Apple has unveiled its new iPad Air (5th Gen) during its online event. It comes with the same 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, integrated Touch ID sensor in the top button, but this replaces the A14 Bionic 5nm Chip in the predecessor with the Apple M1 chip, same as the iPad Pro and also adds 5G option, compared to 4G in the predecessor.

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It has a 12MP front-facing Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage that  automatically pans to keep users in view as they move around. There is a new 12MP rear camera that is used in iPad Pro. It features stereo speakers in landscape mode, USB-C port and Wi-Fi 6 support. It supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

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Apple iPad Air 5th Gen (2022) Specifications

Chipset: Apple M1 Chip

CPU: Octa-Core, 8-Core

GPU: Apple Neural Engine

Display: 10.9″ (2,360 x 1,640), Liquid Retina Display, IPS


Storage: 64GB/256GB

Main Camera: 12 MP, ν/1.8

Front camera: 12 MP, 122° viewing angle ν/2.4 Center frame

OS: iPadOS 15

Dimension: 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm

Weight: 461g/462g

Battery: Built-in 28.6Wh rechargeable lithium polymer battery (20W)

Colors: Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, Blue

Wi-Fi: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6, Simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz), MIMO compatible HT80

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0


Earphone jack: None

Authentication method: Touch ID (fingerprint authentication)

Others: Stereo speakers, nano-SIM (compatible with Apple SIM), eSIM, Apple Pencil (2nd generation) compatible

Network: (Wi-Fi + Cellular model)

  • 5G bands: NR (band n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n77 8, n79)
  • 4G bands:
    • FDD-LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25 , 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
    • TD-LTE (band 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • 3G bands: UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1,700/2,100, 1,900, 2,100MHz)

Model: A2589

Apple iPad Air 5th Gen (2022) Price and Availability

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The new iPad Air is available in Space Gray, Starlight, pink, purple, and “a stunning new blue”. It will start from $599 like its predecessor, with 64GB of storage. A 256GB model will be offered too. The new iPad Air will be up for pre-order in 29 countries and regions this Friday, and will be released on March 18. The Wi-Fi+5G model starts at $749.

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The new tablet also supports the $129 2nd gen Apple Pencil as well as the $299 Magic Keyboard, the $179 Smart Keyboard Folio, and the $79 Smart Folio covers. These come in black, white, Electric Orange, Dark Cherry, English Lavender, and Marine Blue.


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