The iPad Air 4 Price, Release Date, Specs, and News

Here's what you need to know about the iPad Air 4

The 2020 iPad Air (aka iPad Air 4) is impressive. This version of killer tablet launched with a larger screen, a faster processor to accommodate graphics-intensive games and 4k-related tasks, and it wasn't hard on the budget.

When Was the Newest iPad Air Released?

The iPad Air 4 became available for pre-order on Oct. 16, 2020 and is not currently in production. The iPad Air 5 replaced it in March 2022.

How Much Was the iPad Air 4?

Pricing for the iPad Air 4 started at $599 for the 64GB version or $749 for the 256GB version. The Wi-Fi + Cellular models started at $729 for the 64GB version and jumped to $879 for the 256GB version.

What's in the Box?

Along with the iPad Air itself, the box also included a USB-C to Lightning cable and a 20W USB-C power adapter.

A visual lineup of colors for the iPad Air.

The Latest News about the iPad Air 4

You can get all the latest news about computers, laptops & tablets from Lifewire; here are more ways to learn about the iPad Air.

iPad Air 4 Features to Know

A hand holding the iPad Air 4 to show sizing.

If you're not familiar with the iPad Air, it's a small tablet that's easy to hold in your hand but packs the punch of a much larger tablet.

The iPad Air 4 shared a variety of features with previous versions in the line, such as compatibility with a trackpad, mouse, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and Smart Keyboard, but there are still a few differences to separate it from the rest Apple's lineup.

  • It was the first iPad Air with a 10.9-inch screen.
  • It launched with the A14 Bionic chipset that added power without sacrificing battery life.
  • The iPad Air 4 launched with iPadOS 14.
  • With the removal of the Home button, Apple moved Touch ID functionality to the top button.
  • Supported 2nd generation Apple Pencil.
An exploded view of the new Touch ID button.

At a Glance: iPad Air 4 Specs and Hardware

The iPad Air 4 had impressive internal improvements combined with a variety of software upgrades and overall look and feel of the device let it compete even against bigger iPad versions.Here's how it all breaks down.

iPad Air Specs-at-a-Glance
Screen size 10.9 inches
Screen resolution 2360 x 1640/264 ppi
Display type LED backlit w/1.8% reflectivity 
Screen type Liquid Retina display
Processor model A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
Processor brand Apple
Total Storage  64GB or 256GB
Operating System iPadOS
Battery type Lithium-polymer
Battery life 9-10 hours
Back Camera 12 MP, 4K
Front Camera 7 megapixels, 1080p
Security Fingerprint reader
Internet options Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular
Compatible Wireless Wireless A-X
Bluetooth Enabled, version 5.0
Headphone jack No
Color options Rose Gold, Space Gray, Silver, Green, Sky Blue
Voice Assistant Siri

At a Glance: iPad Air Software

The iPad Air has access to the App Store and more than a million apps. The iPad Air 4 came with the the following software preinstalled:

  • App Store
  • Books
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clock
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Files
  • Find My
  • Home
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Measure
  • Messages
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Photo Booth
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Safari
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • TV
  • Voice Memos

iPad Air Accessories

The Apple Pencil in use on an iPad Air 4.

You could attach a full-size Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard to the iPad Air 4, as well as the Apple Pencil. It was also compatible with the headphones every other manufacturer loves to emulate: AirPods.

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