Although, we are paying so much the year before 2020 for iPads which are quite expensive till the date. So, this time Apple brought the Apple iPad Air (2020) – The Replacement of iPad Pro which we now pay less than the Pro versions. But its performance is nearly equal to the Pro version since it has got the new A14 Bionic chipset.
So, let’s see what this year’s Apple iPad Air (2020) – The Replacement of iPad Pro has to offer us.
Hence, the specification we get this year are as follows:
CELLULAR AND WIRELESS:
In this case, it is available for all models:
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0 technology
Wi-Fi + Cellular models:
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71)4
Finally, Announced: 2020, September 15
Status: Coming soon. Accordingly, Apple Expected release date is 2020, October
Similarly, the body we get this year:
Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm (9.74 x 7 x 0.24 in)
Weight: 458 g/1.0 pounds (Wi-Fi) / 460 g/1.01 pounds (Wi-fi + Cellular models)
Build: Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
Color: Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green, and Sky Blue
SIM: Nano-SIM, eSIM
Stylus (Apple Pencil) support
Furthermore, the display we get this year is:
Type: Liquid Retina IPS LED-backlit Multi-Touch capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 10.9 inches (diagonal)
Resolution: 2360 x 1640 pixels, (~264 PPI density)
Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Other features: Wide color display (P3), True Tone display, Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, 1.8% reflectivity
Likewise, it uses the latest iOS.
OS: iPadOS 14
Chipset: Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) with 64-bit architecture
GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Together with, we get two memory variants.
Card slot: No
Internal: 64GB, 256GB
Consequently, the camera is just OK.
Single: 12 MP Wide camera, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Features: HDR, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR ﬁlter, Backside illumination sensor, Live Photos with stabilization, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Panorama (up to 63MP), Exposure control, Noise reduction, Smart HDR for photos, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode, Timer mode, Photo geotagging, Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video: 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
Features: Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), Continuous autofocus video, Noise reduction, Take 8MP still photos while recording 4K video, Playback zoom, Video geotagging, Video formats captured: HEVC and H.264
Similarly, the front camera is also OK.
Single: 7 MP, f/2.0, 31mm (standard)
Features: HDR, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Smart HDR, Retina Flash, Backside illumination sensor, Auto image stabilization, Burst mode, Exposure control, Timer mode,
For the most part, the sound quality is better.
Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack: No
Furthermore, other communications features are:
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
In addition, we get newly added features this year.
Sensors: Fingerprint (top-mounted), accelerometer, Three-axis gyro, compass, barometer
Siri natural language commands and dictation
Ambient light sensor
Accessibility: Likewise, accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad. Similarly, with built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.
So, accessibility Features include: Voice Control, VoiceOver, Zoom, Magnifier, Siri and Dictation, Switch Control, Closed Captions, AssistiveTouch, Speak Screen
Since language is also an important part, we get these languages this year.
English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Generally, the battery we get this year is good.
Type: Li-Po, non-removable (28.6 Watt-hour) rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Talk time: Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video
Charging via power adapter or USB-C to the computer system
Wi-Fi + Cellular models: Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network
Likewise, we get two model variants.
Models: A2324, A2072
Particularly, this year Apple gave us a huge surprise in its pricing. Above all, with its A14 Bionic chipset and other features this year, we can really say it is affordable. Starting from $599, About 640 EUR it is finally affordable.
3. Chipset Benchmark
Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm) scores much better than its predecessors. As a result, it scores pretty well according to antutu benchmark from the chipset on iPhone 12. Although, the comparison of A14 with A 12 Bionic is a huge difference in performance.
In conclusion, Apple brought us a very affordable device. Now people out there in the market can finally get features of iPad Pro with the new Apple iPad Air (2020) – The Replacement of iPad Pro with budget pricing. So, all of the gadget enthusiasts who are waiting for Apple products to be sold at low prices can finally get the hand on to the new Apple iPad Air (2020) – The Replacement of iPad Pro.
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