Apple presents the new iPad Air with M1 chip, 5G and new camera

The rumors were true, Apple added the M1 chip to the new product after doing the same last year with the iPad Pro. The M1 chip is a big step up for the iPad Air lineup, mainly because of the amount of processing users will get with it.

‎During yesterday’s event Apple, the company presented the iPad Air 5. The updated 2022 model will replace the iPad Air 4 from two years ago and is packed with new features, including the chip M1.‎

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‎M1 has arrived on iPad Air

The rumors were true, the Apple added the chip M1 to the new product after having done the same last year with the iPadPro. The M1 chip is a major step forward for the line ipad air, mainly due to the huge amount of processing that users will have at their disposal. These are the specifications of the silicon chip that the Apple added:

  • CPU 8 hearts
  • 8-core GPU
  • ‎16 Core Neural Engine‎

The cores that power the M1 chip, as well as the iPadOS, will give the tablet a huge performance boost, outperforming the previous model with 60% faster performance and 2x faster graphics performance. The M1 chip will give users more options and the ability to complete tasks faster, such as editing 4K video or creating computer-generated 3D models. Finally, the RAM has been doubled from 4 GB to 8 GB.‎

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Unfortunately, as the iPadProthe M1 chip will not be used to its full power due to software limitations that the iPadOS imposes on the material. That said, for most users, a tablet with this performance will be more than enough.‎

‎Camera Improvements‎

the iPad Air 5 has a much better 12MP ultra-wide front camera, which now sports Center Stage – a feature borrowed from the ipad mini which keeps users within the camera view, as well as detecting more people and zooming in to fit them into the screen. The rear camera is still 12MP with 4K video capabilities up to 60fps, Smart HDR 3 and more.‎

‎5G connectivity‎

Consumers can now buy a iPad Air 5 with mobile connectivity that now supports 5Gthus bringing another iPad for the next generation mobile network. Speeds can reach 3.5 Gbps “under ideal conditions”, along with other features like eSIM and Wi-Fi 6 support. The USB-C port is also 2x faster with transfers of data up to 10 Gbps, as well as to power the tablet with a screen up to 6K.‎

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The accessories that support the new iPad Air 5 are almost the same as the apple pencil generation and the Magic Keyboard, just like the previous model. There’s also a Smart Keyboard Folio stand which is a cover with a smaller keyboard, and Smart Folio covers – all available in black, white, electric orange, dark cherry, English lavender and navy blue. ‎


the iPad Air 5 starts at 709 euros on the Wi-Fi model, while the Wi-Fi + 5G model starts at 878.99 euros and has storage configurations of 64 GB and 256 GB (contrary to what was rumored, it would start at 128 GB of storage), and the colors of space gray, starlight, pink, purple and blue.‎

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