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iPad Air 4 2020
iPad Air 4 2020

Apple release its new monster gadget few days back on its Apple event 15th September,2020.They described it as the most powerful iPad Air ever. Declared its larger screen, improved camera and also Touch ID, A14 processor and audio upgrades.This is the fourth generation of Apple’s mid-range ‘iPad Air’ line, and it’s a family Apple didn’t seem to know what to do with, as the iPad Air 3 was just a bigger version of the entry-level iPad in many ways. The iPad Air 4 2020 has lots in common with the iPad Pro (2020) models, so it seems Apple has a plan for the Airs.

The iPad Air now has a larger 10.9in display (up from 10.5in), new 12MP rear camera, and also a Touch ID sensor built into the on/off switch.

No more Home button!There are now five different colour finishes with Green and Sky Blue joining Space Grey, Rose Gold and Silver.The new Air also features a USB-C port rather than a Lightning port.From specs and features to pricing, we’ve got covered all the details you need to know.iPad Air does more than a computer in simpler, more magical ways. And now with more features and capabilities, it’s more versatile than ever.iPad has great apps you’ll use every day. Like Photos, Messages, Safari, Mail, Calendar and more. It also comes with great productivity apps like Pages and Keynote, and runs familiar apps like Microsoft Word and also the Adobe Photoshop CC.


DatesAnnouncement Date15th September,2020
Release DateOctober,2020
BodySize247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 in)
Weight458 g (Wi-Fi) / 460 g (3G/LTE) (1.01 lb)
Built withGlass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIM SupportedNano-SIM, eSIM
ColoursSpace Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue
Home buttonNo
DisplayDisplay Type Liquid Retina IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size10.9 inches, 359.2 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1640 x 2360 pixels (~264 ppi density)
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Wide color gamut
500 nits typ. brightness
Prices64GB, Wi-Fi£579/$599
256GB, Wi-Fi£729/$749
64GB, cellular£709/$729
256GB, cellular£859/$879
Charging and BatteryCharging PortUSB-C
Battery Upto 10 hours
Battery Type Li-Po, non-removable (28.6 Wh)
SoftwareOSiPadOS 14
ChipsetApple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)
MemoryCard SlotNo
Internal64GB, 256GB
CameraMain Camera12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Camera featuresHDR
Main Camera Video4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera7 MP, f/2.0, 31mm (standard)
Selfie Video1080p@30/60fps
Audio and SoundLoudpseakerStereo Speakers
With 3.5mm jack?
CommsWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band,also hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, EDR
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
USB TypeType-C 1.0 reversible connector; magnetic connector
SensorsSensorsFingerprint (top-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
 Siri natural language commands and also dictation
CompatibilityCompatible withMagic Keyboard,Apple Pencil,Touch -ID
Neural EngineNeural Engine16 Core

Release Date and Availability

The iPad Air (2020) was announced on Apple’s 15 September Time Flies event. Unlike other products such as the Apple Watch SE, however, it isn’t available for pre-order right now. It probably have an October launch.

Prices :

  • iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £579/$599
  • Air 2020 (256GB, Wi-Fi): £729/$749
  • iPad Air 2020 (64GB, cellular): £709/$729
  • Air 2020 (256GB, cellular): £859/$879

Worth noting that these prices are considerably higher than the equivalents for the last Air: at least £100/$100 higher in each case. The Air 2019 also somewhat started at £479/$499.

iPad Air 2020 design and display:

iPad Air 2020

With iPad, you get what you need from a computer, also with many incredible things you’d never expect from one. 

  •  A flat edge- slim bezels around the edge.
  • An all-screen display
  • Single rear camera
  • Some subtle edge buttons –Also It looks a lot like an iPad Pro
  •  No Home button
  • Also,there’s a fingerprint sensor built into the top button.
  • USB-C Charging type .
  • The screen uses Apples Liquid Retina display tech, which is a fancy form of LCD.

iPad Air 4 ports

iPad Air 4 2020

The iPad Air 4 ditches Apple’s Lightning port for USB-C, so you can charge it with the same cable you charge your MacBook.

Apple is including a 20W USB-C charging brick. USB-C, Apple said, will allow for 10x faster data transfer than Lightning afforded.

The iPad Air 4 also has Apple’s Smart Connector, which it uses to connect to the Magic Keyboard accessory.

iPad Air 4 battery life

The iPad Air 4 looks to go all day long. Apple quotes the iPad Air 4’s 28.6-watt-hour battery as capable of lasting up to 10 hours when you’re watching video or surfing the web on Wi-Fi, and 9 hours if you’re on cellular.

 With A14 Bionic

With A14 Bionic, you have the power to bring your ideas and also the fun and creativity to life. Shoot a 4K video, then edit it right on iPad Air. Also, you can use the second‑generation Apple Pencil to paint and illustrate with dynamic brushes and subtle shading. And with the enhanced graphics and also machine learning performance of A14 Bionic, you can unlock new creative possibilities with photo editing, music creation and more.

iPad features advanced, Apple‑designed chips that transform how you experience photos, gaming and augmented reality. They also make iPad powerful enough to handle the apps you use every day, whether you’re using Microsoft Office for a work assignment or Adobe Photoshop CC for a creative project.

