As we reported before, Apple held an announcement event, and one of the products the company showcased was the fourth generation iPad Air. In many ways it overshadows the standard, eighth generation standard iPad. And in many ways, it feels like it has turned into an iPad Pro variant in all but name.
To start, the iPad Air 4 has gotten the blockier design that the iPad Pro has. This means quite a number of things, but the most obvious one is the lack of the home button. Though this doesn’t mean it loses TouchID, as Apple has integrated it into the power button. Also, it comes with a USB-C charging port.
The screen in the iPad Air 4 is a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. And now, it gets stereo speakers when you hold the tablet in landscape orientation.
Making use of the iPad Pro design also allows the iPad Air 4 the ability to use the Apple Pencil in the same way as the Pro variants. This means being able to attach the Pencil to its side magnetically for pairing, charging and storage.
On the inside, the iPad Air 4 makes use of the latest 5nm A14 chip. This gives the tablet up to 40% better performance while also having better efficiency. It also has WiFi 6 connectivity, and a battery life of 10 hours, though Apple did not provide a figure for the actual capacity.
The Apple iPad Air 4 comes with two storage capacity options, 64GB and 256GB. These are priced locally at RM2599 and RM3249, respectively. You can also choose to get the model that can connect to the internet via mobile data. There’s a RM550 premium for these LTE models, regardless of storage option. As for availability, the company did not give a specific date beyond next month.