The 10.5″ iPad Air from Apple, updated from the same one you know and love, features a few improvements to provide you with a better experience. The previous A10 Fusion chip is replaced with the A12 Bionic chip, which is more powerful and supports Neural Engine machine learning. Its 9.7″ Retina display now measures 10.5″ with a 500 cd/m² brightness rating, a 2224 x 1668 resolution, wide color coverage, True Tone technology, and an anti-glare coating. Lastly, for all content creators, the iPad Air now supports the first-generation Apple Pencil, so you can write and draw freely. Other integrated features include its front 7MP FaceTime HD camera, 8MP rear camera, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
As its name implies, the 2019 iPad Air is light and thin tablet for everyday use. However, it does pack a punch thanks to the Apple A12 chip inside it – the same found in the iPhone XS and XS Max. Among its key selling points are the support for the Apple Pencil (1st generation) and for the Apple Smart Keyboard cover. The 10.5-inch display supports Wide Colors and Apple’s True Tone technology but lacks the higher, 120Hz refresh rate of Promotion. Face ID is also missing, but you do get Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint reader for user authentication.