Apple Launches iPad Air (4th Gen) with A14 Bionic Processor and 8th Gen iPad Featuring 10.2-inch Retina Display

Apple has introduced iPad Air (4th Gen) with 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, while the 8th Gen iPad now comes with Apple A12 Bionic chipset.

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Apple iPad Air

Apple has introduced an updated version of its iPad Air during a virtual press conference. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the conference from Apple Park. The giant has introduced a new range of iPads, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6 and more during the launch event. The brand has introduced Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) with its latest A14 Bionic chipset. The company has also upgraded its entry-level iPad with A12 Bionic chipset and more. So, let’s take a closer look at the latest line of iPads introduced by the company.

Apple iPad Air (4th Gen), Apple iPad (8th Gen) price

The new Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) price in India starts from Rs 54,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model, while the 256GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 68,900. The WiFi + LTE model with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 66,900, while the 256GB model will cost you Rs 80,900. The tablet is available in five colour options including Silver, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue.

The Apple 8th Gen iPad price in India is Rs 29,900 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model, while the 128GB option is priced at Rs 37,900. The Wi-Fi + LTE model is priced at Rs 41,900 for 32GB option and Rs 49,900 for 128GB variant. The tablet is available for purchase in Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold. The company has not revealed the sale date of the 8th Gen iPad.

Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) specifications and features

Apple iPad Air 4th gen

The latest iPad Air offers a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 3.8 million pixels, P3 wide colour support, True Tone, and more. The iPad comes with a Touch ID sensor at the top bottom and it also supports Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Both the accessories attach magnetically to the side of the tablet.

The latest iPad gets its power from the Apple A14 Bionic chipset. The chipset is built using 5nm process and comes with six cores in the CPU and quad-core GPU. Apple claims that the chipset delivers up to 40 per cent better performance and up to 30 per cent improvement in graphics. The A14 Bionic also features a new 16-core Neural Engine that is capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second.

In terms of optics, you get a 7MP front-facing FaceTime HD camera. On the rear, you get a 12MP rear camera, which supports 4K video recording. In terms of audio, it comes with stereo speakers in landscape mode that elevates the audio experience. The Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) comes with USB Type-C port for up to 50gbps data transfer along with Wi-Fi 6 performance and 60 per cent faster LTE connectivity. It runs on iPadOS 14.

Apple 8th Gen iPad specifications and features

Apple 8th Gen ipad

The company has also introduced its budget-centric eight-generation iPad during the event. The device is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and the company claims it to be up to two times faster than the Windows laptop and up to three times faster than Android tablets. The new tablet comes with Neural Engine and allows for different things like motion tracking in augmented reality (AR) apps, enhanced photo editing, Siri performance, and more. It also supports Apple Pencil, meaning that you can take notes and do more on the tablet. The iPad supports gigabit-class LTE connectivity and comes with a Touch ID for unlocking the iPad.

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Rohan has more 9 years of experience in journalism, of which he's sent 5 years covering technology. He holds a degree in journalism and is obsessed about smartphones. In his free time, you will find him playing games, clicking photos or trying out new street food.