Apple has just announced the addition of two new iPads to their fleet of iPad tablets. These new iPads compliment the monstrous iPad Pros launched late last year with the introduction of a 7.9-inch compact table as well as a 10.5-inch table for folks who can’t make it to the iPad Pros.
The new iPad Air is powered by Apple’s beastly A12 Bionic SoC. The device features Apple’s new neural engine and comes in a 10.5-inch display flanked by year-old bezels. Both, the iPad Air and iPad Mini re-introduce TouchID sensors to rejunivate Apple’s classy curved design.
Both of the iPads feature support for Apple’s 1st-gen Apple Pencil and do seem to feature last-gen camera hardware. On the front, we’re looking at a 7MP selfie camera. While the back of the tablet houses an 8MP sensor. Both, the iPad Air and iPad Mini shoot video at up to 1080p and do have the capabilities of enabling AR for the curiosity seekers. Nothing else about the iPads have changed since their last launch except for the aforementioned new SoC and feature set.
Both devices would run on the latest version of iOS 12 and thanks to the updates hardware, would continue to get major updates for the years to come.
The iPad Mini is said to retail for $399 in the US and would be sold alongside the iPad Air and iPad Pros on Apple’s website and Apple Store. Cellular options for the iPad Mini are also available, lying in the $529 range if you’re planning to go with 64GB of internal storage. If you’re curious about the new iPad Air, you could pick the iPad Air for as low as $499 along with an addition of a cellular edition for $629. Storage options for both of the devices lie in the 64GB and 256GB range. And in classy Apple fashion, both, the iPad Air and iPad Mini would come in silver, space grey and gold finishes.