Apple has recently introduced a higher price tablet, the fourth generation iPad Air. The design of the device has changed a lot – the fresh iPad Air is more like the iPad Pro. But this is not the most important thing: it is the iPad Air 4, rather than the iPhone 12, was the first Apple device based on the 5-nanometer single crystal platform Apple A14.
Apple A14 has 11.8 billion transistors – 40% more than its 7 nanometer predecessor. This SoC includes a new 6-core CPU and a new 4-core CPU as well as a 16-core Neural Engine. A14 is capable of performing 11 trillion operations per second – already now this SoC can be called the most powerful mobile platform in the world.
The second notable innovation is the transition to the USB-C connector and support for 20W charging. Recall that iPad 8 also comes with USB-C. iPad Air 4 supports Wi-Fi 6 and LTE data transfer speed has increased by 60% – according to Apple’s own estimates.
iPad Air 4 received a 12 megapixel camera from iPad Pro with improved video stabilization. The front camera – FaceTime HD with a 7 megapixel sensor, supports Smart HDR mode and captures Full HD video at 60 fps.
In addition, the new tablet received a fingerprint scanner, which is built into the control key.
The novelty has a 10.9 inch screen with a resolution of 2360 x 1640 pixels. To keep its compact size at the same level with the new larger screen touch ID moved to the trigger on the top edge – so iPad Air 4 received a side print scanner.
The new iPad Air will go on sale next month in five colors: silver, dark gray, pink, green and blue. Prices in the U.S. will start at the $600 mark. There will be variants with 64 GB and 256 GB of internal memory available.