Apple Debuts M1-powered iPad Air


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Apple just introduced the new iPad Air at the recently concluded Peek Performance event. The event also saw the introduction of the new iPhone SE, the M1 Ultra chip, Mac Studio, and the Studio Display.

The new variant is built around a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, a wide P3 color gamut, and 500 nits of brightness.

iPad Air 2022 - display

Upfront, it also features a 12MP ultra-wide camera with support for Center Stage. The addition of the Center Stage feature now makes all iPad models have the feature.

The new iPad Air is now powered by the M1 chip with an 8-core CPU, an 8-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine. The new chipset offers 60% faster CPU performance and two times faster GPU performance compared to its predecessor. The chipset is coupled with 8GB RAM and 64/256GB storage.

It also supports 5G and Wi-FI 6 connectivity as well as supports eSIM. Additionally, its USB-C port is now up to two times faster than the previous generation with up to 10Gbps data transfers.

iPad Air 2022 - features

Out of the box, it runs on iPadOS 15 that offers features like Split View and Split Over as well as Live Text, to name few. Moreover, it supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Folio, and Magic Keyboard.

iPad Air availability and price

iPad Air 2022 - colors

The new iPad Air comes in Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue color options. The 64GB option begins at PHP 35,990, while the 256GB storage variant starts at PHP 44,990.

Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi-only model starts at PHP 35,990, while the Wi-Fi+Cellular option starts at PHP 44,990.

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