Tech giants Apple have launched the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and the upgraded iPad mini models. The company has not given any number to these models, instead the company has called these models directly as new iPad Air and new iPad mini. The company has informed that new iPad models have support for A12 bionic chip, an advanced retina display and Apple Pencil.
Both the iPad (2018) and iPad Pro models will be available for sale, although the iPad mini 4 can be removed. The iPad Air (2019) Wi-Fi model has a starting price of $ 499, while the Wi-Fi + cellular model has a starting price of $ 629. The iPad Mini’s Wi-Fi model has a starting price of $ 399 and the Wi-Fi + cellular model has a starting price of $ 529.
The initial price of the iPad Air Wi-Fi model in India has been kept at Rs 44,900 and the starting price of the Wi-Fi + cellular model is Rs 55,900. The iPad Mini’s Wi-Fi model has been priced at Rs. 34,900 and the Wi-Fi + Cellular model has been priced at Rs. 45,900. Both the iPad Air and iPad mini will be available in Silver, Space Gray and Gold color options.Configuration 64GB and 256GB will be available here.
Apple said that the new iPad Air and iPad mini models are available in 27 countries via orders on Apple.com and the Apple Store app. It will be made available soon in India.
Specifications of iPad Air (2019) and iPad mini
The iPad Air (2019) has a 10.5-inch LED-backlit retina display with 1668×2224 pixels resolution. It has an A12 bionic chip, which is also given in the company’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. For photography, the company has given an 8-megapixel (f / 2.4) camera in the rear of the tablet. However, there is no flash in it. At the same time, there is a 7 megapixel camera with Retina Flash support.
In terms of connectivity, the iPad Air has Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0 and option LTE support. There is no Face ID provided, but Touch ID is supported.
On the other hand, talking about the new iPad mini, it has a 7.9-inch LED-backlit retina display with 1536×2048 pixel resolution. The rest of the specifications are like the iPad Air.The company has informed that the iPad Air (2019) gives up to 70 percent better performance compared to the iPad (2018).
The company has informed that Apple Pencil will be sold for $ 99 (Rs 8,500 in India). At the same time, the smart keyboard for the iPad Air will be sold for $ 159 (Rs. 13,900 in India).