What Updates Does the 2022 iPad Air Bring?

Apple recently launched its 5th Gen iPad Air together with the new iPhone SE. 

Perhaps, you’ve seen pictures of the new iPad Air or even the model and you couldn’t figure out any significant difference compared to its predecessor, here are all the updates that the 2022 iPad Air brings.

What Updates Does the New 5th Gen iPad Air Bring?

The 2022 iPad Air may look similar to its predecessor in appearance, it boasts of better and more impressive features and performance, which include:

An Upgraded Chipset

Against the widely spread rumour, the 2022 iPad Air comes with an upgraded version of the Apple M1 chipset and not the predicted A15 Bionic chip launched in the iPhone 13. 

The upgraded chip features a 60% boost to the CPU and up to 2x performance to the GPU compared to the previous iPad Air. This makes the new iPad Air more powerful. The 2022 iPad Air also comes with an upgraded 16-core neural engine, which improves the AI’s performance.

Improved Display

The 2022 iPad Air features a 10.9in. Liquid Retina display, True Tone, full lamination, has 3.8m Pixels, a P3 wide colour gamut, 500nits of brightness, and an anti-reflective screen coating.

New Colour Options

The iPad Air features a new colour option. While you can still get the latest iPad in Purple, Pink, Starlight, and Space Grey finishes like its predecessor, it included a new shade of Blue to its colour options.

5G Connectivity

Just like the iPad mini did, the 2022 iPad Air has also included 5G connectivity. This is good news for online streamers or heavy downloaders. The 5G connectivity gives the iPad an improved upload and download speed.

The new iPad Air also has eSIM and WiFi 6 support, giving greater flexibility for connections.

Photo: Apple

Ultra-Wide Camera With Centre-Stage Tech

Although the new iPad has the same 12MP rear camera as its predecessor, its front camera has been upgraded from 7MP wide camera to 12MP ultra-wide camera, featuring a Centre-Stage technology. Perhaps, you’re new to the technology. The Centre-Stage camera technology follows your body movement using AI and automatically pans to keep you in the frame as you move around. This is an amazing feature for FaceTime users.

Improved USB Type-C Connectivity

The performance of the USB Type-C port on the 2022 iPad Air has been improved. The new iPad Air now has 2x more data transfer speed than its predecessor – thanks to the improved port. Now, transferring large files can be done faster up to 10Gbps.

New Accessories

The 2022 iPad Air is compatible with the Smart Keyboard Folio and Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience. It is also compatible with the Apple Pencil (2nd Gen). 

Have you pre-ordered the new iPad Air or waiting for the full release? While you wait, don’t forget to get some cool accessories like covers and chargers for your iPad Air.

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