The iPad Air 5: Price, Release Date, Specs, and News

Includes the same M1 chip as the 5th-gen iPad Pro

The 5th-gen iPad Air was announced in March 2022. It's equipped with the M1 chip, 5G, and a new front camera with Center Stage.

When Was the iPad Air 5 Released?

Apple first announced this iPad on March 8, 2022. It became available for sale on March 18.

iPad Air 5 Price

Similar to the 4th-gen models, the iPad Air 5 ranges in price from $599 for the 64 GB version to $749 for the 256 GB model. Those prices are for Wi-Fi only; the Wi-Fi + Cellular version runs $749 for 64 GB and $899 for 256 GB.

iPad Air 5 Features

5G capabilities and the inclusion of Apple's M1 chip are the highlights in the 2022 models. The 8-core CPU promises up to 60 percent faster performance, and the updated 8-core GPU boasts twice as fast graphics performance compared to the 4th-gen iPad Air.

2022 iPad Air and Magic Keyboard

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iPad Air 5 Specs and Hardware

According to DigiTimes in early 2021, Apple had planned to adopt OLED displays in at least some iPad models. That report claimed it's an iPad with a 10.9-inch screen using with OLED technology. Since the iPad Air 4 has a screen of that size, it only made sense that we'd see the same screen size, with OLED, in the iPad Air 5.

A later report claimed Apple won't release its first OLED iPad until 2023 or 2024. That year, according to that report, we'll get two OLED iPads, in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes.

Of course, this turned out to be true. The 2022 iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, with 3.8 million pixels and 500 nits of brightness, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen coating.

Another rumor we saw early on was that the iPad Air 5 would be based off the 2021 iPad Pro, which meant the design and size would match the smaller 2021 iPad Pro. The iPad Air 5 was also said to have an A15 Bionic chipset, four stereo speakers, 5G, thinner bezels, and a dual-lens camera setup.

These are the actual specs for the iPad Air 5:

Capacity: 64 GB / 256 GB
RAM: 8 GB
Finish: Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, Blue
Display: 10.9-inch / LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
Chip: M1 chip / 8-core CPU / 8-core graphics / Apple Neural Engine
Camera: 12MP wide camera / 5x digital zoom / 12MP Ultra Wide front camera
Video Recording: 4k video at 24/25/30/60 fps; 1080p HD video at 25/30/60 fps; slo-mo video / playback zoom
Cellular and Wireless: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO; Bluetooth 5.0 technology; 5G NR / Wi-Fi calling
SIM Card: Nano‑SIM; eSIM
Location: Digital compass, Wi-Fi, iBeacon, GPS, Cellular
Sensors: Touch ID, three-axis gyro, accelerometer, barometer, ambient light sensor
Charging and Expansion: USB-C
Power and Battery: Built‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery; up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video; charging via power adapter or USB‑C to computer system
Operating System: iPadOS 15

The Latest News About the iPad Air 5

You can get more Apple-related content from Lifewire; below are some news stories and earlier rumors on the 2022 iPad Air:

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