O iPad Air was one of the highlights of the announcements made by Apple this Tuesday (7). The tablet gained two very significant upgrades! Apple took advantage of the “Just Imagine” event (“Let loose”), to reveal the new generation of this tablet whose main purpose is to be thinner and lighter without leaving power aside. Now those interested in buying the new iPad Air can choose between two versions!

Two screen sizes

The iPad Air hits the market in sizes 11 and 13 inches to satisfy diverse user preferences and needs, thus expanding options. In addition, both models have high-quality displays with technology TrueToneas well as the comprehensive P3 color range, which guarantee a unique visual experience — although, it is important to highlight, this time the ProMotion technology, which offers a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, is absent.

Regarding the front camera, the new iPad Air has a 12MP sensor that is positioned horizontally, maintaining the Center Stage feature (Center Stage), which makes video calls more dynamic and engaging. And of course, compatibility with Apple Pencil (**Apple Pencil hover**) is a great highlight, bringing even more versatility to these tablets.

Both models’ speakers support Spatial Audio (Spatial Audio) and feature an optimized stereo audio system when the device is horizontal. By the way, the 13-inch model offers twice the bass capacity compared to its smaller brother, which will undoubtedly appeal to enthusiasts of a more deeply immersive listening experience.

New iPad Air arrives with the M2 chip

Under the hood, both use the chip M2a curious choice considering that the recently announced iPad Pro houses the M4 chip — find out more about these beauties here. This is nothing more than a way to place the recently launched iPad Air and Pro on different shelves in the market. In any case, the M2 chip remains a “force of nature” with an 8-core CPU, an impressive 10-core GPU, a Neural Engine powerful 16 cores and a memory throughput of 100GB/s.

Additionally, there is advanced support Wi-Fi 6E, providing connectivity that promises to be up to twice as fast as previous ones. For those looking for a complete mobile solution, the Wi-Fi + Cellular model offers the chance to connect via the 5G network.

In terms of accessories, iPads Air are perfectly compatible with both the Apple Pencil Pro and the Magic Keyboard. And there’s more: a renewed Smart Folio, which now comes in a variety of colors and allows different viewing angles.

As for internal storage options, consumers have four options available: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and, for those who really need a lot of space, 1TB. The available colors follow the brand’s elegant line: space gray, stellar, a bold touch of purple and a calm blue.

Availability and price

In terms of price, in the US market, the 11″ iPad Air is offered starting from US$600while the 13″ version starts at US$800. In Brazil, the corresponding values ​​are R$7.000 e R$9.500. Certainly, an investment to consider for anyone looking for a cutting-edge tablet.

For those eager to get their hands on these technological marvels, they are now available in select markets. As for delivery, a countdown begins as it will begin next week, specifically on Wednesday (15/5).

And you? What do you think of the new iPad Air?

Source: https://www.hardware.com.br/noticias/2024-05/apple-lanca-novo-ipad-air.html

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