Easy to take notes with Apple Pencil:

iPad Air 4 2020

The iPad Air 4 works with the Magic Keyboard and also with the second-generation Apple Pencil – that makes it the first tablet outside the Apple Pro range to use this newer stylus. With Apple Pencil, you can easily take notes, organise your thoughts and also mark up screenshots, email and more. And with iPadOS 14, your handwriting becomes as powerful as typed text. Convert your sketches into perfect shapes, turn handwritten notes into typed text and also write in any text field with Scribble.

iPad Air 4 2020

Compatible with Smart Keyboard:

With the incredible versatility of iPad Air, you can work any way you want. Use the Smart Keyboard Folio, or attach the Magic Keyboard for responsive typing and a built‑in trackpad. It’s perfect for the things you need to do, like sending an email. Also the things you want to do, like writing a short story. And with all‑day battery life, iPad Air is ready to work for as long as you need it.

Smart Keyboard

10.9 Inch Screen

The most obvious boost to the Air’s specs list is its larger screen: it’s up to 10.9in, compared to 10.5in in the 2019 model. Enabled by the removal of the Home button, so you don’t have to put up with a less portable device to get that extra screen space.

10.9 inch screen

The pixel density is at 264ppi, but because it’s across a larger area the resolution is higher: 2360 x 1640, up from 2224 x 1668. And there’s no ProMotion.

iPad Air 4 audio

The iPad Air 4 has a pair of stereo speakers, which should sound great — just not as great as the iPad Pro’s quad speaker setup. That being said, the sound in Apple’s iPads has never really disappointed us in the past, and also we don’t think that would start today.

iPad Air 4 cameras

iPad Air Cameras

Cameras in a tablet never seemed to be that fascinating.

The rear 12MP camera is a wide-angle lens that’s also seen in the iPad Pro, where it’s used for 4K video and high-res photos. Your shots should look great, also thanks to Apple’s Focus Pixels for autofocus and tap to focus. Video capture is available at 4K (from 24 to 60 fps), 1080p (at 30 and 60 fps) and in slo-mo, at 1080p and 120 & 240 fps.

The 7MP FaceTime HD camera in the front of the iPad Air 4 offers auto image stabilization for smoother calls and selfies, as well as Wide color capture for both photos and Apple’s own Live Photos.

iPad Air 4 battery life

The iPad Air 4 looks to go all day long. Apple quotes the iPad Air 4’s 28.6-watt-hour battery as capable of lasting up to 10 hours when you’re watching video or surfing the web on Wi-Fi, and 9 hours if you’re on cellular.


iPad Air 4 colours

For the first time, Apple has also made the new iPad Air available in five colors. As well as the usual silver and grey, there’s green, pink (rose gold) and blue.

iPad Air 4 have a Home button?

There is no longer a Home button on the iPad Air, meaning that you’ll need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to exit an app, just like you do on iPhones with Face ID or the iPad Pro. You could also swipe up with three fingers on a trackpad that you have connected to your iPad Air.

Touch -ID Compatible?


Yes.Hopefully,the iPad Air 4 still uses Touch ID.Apple has taken the step of creating its first new type of Touch ID sensor since it introduced Touch ID to its Mac laptops a few years ago. No longer on a Home button, but Touch ID is now found in the sleep/wake button on the iPad Air 4. While thinner, Apple claims that it’s just as secure as the older sensor.

Neural Engine

The A14 Bionic includes a 16-core Neural Engine that’s twice as fast and can perform up to 11 trillion operations for second for faster than ever machine learning capabilities. There are also second-generation machine learning accelerators in the CPU for 10 times faster machine learning calculations.

With the A14 chip with updated GPU and also the Neural Engine, Apple says that the new iPad will be capable of powerful new on-device experiences for image recognition, natural language learning, also motion analysis, and more.

WiFi 6 and Bluetooth Support

The 2020 iPad Air supports WiFi 6, otherwise known as 802.11ax. The updated standard offers faster speeds, improved network capacity, better power efficiency, lower latency, and upgraded connectivity when there are multiple WiFi devices in the same area.

WiFi 6 devices also support WPA3, which is a security protocol that offers improved cryptographic strength. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0.Your stuff is safe. That’s because iPad comes with advanced security features like Face ID or Touch ID for secure authentication. The authentication data is encrypted and also protected by the Secure Enclave on your device, not stored on Apple servers or backed up to iCloud. iPadOS also has features like Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari, which helps protect against websites collecting your personal data.

Whats new-The Improvements ?

  • The display is now rated as Liquid Retina rather than just Retina. That’s mainly a marketing term, to be honest, but we assume this is to indicate the slightly larger size and number of onscreen pixels. In most other respects the screen is the same as last year.
  • Audio (still based on two speakers) now gets landscape mode.
  • Live Photos also now gets stabilisation.
  • The new Air gets Wi‑Fi 6 (adding 802.11ax), with claimed top speeds up from 866Mbps to 1.2Gbps.
  • Gigabit-class LTE increased from 28 to 30 bands.

iPad Air 4-The Final Outlook

At $599, the iPad Air 4 is a notable $100 more than its predecessor, but Apple seems to have made it more than worth it. The much-faster A14 Bionic chip and also the super-bright Liquid Retina display should make for much improved performance in demanding apps and also better video watching. iPad is incredibly thin and also light you can carry it with you everywhere. 

Even better, though, is the iPad Air 4’s support for the optional Apple Pencil 2 and Magic Keyboard are big boons for folks not looking to spend all the money it takes to get the iPad Pro. This mid-range iPad may be your affordable pick, for offering just enough for a great experience while not costing too much. Like every Apple product, iPad Air was also designed with privacy and security in mind.  

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