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iPad Air (2019)

iPad Air (2019) Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Obodoakor Moses

iPad Air (2019) – Apple have released another new tablet device into the market. The tablet market isn’t as competitive as the smartphone market. But this new iPad Air (2019) has all it takes to be a leading player in the market. For starters, it comes with powerful hardware found on the iPhone XS Max. Other alternatives for this tablet includes the iPad Pro 11, Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) and many more.

iPad Air (2019)

iPad Air (2019) Design

The new iPad Air (2019) doesn’t look much different in design than previous Apple’s tablet. But unlike most Apple’s tablet, the new Air tablet comes with a fan favourite 3.5mm headphone jack and Touch ID button. It measures just 6.1mm in thickness, which is the slimmest non-Pro Apple tablet ever. And it weighs just 456 grams for the WiFi-only model and 464 grams for the 3G/LTE model. The tablet is available in Space Gray, Silver and Gold body colours, which shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.

iPad Air (2019)

You won’t see any new Apple tablet without the stylus pen. The iPad Air uses the 1st generation Apple pencil with great pressure sensitivity for taking notes and drawing. The pencil features a lightning connector that plugs it into the iPad Air for charging. Apple’s smart keyboard is also compatible with this iPad Air without the need for Bluetooth.

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Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm
Weight: 456 g (Wi-Fi) / 464 g (3G/LTE)
Build: –
SIM: Nano-SIM, Electronic SIM card (eSIM)
Colours: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Stylus support
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

iPad Air (2019) Display

This will be the first Air tablets to feature a 10.5 inches display. For protection, the display uses a scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating. The display features 4:3 aspect ratio with tiny bezels on the sides, 1668 x 2224 pixels resolution and 265 PPI density.

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 10.5 inches (78.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1668 x 2224 pixels, 4:3 ratio (265 PPI density)
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
– DCI-P3
– True-tone

Camera

The camera isn’t a strong attribute of tablets. The iPad Air sports an 8 MP main camera with f/2.4 aperture, AF and HDR. For selfies, it sports a 7 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture.

Main Camera
Single: 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera
Single: 7 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps

Hardware

Powering the iPad Air is Apple’s powerful A12 Bionic chipset. Like I said in the introduction, this is the chipset that powers the iPhone XS Max, which is Apple’s strong smartphone right now. With the chipset, you are guaranteed better speed when running apps and multitasking. You can also run the software for your drawing and graphic design without experiencing any lag or stutter. The iPad Air is available in only a 3 GB RAM variant with either 64 GB or 256 GB internal storage.

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iPad Air (2019)

Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Memory: 3GB/64GB, 3GB/256GB
MicroSD: No

Software

Running on the iPad Air is iOS 12.1.3 which makes navigation through the device much easier. Interesting features are deeper battery life stats, redesigned Apple News app and Screen Time.

iPad Air (2019)

OS: iOS 12.1.3
User Interface: –
Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Features: Siri natural language commands and dictation

Battery

Apple didn’t specify the actual battery capacity available on this iPad Air. However, it isn’t different from other Apple tablet, which gets you about 10 hours of battery life. It also supports fast battery charging, taking you from 0% to 100% under 150 minutes of charging.

Type: 10 hours battery life
Charging: Fast battery charging

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
Radio: No
USB: 2.0, proprietary reversible connector

iPad Air (2019) Price

3GB/64GB WiFi: $499
3GB/64GB WiFi/Cellular: $629
3GB/256GB WiFi: $649
3GB/256GB WiFi/Cellular: $779

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