2 (2014): No
iPad Air (2019): Built‐in 30.2-watt-hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
iPad Air 2 (2014): Built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
iPad Air (2019): iOS 12
iPad Air 2 (2014): iOS 10
iPad Air (2019): iPad Air’s Wi-Fi only costs Rs 44,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular model cost Rs 55,900
iPad Air 2 (2014): iPad Air’s Wi-Fi only costs Rs 31,900 and the Wi-Fi + Cellular model costs Rs 39,000
Apple’s newest iteration of iPad Air is not as costly as iPad Pro and is aimed at creators and artists with its support of Apple Pencil. But it can also be used as a media device and a laptop alternative. Although we know about the India pricing of the smartphone, there is no word about the availability, except for the fact that it will launch “soon”.
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