Introducing the new iPad Air, adopting the same new design as iPad Pro & colorful variations
The new iPad Air was announced at Apple's new product launch held on September 16, 2020. Touch ID is mounted on the power button part, and it is a model that adopts the new A14 chip manufactured by the 5nm process.
Apple Event — September 15
The new iPad Air, which will be released in 2020, has abolished the curved design so far and adopted the same linear design as the iPad Pro. There are 5 main body colors, blue, green, red, silver, and black from the top.
Like the iPad Pro, it supports the Magic Keyboard.
Of course, it also supports Apple Pencil.
Uses Liquid Retina display.
The display size is 10.9 inches. The resolution is 2360 x 1640 pixels (3.8 million pixels) and the density is 264 ppi. However, Pro Motion technology, which allows refresh rates up to 120Hz, is not included in the new iPad Air.
In addition, Touch ID is mounted on the power button on the side of the main unit. Instead, the front camera will be a FaceTime HD camera and will not support Face ID for face recognition, which requires a TrueDepth camera.
The structure looks like this.
By using Touch ID, you can manage your accounts and devices more securely.
Next, about the performance of the new iPad Air.
Equipped with a new A14 Bionic chip at the heart. The new iPad Air looks almost the same as the 2018 iPad Pro , but its performance is completely different.
Each chip has undergone the following manufacturing process.
And with the A14 Bionic chip, we finally reached the 5nm process.
The number of transistors is in the unknown area of 11.8 billion.
The A14 Bionic chip is equipped with a 6-core CPU, of which 4 are high-efficiency cores and 2 are high-performance cores.
CPU performance improved by 40% compared to the previous generation.
GPU is 4 cores
GPU performance improved by 30%.
Image processing capacity is doubled compared to the one one generation ago.
This makes it possible to comfortably execute image editing, video editing, drawing apps, game apps, etc.
With a variety of other components, the A14 Bionic chip is at its best.
In addition, about the neural engine of the A14 Bionic chip. It uses a 16-core architecture ...
11 trillion operations can be performed per second
Machine learning (ML) performance is also twice as fast
By installing a machine learning accelerator ...
Machine learning execution speed is 10 times faster
The graphic that summarizes the features of the A14 Bionic chip is as follows.
DJ app Djay Pro
It is possible to capture the movement of the hand with the front camera
Scratch is possible just by waving on the iPad Air
You can also play 3D games crisply.
Evolved so that the drawing of the game is also mistaken
iPad Air adopts USB Type-C connection
The transfer speed will be 10 times faster than Lightning.
It is also possible to capture photos directly from a digital camera.
The front camera supports smart HDR function with 7 megapixel f / 2.2. You can also shoot 1080p / 60fps movies.
The rear camera is 12 megapixel f / 1.8. It can also shoot 4K / 60fps movies and 240fps slow motion movies.
And it is the first iPad Air to be able to play stereo sound.
It also supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. It can also be charged by attaching it to the side with a magnet.
It also supports Magic Keyboard.
This is the new iPad Air.
The new iPad Air is available in 64GB and 256GB models. For the 64GB model, only Wi-Fi is tax-excluded 64,800 yen, and WiFi + cellular is tax-excluded 77,800 yen. For the 256GB model, only Wi-Fi is tax-excluded 79,800 yen, and Wi-Fi + cellular is tax-excluded 94,800 yen.
Scheduled to be released in October 2020.