Apple renews their iPad Air lineup with a new design and support for the Apple M1 processor
After a long time without bringing an update to the iPad Air series, Apple officially announced an update for this one tablet at an event titled “Peek Performance”. They brought quite a number of changes that would surprise tech enthusiasts.
First, they announced that the 2022 iPad Air will not use the A15 Bionic SoC, but will use the Apple M1 processor. This is surprising considering this processor is used in their laptop devices.
This processor will come with a total of 8 CPU cores, which has a performance increase of 60 percent faster than its predecessor. As for the GPU, it is stated that the GPU will be 2x faster.
For the screen, they use a Liquid Retina Display screen that uses a 10.9-inch panel, and has DCI P3 support. Users will also get a 5G network on this one device.
On the other hand, for the front camera, they use a new camera, namely a 12MP Ultra Wide camera. And like Macintosh devices that use the M1 processor, the iPad Air 2022 will also have Center Stage support.
Users will also get USB Type-C support, which is claimed to be 2x faster than its predecessor. Although it has a faster data transfer speed, it is not known whether the charging is also getting bigger or not.
In addition, users will also get several accessories launched at the same time, such as Smart Keyboard Folio accessories and several others. Not to forget, there is also support for Apple Pencil 2nd gen and support for iPadOS 15.
For the price, the iPad Air with Wi-Fi connection with 64GB storage will be available at a price of USD 599 or around Rp.
Just like the iPhone SE 2022, users can already pre-order starting March 11 and the first sale will be on March 18.