Apple launches new iPad line-up, including redesigned Air

Apple unveils all-new iPad Air with A14 Bionic

Apple Announces New 8th-Generation 10.2-Inch iPad With A12 Bionic Chip

Now Apple is paying attention to the rest of the lineup - or, well, all the other iPads but the iPad Mini - and introducing the eighth-generation iPad and redesigned iPad Air.

There's no risk that you'll confuse the previous-gen iPad Air with the 2020 model even at a glance.

Since Lightning has gone, Apple has had to update how it uses the Apple Pencil, as it can't recharge the original version using the Lightning connector on the stylus with the iPad.

"Upfront, the new iPad Air features a 10.9" Liquid Retina Display that pushes a resolution of 2360×1640 pixels.

The really big news? The 5nm A14 Bionic is truly the highlight of the new iPad Air. The in-house developer chip has a 5-nanometer process technology that makes up this impressive silicon processor. Instead the iPad Air includes support for the Apple Pencil 2, complete with iPad Pro-style wireless charging on the side. Although the screen stretches edge to edge like the newer iPad Pro, it doesn't come with Face Unlock. The new model features a dramatically redesigned chassis, take its design cues from the current iPad Pro, with flat edges and an edge-to-edge display with rounded corners.

The Touch ID fingerprint sensor that was in that home button has been moved into the power button, Apple said. Lightning is officially only found on the eighth-gen iPad and iPad Mini. 1080p for video calls. This long-rumored change borrows the idea from the iPad Pro directly, and could help users employ the iPad Air more as a workstation than ever before.

Surprise, surprise: The Magic Keyboard works with the iPad Air, and it also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil. You can get a bit more creative with color options.

The new iPad Air, running iPadOS 14, will be available next month in silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue starting at $599 (Wi-Fi-only) or $729 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) with 64GB of storage. As and when new deals pop up we will update the below list so you can get the best price on the latest iPad Air so be sure to check this page regularly. We'll circle back once preorders start.

Latest News