After all the leaks and rumors, Apple’s September event finally happened in spite of the lockdown. Unlike every year we didn’t saw any iPhone this year. This was the shortest event ever by apple. It was only an hour and 3 minutes long event. Apple announced the all-new iPad air(2020) the most colorful, powerful, and versatile iPad air ever along with two new Apple watches.
Design and Display
Pad Air receives a major upgrade both with design and specs. The new iPad comes with a larger 10.9-inch screen with no physical Home button. The new iPad Air has an all-screen design like the premium iPad Pro without any home button. The Liquid Retina display makes True Tone and Wide Color (P3). The device is fully coated and laminated to avoid fingerprints and reflection.
The new iPad air features a thin and lightweight design. It is available in 5 different colors: silver, space grey, rose gold, green, and sky blue.
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This is the first device to be equipped with an all-new 5nm Apple A14 Bionic Chip. The new A14 Bionic processor promises up to 40 percent better CPU performance and 30 percent faster graphics than the previous generation. This chipset is expected to be used in the upcoming iPhones as well. It gives better performance at low power for editing 4K video, playing immersive games, and much more.
the new iPad Air features a USB Type-C port rather than Apple’s old Lightning connector for data transfer, speed up to 5Gbps which is nearly 10X faster. The new chipset is packed with 11.8 billion transistors for increased performance and power efficiency in every part of the chip.
Ipad Air packs the same 12-megapixel rear camera as the iPad Pro with focus pixels and stabilized 4K video recording for buttery smooth videos. The ultra-wide camera and LiDar scanner are not available in the iPad Air. It is capable of recording 4K videos at up to 60fps.
Talking about the front shooter, it has the 7MP FaceTime HD camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The 7MP camera supports 1080p video recording and better low-light performance.
Battery and other features
Moving on the battery the new iPad Air is fueled by a 28.6 Watt-Hour lithium-polymer battery which can last up to 10 hours of web surfing (Wi-Fi). The device can be charged using a USB Type-C port.iPad Air supports the second-gen Apple Pencil. There is also a magnetic connector to connect accessories like the Magic Keyboard and Smart Folios.
iPad Air (2020) Availability and Price in Nepal
Apple iPad Air(2020) pricing starts at $599 and $729 for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular model from September 18. That’s a quite hike price over the previous-gen but we are getting big specs to jump too. We expect the Apple iPad Air to launch in Nepal later with a starting price of NPR 78,000 for the base variant.
|MODEL||US Price||Price in Nepal|
|Apple iPad Air (2020): 64GB, Wi-Fi||$599||NPR. 78,000|
|Apple iPad Air (2020): 64GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$729||NPR. 92,000|
|Apple iPad Air (2020): 256GB, Wi-Fi||$749||NPR. 98,000|
|Apple iPad Air (2020): 256GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular||$879||NPR. 115,000|