What you need to know
- Apple has today announced a brand new iPad Air.
- It has been totally redesigned.
- It has a 5nm A14 Bionic chip.
Apple has today announced a brand new iPad Air sporting an all-new design and its A14 Bionic chip, Apple's fastest ever CPU.
Damn that's fast
A brand new design and a hot new processor!
The all-new iPad Air looks incredible and features Apple's fastest ever chip, the A14 Bionic.
The new iPad Air sports a brand new iPad Pro-esque design, magnetic Apple Pencil, and five new colors including Green, Sky Blue, Rose Gold, Silver, and Gray. It has a liquid Retina display measuring 10.9 inches and 2350x1640 resolution. That's 3.8 million pixels!
It has a wide-color screen and a Touch ID sensor in the Top Button (formerly lock button). the camera features a new Sapphire crystal lens, and the iPad has a secure enclave inside.
The big headline is Apple's brand new A14 Bionic chip. Based on 5nm architecture, it has a 40% increase in performance over 7nm chips and a 30% increase in GPU performance over the previous generation. It also features a 16-core neural engine capable of 11 trillion operations a second, a 2x increase on previous machine learning.
The new iPad Air is a massive increase in performance over the previous gen, and really most iPads. The A14 is the most powerful chip Apple has ever created.
The new iPad Air also features a USB-C for 10x faster data transfer compared to the previous generation. The front camera is a 7MP FaceTime HD camera, and on the back is the same 12MP camera from the iPad Pro for video in 4K 60 fps, but notably, no LiDAR.
The iPad Air also features stereo audio in both landscape and portrait mode, another big improvement. The iPad Air works with Apple Pencil and the iPad's Magic Keyboard. It ships with a 20W USB-C adapter.
The new iPad Air will start at $599 and will be available in October!
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
FAQ: TikTok & WeChat ban — why it’s happening and what it means for you
Are TikTok and WeChat really being banned? When does all of this take effect? Will I still be able to use these apps? All this and more answered in our FAQ regarding the latest U.S. orders.
WeChat ban has been blocked by U.S. District Court
The Trump administration's ban on WeChat was set to go into effect today, but a U.S. district court judge just blocked it.
Plan your day with Hour Blocks and its amazing iOS 14 Home screen widgets
Planning your day is no fun but sometimes you find an app that goes some way to making it less boring. Hour Blocks does a decent job and it looks lovely, too.
For the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, matte is where it's at
With a reputation for reducing eye strain and as a natural light diffuser, matte screen protectors are a great choice to fully protect your iPad while not compromising on the look and feel of your device.