Computers, Laptops & Tablets Apple The iPad Air 4 Price, Release Date, Specs, and News Here's what you need to know about the iPad Air 4 by S.E. Slack Strategy Director, Lifewire.com S.E. Slack has 30+ years' experience writing about technology. She has authored 12 books, thousands of articles, and worked for IBM and Microsoft. our editorial process LinkedIn S.E. Slack Updated on November 02, 2020 Apple iPad Macs Tweet Share Email Billed as 'the most powerful iPad Air ever' by Apple, the all-new iPad Air (aka iPad Air 4) is indeed impressive. The latest version of this killer tablet has a larger screen, a faster processor to accommodate graphics-intensive games and 4k-related tasks, and isn't terribly hard on the budget. When Was the Newest iPad Air Released? The 2020 iPad Air was available for pre-order on Oct. 16, 2020 and is currently available for direct purchase. You can buy directly from Apple plus local retailers like Best Buy and Walmart. How Much is the New iPad Air? Pricing for the iPad Air 4 starts at $599 for the 64GB version or $749 for the 256GB version. If you want Wi-Fi + Cellular, you'll start at $729 for the 64GB version and jump to $879 for the 256GB version. Engraving can be added free of charge if you order directly from Apple. If you don't care about engraving, you can purchase the device from local retailers like Best Buy. How to Get an Apple Student Discount How to Get the Best Buy Student Discount What's in the Box? You'll get three things in the box: The iPad Air, a USB-C to Lightning cable, and a 20W USB-C power adapter. 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. More evidence of 4th-gen iPad Air release date, from Best Buy listing The New iPad Air Is a Glimpse of the Future Apple unveils all-new iPad Air with A14 Bionic, Apple’s most advanced chip The New iPad Air Is Pro in Everything but Name iPad Air 4 Features to Know 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 shares 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. The display is now the largest-ever iPad Air at 10.9 inches.It's got more power with the new A14 Bionic chipset that doesn't sacrifice battery life.It comes with the iOS 14 update.Touch ID is now built into the power button.Supports 2nd generation Apple Pencil. Plus, it's got everything it needs to be an iPad Pro killer (for now): More than enough power for gaming, music, and movies; digital writing and sketching; a rear camera the can shoot both slow-mo and 4k video at 1080p, a FaceTime camera, and the ridiculously light weight of just one pound. Add in 10 hours of battery life (depending on what you're doing) inside a lightweight, 100 percent recycled aluminum case and you've got a capable gem of a tablet. At a Glance: iPad Air 4 Specs and Hardware The iPad Air 4 has a lot people rethinking their iPad. The impressive internal improvements combined with a variety of software upgrades and overall look and feel of the device make it hard to resist even against bigger iPad versions. It comes with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty on parts and labor, too. 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 new iPad Air also includes the following software: App StoreBooksCalendarCameraClockContactsFaceTimeFilesFind MyHomeiTunes StoreMailMapsMeasureMessagesMusicNewsNotesPhoto BoothPhotosPodcastsRemindersSafariSiriStocksTipsTVVoice Memos Which iPad is Best For You? iPad Air Accessories You can attach a full-size Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard to the iPad Air, as well as the Apple Pencil. It's also compatible with the headphones every other manufacturer loves to emulate: Airpods. You can see all the rest of the accessories available on the Apple website. How to Connect Apple Pencil to Any iPad These Apps Let You Do More Than Draw and Write Music With the Apple Pencil Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Get the Latest Tech News Delivered Every Day Email Address Sign up There was an error. Please try again. You're in! Thanks for signing up. There was an error. Please try again. Thank you for signing up. Tell us why! 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