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  • iPad Air 5th generation (2022)
  • iPad Air 4th generation (2020)
  • iPad Air 3rd generation (2019)
  • iPad Air 2nd generation (2014)
  • iPad Air 1st generation (2013)
iPad Air

Reviews

iPad Air (5th generation)

The 2022 iPad Air sets the bar high for mobile tablets, offering a near-perfect blend of features and performance. Powered by Apple’s impressive M1 chip, it delivers exceptional power and efficiency, making it a versatile tool for creators and professionals. The addition of support for the second-generation Apple Pencil enhances its creative capabilities. While its battery life could be improved, it’s a minor drawback compared to the overall package.

In a lineup that includes various iPad models, the 2022 iPad Air stands out as an ideal choice for those seeking a versatile tablet. Its 10.9-inch LCD screen offers vibrant visuals with True Tone color management and reduced glare. Although it runs at 60Hz, it provides a smooth experience for most users.

Storage options are somewhat limited, with the base model offering 64GB, and the next tier at 256GB. However, iPads have never featured expandable storage, and Apple encourages cloud-based storage solutions. The support for the second-generation Apple Pencil is a significant advantage, offering seamless charging and improved ergonomics.

The M1 processor is a standout feature, providing competitive performance compared to the iPad Pro and even some Macs. This tablet’s power, combined with the support for creative apps and features, positions it as an appealing choice for artists and app developers.

Connectivity options include both Wi-Fi-only and cellular variants, with the latter offering 4G and 5G capabilities. The device’s battery life is comparable to its predecessors, offering around 5 hours of continuous video playback at maximum brightness.

Running on iPadOS 15, the iPad Air benefits from Apple’s regular software updates, ensuring longevity and security. With an emphasis on convenience and multitasking enhancements, the OS complements the tablet’s capabilities.

The iPad Air’s camera setup is decent, with a single 12MP rear camera and a 12MP front-facing camera for video calls. Although it lacks some advanced features found in the iPad Pro, the M1 processor ensures smooth performance in AR applications.

In conclusion, the 2022 iPad Air excels as a versatile tablet, offering an excellent balance of features and performance. It caters to creators, students, and professionals, making it a top choice in Apple’s tablet lineup and a compelling alternative to Android tablets. This tablet earns our Editors’ Choice award for its impressive capabilities and value proposition.

iPad Air front and rear

iPad Air (4th generation)

The fourth-generation iPad Air introduced a sleek redesign with thinner bezels and a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. Powered by the A14 Bionic chip, it offered impressive performance and graphics capabilities. This model also introduced support for the Apple Pencil 2 and the Magic Keyboard, enhancing its versatility.

iPad Air (3rd generation)

he third-generation iPad Air featured the A12 Bionic chip, providing a significant boost in performance. It supported the first-generation Apple Pencil and offered a 10.5-inch Retina display with True Tone. This model provided a compelling balance of power and portability.

iPad Air (2nd generation)

The second-generation iPad Air was known for its slim and lightweight design. It featured the A8X chip, offering enhanced performance and graphics capabilities. With a 9.7-inch Retina display and support for various accessories, it was a versatile tablet for productivity and entertainment.

iPad Air (1st generation)

The first-generation iPad Air marked a significant design evolution, becoming notably thinner and lighter than its predecessors. It was powered by the A7 chip, providing excellent performance and energy efficiency. With a 9.7-inch Retina display and support for the original Apple Pencil, it was a compelling choice for users seeking a balanced combination of power and portability.

Specifications of iPad Air 5 (2022)

Size
Dimensions (H x W x D)247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm
Weight461 g
Water resistanceNo
Screen
TypeIPS LCD touch screen, 16 million colours
Size10.9 inches
Resolution1640 x 2360 pixels
Camera
Rear12 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
Front12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultra wide)
Processor
ChipsetApple M1
CPUOcta-core
GPUApple GPU
Memory
Storage64 GB / 256 GB
RAM8 GB
Security
Face IDNo
Iris scannerNo
Touch IDYes
To find out more, see iPad Air specs.
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