2024 iPad Air: Release Date, Price, Specs, and Updates

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The M2 chip-powered iPad Air 2024, which is now available in a bigger size, was announced by Apple. Yes, there are now two models available: the 11-inch and the 13-inch.

Along with faster Wi-Fi 6E, four color options, and a new front camera positioning in landscape mode are also included. Everything you need to know about what could be the greatest tablet available for most people is provided here.

iPad Air 2024 Cheat Sheet

📅 Announcement Date: May 7

🛒 Release: Pre-orders available from May 7, with release next week

💰 Rumored Prices: $599 for 11-inch, $799 for 13-inch

🖥️ Display Options: Choose between 11-inch or 13-inch display

💡 Specs: Powered by the Apple M2 chip

Stay tuned for the latest updates!

iPad Air 2024: Release Date & Price Revealed

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The new iPad Air goes on sale the next week after being on pre-order on May 7. The starting price for the 11-inch iPad Air 2024 is $599, while the 13-inch variant is $799.

With 128GB of initial capacity and up to 1TB of total storage, you now have twice as much. The iPad Air is also available in 256GB and 512GB capacities.


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Features 11-inch iPad Air 13-inch iPad Air
Price from $599 from $799
Display 11-inch LED (2360 x 1640 pixels) 13-inch LED (2732 x 2048 pixels)
Colors Blue, Purple, Starlight, Space Gray Blue, Purple, Starlight, Space Gray
Chip M2 M2
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Cameras 12MP front landscape, 12MP rear 12MP front landscape, 12MP rear
Wireless Wi-Fi 6E, 5G Wi-Fi 6E, 5G
Size 9.7 x 7 x 0.24 inches 11.04 x 8.5 x 0.24 inches
Weight 1.02 pounds 1.36 pounds

iPad Air 2024: Design & Colors

The iPad Air 5 (pictured above) is a sleek and elegant tablet. (Image credit: Apple)

While the iPad Air 2024 and the preceding generation have a similar appearance, there are several notable design changes. The most notable is the addition of a landscape webcam, which will facilitate video chats while used the Magic Keyboard and iPad Air in laptop mode.

You also get a Touch ID button for logging in and speakers that play stereo audio in the landscape orientation. There are four color options for the iPad Air: space gray, starlight, blue, and purple.

iPad Air 2024: Performance Overview

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Apple claims that the M2 chip in the iPad Air 2024 is 50% quicker than the M1 chip on the iPad Air. Also, compared to the previous iPad Air with the A12 Bionic processor, you may anticipate up to three times quicker performance.

Moreover, the new iPad Air has 128GB of storage (up to 1TB), 5G connection, and quicker Wi-Fi 6E.

The M2 processor can perform AI functions like Visual Lookup and Subject Lift in iPadOS and run graphically demanding games like Assassin's Creed Mirage. Moreover, you may use programs like Photomator to automatically improve your photos faster.

iPad Air 2024: Accessories Overview

The iPad Air is compatible with the standard Apple Pencil USB-C ($79) and the new Apple Pencil Pro ($129). And if you want a laptop-like experience, you can add a Magic Keyboard for $299.

iPad Air 2024: Future Prospects

While the new iPad Pro offers significant advancements, the iPad Air appears to be a solid option for anyone seeking Pro-level performance at a cheaper cost. The bigger 13-inch model is the one that has us the most thrilled. Watch this space for our complete evaluation.

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