The all-new iPad Air. It's more versatile than ever. The stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with wide color lets you see photos, videos, and games in vivid, true-to-life detail.¹ It features the A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, delivering power and advanced machine learning capabilities to edit a 4K video, create a beautiful presentation, design a 3D model, and do all of these things with ease. And now with support for Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil (2nd generation)², fast, easy, and secure Touch ID and Apple Pay, a 12MP back camera and 7MP FaceTime HD camera, USB-C connector for charging and accessories, all-day battery life³, and fast Wi-Fi 6. With iPad Air you have the power to bring your ideas to life.
i was having a hard time figuring out if i should spend the extra 200 on the new ipad pro or purchase this one and as you can see i obviously chose the cheaper option. personally, i have no artistic skill or passion, so all the cool specs the M1 ipad pro has are wasted on me. i didn’t care for the improved camera either, i own the 12 pro max so if i need to take any pictures i’d preferably use that. i even own a macbook pro, i didn’t need this ipad as a laptop replacement. i simply wanted an ipad so i could read books and manga, and maybe even stream a few shows.
with my few days of experience i can say, as a first time ipad owner, that i am enjoying my choice and purchase. i’m loving the quality and all the little things i can do with the ipad air. battery life seems great and everything’s running as it should be.
the only thing that made me hesitate was the fact that the ipad air has touch id versus the ipad pro’s face id. i know we’re in a pandemic wherein having touch id is starting to seem like a better option, but since im mostly using it at home i do wish it had face id instead. i haven’t used it in public (stay inside!) but maybe ill feel more thankful for me touch id once i do. but even with this, the touch id is unquestionably fast, it even unlocks when im wearing long acrylics (with small struggle).
all in all, this was a good purchase from me.
I buy this iPad replacing my iPad 7 gen, Just something to surf the web and social media on and play the occasional game. The speakers on this thing are INCREDIBLE. So loud and full of depth, it’s great to stream music off of. Recommend this for the regular user, and with it’s new A14 Bionic processor, this thing can handle some serious multitasking for you. If you’re could not buy an iPad Pro, I recommend you consider this as an option instead, unless video editing is something you’re planning to do constantly. This iPad It has served me well so far.
I honestly wanted the newer mini to replace my old mini 2, as my intention was to use it only for light reading. However, this iPad has changed my entire classroom experience. Toggling back and fourth between my Mac and my iPad has never been easier, especially during study sessions and exams. The size is perfect, as it also fits in my book bag without feeling so cramped. It loads up pretty fast, but if you're looking to replace the iPad for a laptop. I personally wouldn't recommend it as I still use my laptop for the heavier workload.
This is my 3ard iPad in about 10 years after being off the iOS platform for a few years. It has a very nice display and the back camera is great for nice photos. Works very well. I also purchased a Targus case and a glass screen protector while at Best Buy and paid the Geek Squad to install my screen protector perfectly. It all came out great! Lots of good enhancements in iPadOS 14 and more to come in iPadOS 15!
iPad Air offers so much more than the base iPad. It's worth taking the step up if you can afford it. For the increase in price, you get a larger screen, stronger audio, faster networking, a much more powerful processor, better Apple Pencil support, and a superior build. That makes the iPad Air a good long-term investment.
Great purchase. As always Best Buy always comes through for me. My son had broke his iPad by sitting on it. The old iPad was ready to be upgraded, so I bought this so he could get back to his routine. Shipping didn’t happen same day on a Sunday, but was more then happy getting it first thing on Monday. Thank you for everything. New iPad works amazing and battery life, speed, and storage is much better then the old one. I recommend for sure!
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This is the best iPad I ever purchased. It’s better than the iPad 3rd generation I had because anytime I draw it ends up being a problem. But with this iPad I can draw and listen to music at a clearer sound.
This iPad is worth the purchase if you don’t want to splurge on a grand for an iPad because with $599 you get the same pro features at a better price.
I’ve always been a fan of Apple Products, but I’ve never owned an iPad. Recently I have gotten into digital artistry, and Procreate, which is an app for your iPad. The iPad gen 4 works fast and smoothly, and is able to handle the apps that I use to create art. I’m very happy with this purchase. Best Buy was also the only place that had the iPad in stock. I purchased it online and got it the next morning. Shipping was very fast, and my product came untouched by damage.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about usability, durability, design and performance. Editors are less positive about storage and connectivity and have mixed opinions about camera. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 98/100 = Excellent quality.
The VergeRating, 4 out of 54.0Dieter Bohn on October 21, 2020
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: take it from the ProIt costs a little more this year, but if you're going to keep it for five years, it's the one to get.
Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 54.0Henry T. Casey on September 15, 2021
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: The best tablet for most peopleOur iPad Air (2020) review shows how Apple has made one of the best tablets ever, thanks to its A14 Bionic speed and Magic Keyboard support.
Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 54.0Andrew Martonik on November 4, 2020
Apple iPad Air (2020) review: The iPad Pro for everyone elseThe iPad Air is the perfect middle-ground tablet. It's vastly nicer and more capable than the base iPad, but more reasonably priced than the iPad Pro.
A:AnsweriPadOS and the pre-installed applications take up about 10-12GB of iPad Air's storage. Some pre-installed apps can be uninstalled. The system storage will fluctuate depending on how you use the device and at times it may take up more than 12 GB of storage.
With a 64GB iPad Air, expect to get about 52GB of usable storage. With a 256GB iPad Air, expect to get about 244GB of usable storage.
A:AnswerOverall, the main difference is just how they operate. For example, take the Macbook Air vs. Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro is much better for editing, gaming, etc. The Macbook Air can still do all of those things but it will harder and slower on the computer. That is similar to these iPads. The Air will still be a good option but not as fast for high power things.