Apple Announces New iPad Air With Touch ID In The Power Button

Apple has finally revealed its latest iPad Air, with a brand new edge-to-edge display and Touch ID in the power button. Other features include a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with P3 wide color, laminate coating, and True Tone.

The new addition is also equipped with an A14 Bionic processor, which is said to bring “a huge leap in performance”. The CPU is faster by 40%, GPU performance has improved by 30% and machine learning performance has improved, all due to a new neural engine. Apple says they’re, “the first in the industry to use breakthrough 5nm technology”.

Apple released the product on 15 September 2020, along with its  Apple Watch, and Apple One. The new iPad features a design similar to the iPad Pro with a 10.9-inch display and resolution of 2360×1640,  with full lamination, P3 wide color gamut, and anti-reflective coating. Also features a redesigned speaker system and USB-C connectivity. Accessories available with the new iPad Air are the second-generation Apple Pencil and Magic keyboard. The device will be available next month starting at $599.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “This is a big year for iPad” since it is also the 10th anniversary of the iPad. There haven’t been changes this big to the non-Pro series of iPad, with the biggest change being the Touch ID built into the power button. The starting price of $599 offers wi-fi only with 64 GBs of internal storage. The device will be available in Apple Stores near you next month.

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