Apple releases new iPad Air models featuring M2 chip

50 views 6:01 am 0 Comments May 8, 2024

The iPad Air is now available in two sizes, boasting improved performance, AI capabilities, and new accessories. The new models are equipped with the M2 chip, leading to enhanced CPUs, GPUs, and Neural Engines, resulting in a significant performance boost over previous iterations. Apple claims nearly a 50 percent increase in speed over the prior M1-based iPad Air and triple the performance of the models equipped with the A14 Bionic chip.

The Ultra Wide 12MP camera, positioned along the landscape edge, supports Center Stage technology, which uses machine learning to keep subjects in view during video calls. The rear 12MP Wide camera supports 4K video recording and 240-fps slow-motion, complemented by dual microphones to enhance audio clarity. The new iPad Air also introduces eSIM technology, allowing users to manage cellular plans digitally without a physical SIM card.

The accessory lineup is expanded with the new Apple Pencil Pro, which integrates unique features such as pressure sensitivity, custom haptic feedback, and a gyroscope for more intuitive control. Additionally, the Magic Keyboard and Smart Folio have been updated to support the new models and offer more color choices. Software-wise, iPad Air runs on iPadOS 17, which brings customizable Lock Screens, interactive widgets, and new productivity tools in apps like Messages, FaceTime, and Notes.

Noteworthy software additions include Logic Pro for iPad 2 and Final Cut Pro for iPad 2, enhancing the device’s capabilities for professional audio and video editing. The company is focused on achieving a carbon-neutral footprint for all its products and operations by 2030. The 11-inch iPad Air starts at $599, and the 13-inch model starts at $799.

Both models are offered in blue, purple, starlight, and space gray, with pre-orders starting today and availability on May 15.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *