IPad Air 2019

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10.5" iPad Air with accessibility features.

The iPad Air is back with a new 3rd generation product. Details from the Apple web site. This has been replaced with a 4th generation iPad Air 2020.


[edit] Overview

iPad Air for 2019 brings more of our most powerful technologies to more people than ever.

  • The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine.
  • A 10.5‑inch Retina display with True Tone.
  • Support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.
  • And at just one pound and 6.1 mm thin, carrying all that power is effortless.

[edit] Features

  • The iPad Air isn’t just a renamed iPad Pro. Also known as the “iPad Air (3rd Generation),” the new model has a 10.5-inch screen and loses the ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate of the Pro but keeps the 2224 x 1668 resolution, P3 wide color, and True Tone features introduced in the older model. It also drops from four speakers to two, like the entry-level iPad, and from a 12-megapixel rear camera down to 8MP.
  • The iPad Air is a 10.5-inch tablet starting at $499. This is offered as midrange alternatives to last year’s entry-level $329 iPad, and the Air effectively replaces the now-discontinued 10.5-inch iPad Pro at a lower price point.
  • The new model includes Apple’s A12 Bionic processor, which represents a significant step up in performance over the iPad Pro, which previously had an A10X Fusion chip. The iPad Air also features the slimmer bezels previously found on the iPad Pro’s front, enabling it to have a higher screen-to-body ratio than the basic iPad.
  • Benchmarks show show that the A12 is running at 2.49GHz with 3GB of RAM which places it in the same league as Apple’s latest iPhones, which use the same A12 chip. (iPhone 11 uses A13 chip.

[edit] Comparison

The new iPad Air reintroduces the Air by replacing the iPad Air 2. By comparison this model has a 10.5" screen vs. 9.7". The ppi remains the same at 264 ppi thus increasing the overall pixels. The Processor is a huge jump from the older Air 2 of 5 years ago (2014). It maintains the thin 2.4" thickness but loses the 4 speaker audio. It is also a significant step up from the iPad 2018 both in screen size and performance. Even with the larger screen it is actually slightly lighter than the iPad 2018. It is the same width and height as the new iPad 2019 and can share the same Smart Keyboard.

[edit] Specifications

  • Display: 10.5″ Retina display LED-backlit Multi-Touch screen
    • 2224 x 1668 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
    • Wide color display (P3) True Tone display
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating fully laminated display with Antireflective coating
    • 1.8% reflectivity, 500 nits brightness
  • CPU: Chip A12 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture with Neural Engine and Embedded M12 coprocessor
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Capacity: 64GB or 256GB
  • Size: 9.8" x 6.8" x 0.24" (250.6 174.1 x 6.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • Wi-Fi models: 1.0 pound (456 grams)
    • Wi-Fi + Cellular models: 1.02 pounds (464 grams)
  • Buttons and Connectors:
    • Smart Connector
    • 3.5 mm headphone jack
    • Built-in stereo speakers
    • On/Off Sleep/Wake
    • Home/Touch ID sensor
    • Dual microphones
    • Volume up/down
    • Nano-SIM tray (cellular models)
    • Lightning connector
  • Location, All models
    • Digital compass
    • Wi-Fi
    • iBeacon microlocation
    • Wi-Fi + Cellular models, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, Cellular
  • Sensors
    • Touch ID
    • Three‐axis gyro
    • Accelerometer
    • Barometer
    • Ambient light sensor
  • Finish: Silver, Space Gray, or Gold
  • In the Box
    • iPad Air
    • Lightning to USB Cable
    • USB Power Adapter
  • Camera Rear: 8-megapixel camera
    • ƒ/2.4 aperture, Five-element lens
    • Hybrid IR filter
    • Backside illumination
    • Live Photos
    • Autofocus
    • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
    • HDR for photos
    • Exposure control
    • Burst mode
    • Tap to focus
    • Timer mode
    • Auto image stabilization
    • Photo geotagging
  • Video Recording
    • 1080p HD video recording
    • Slo‑mo (120 fps)
    • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
    • Video image stabilization
    • 3x video zoom
    • Video geotagging
  • FaceTime HD Camera: 7-megapixel photos
    • ƒ/2.2 aperture
    • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
    • Retina Flash
    • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
    • Auto HDR for photos and videos
    • Backside illumination
    • Burst mode
    • Exposure control
    • Timer mode
  • Video Calling: FaceTime video, iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Audio Calling: FaceTime audio, iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
  • Speakers: Stereo speakers
  • Microphones: Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular models
    • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)4
    • Data only, Wi-Fi calling eSIM6
    • SIM Card: Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM6) eSIM6
  • Touch ID
    • Unlock iPad
    • Secure personal data within apps
    • Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books
  • Apple Pay: Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within apps and on the web, Send and receive money in Messages
  • Siri
    • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
    • Get proactive suggestions
    • Use hands-free
    • Listen and identify songs
  • Power and Battery for All models
    • Built‐in 30.2‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
    • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music
    • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular models
    • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Operating System: iOS 12
  • Languages: English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Definition dictionary support: English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  • Thesaurus: English (UK, U.S.)
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
    • User-configurable maximum volume limit
  • TV and Video
    • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
    • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
    • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Mail Attachment Support
    • Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
  • Environmental Requirements
    • Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    • Nonoperating temperature: –4° to 113° F (–20° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
  • Accessories
    • cases, headphones, speakers
    • Supports Apple pencil
    • Supports smart keyboard

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