iPad Air features powerful technologies, such as the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A 10.5" Retina display with True Tone.¹ Support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard.² And at just one pound and 6.1mm thin, carrying all that power is effortless.
10.5" Retina display with True Tone and wide color¹
A12 Bionic chip
Touch ID fingerprint sensor and Apple Pay
8.0MP back camera, 7.0MP FaceTime HD front camera
Up to 10 hours of battery life³
Lightning connector for charging and accessories
iPadOS with intuitive multitasking, new Home screen, and all the great features of iOS 13
Apps are available on the App Store. Title availability is subject to change
¹ The display size is measured diagonally
² Accessories are sold separately. Apple Pencil (1st generation) is compatible with 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Air, iPad (6th generation), and iPad mini (5th generation)
Smart Keyboard is compatible with 10.5-inch iPad Air and 10.5-inch iPad Pro
³ Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information
I wasn't sure about which iPad to purchase but after some research I decided on the iPad Air and I'm glad I did. It's simply smooth in everything it does. During the holiday's there was not better deal than at BestBuy and I would highly recommend them both!
Purchased this for my father in law. He needs to work when traveling, but without the bulk of a laptop. The Air is a good balance of performance and cost. It has a larger screen, two gen newer processor, and more storage options (compared to the basic iPad). I have the 9.7 iPad Pro and will probably look at a newer one soon. I needed more processor and storage which is why I went with he Pro. I showed him the functions of iPad OS which includes using a mouse and USB thumb drive access. He needed to sign documents, so the ability to use the pen worked out good. The pen is good to take notes and sign documents. I would really think about whether you really need it or would use it enough. At $100.00 it is a little pricey. By the time you purchase the tablet, case, and any accessories you are adding up some $$$. See if someone you know has one and will allow you to test it out. Numbers, Pages, and Adobe Reader pretty much does what he needs. I believe Microsoft Excel, Word, etc are read only on devices 10.1 inches or larger. You have to purchase Office 365 to modify/create documents otherwise, but you may want to investigate that. The mouse cursor is a little odd (a circle) but never the less it functions pretty well. The Air also uses the lightening connector, which is the same as his phone. You will need an adaptor for the USB feature. Make sure you purchase one that has the power and USB ports. This allows you to charge it while using the USB and some USB drives; require the power to work. We also purchased a case that has a keyboard built in. It looks and functions like a laptop. Also you can quickly separate them if you only want to read with the tablet. Just compare the models and find someone that uses tablets when purchasing one. To say its a laptop replacement would depend on your needs, so again do a little research. Ask some friends what they use and or have them show you what they have. Prices can vary quite a bit from the basic iPad to the Pro models.
To be frank I never would’ve gone out to buy myself a tablet but my wife secretly purchased one for me out of nowhere and while I did grumble at the expense, I as of now (using that same iPad to type up this review) can honestly say it has been so useful to use ni place of my phone or computer when wanting to get work done or just consume media. The integration with the Apple ecosystem has also been so useful and has made so I can rely on my tablet to answer phone calls, send texts, reply to emails, browse the internet, or play games even without having to search for my phone or use my computer!
Realized my iPad Air 2 from 2014 was 5 years old. Three things about the new iPad Air as a replacement:
1. Wicked fast.
2. It is almost imperceptibly larger than my 9.7” iPad Air, but between that and the smaller bezels, the 10.5” screen is noticeably larger.
3. I also bought a new 9.7” iPad, but found it to be notably thicker than my old iPad Air 2. Definitely prefer the thinness of this device.
This is a great upgrade for anyone who had been spoiled by prior versions of the iPad Air.
About 8 years ago I was playing games on my iPad and my husband said “show me how that works”.. 3 days later he said, “get your own.. this ones mine.” So eventually I bought another one. His finally quit working so he got mine again and I bought another new one. He is 85 years young.
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is my third iPad and absolutely my favorite so far. The screen colors are brighter than ever and everything is crisp & clear. All the new tricks are here making navigating very fast and loading content in the blink of an eye. This iPad is so thin & light you won’t believe it!
I got the 256 GB so I will be able to load all my favorite apps and keep my thousands of photos, too.
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A:AnswerAll other current iPads feature Touch ID, the iPad Pros have Face ID. ... Both the iPad Pro models have bigger screens than the rest of the iPad range. That difference is no longer so stark when the new iPad Air's screen is now 10.5 inches as compared to the 11 inches of the smaller iPad Pro.
A:AnswerWiFi and unlocked means you can use it kind of like a phone and get internet places without WiFi. If you have an internet carrier like Sprint or Verizon or another carrier unlocked means you can bring it to any carrier. If you don’t plan to use it with a carrier or only plan to use it where there’s wifi you don’t really need it unlocked. I wanted unlocked and WiFi but it was more expensive so I just got WiFi and so far it’s been great for home use with my WiFi and my work place has free WiFi so it’s been perfect
A:AnswerYou only need phone service if you get wifi with cellular.
I've always get the cellular service but this time I bought wifi only, saved 200 bucks and I can use my phone as a hotspot so I can always use my iPad.
A:AnswerThis is the third generation in the Air series. The original iPad Air was followed by the iPad Air 2, which is now followed by the iPad Air. Since Apple chose not to name this model the iPad Air 3, I can understand your uncertainty, but it is the iPad Air 3rd generation.