Product Review for Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Space Gray (Latest Model)

This Apple iPad Air earns its price tag with the latest in hardware and software upgrades. The new iPad Air has the potential to replace my Macbook, If I were ever so bold into seriously contemplating the idea. With its seamless integrated operating system and redesigned fictionality. If I finally decide to live that minimalist lifestyle I dream, this would be my laptop. 

Here are the specifications of this iPad for all my tech geeks. 

Capacity
  • 64GB
Size and Weight
  • 9.8 inches
  • 6.8 inches
  • 0.24 inch

Wi-Fi models

  • 1.0 pound (456 grams)

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • 1.02 pounds (464 grams)
In the Box
  • iPad Air
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
Display
  • 10.5″Retina display
  • 10.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2224-by-1668 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil
Chip
  • A12 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Neural Engine
  • Embedded M12 coprocessor
Camera
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Live Photos
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Autofocus
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Timer mode
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Photo geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Slo‑mo (240 fps)
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Video image stabilization
  • 3x video zoom
  • Video geotagging
FaceTime HD Camera
  • 7-megapixel photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Retina Flash
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Backside illumination
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Video Calling
  • FaceTime video
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Audio Calling
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Speakers

Stereo speakers

Microphones

Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording

Cellular and Wireless

All models

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM
SIM Card
  • Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM)
  • eSIM

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • Built‑in GPS/GNSS
  • Cellular
Sensors
  • Touch ID
  • Three‐axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Touch ID
  • Unlock iPad
  • Secure personal data within apps
  • Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books
Apple Pay
  • Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within apps and on the web
  • Send and receive money in Messages
Siri
  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Get proactive suggestions
  • Use hands-free
  • Listen and identify songs
Power and Battery

All models

  • Built‐in 30.2‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
Operating System

iPadOS

iPadOS comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad Air. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can create and do amazing things. 

I bought this iPad Air as a replacement for my son because he has been enduring the torture of using my old iPad, but found myself enjoying it more when he wasn’t using it which is not often, but having it as a lighter laptop replace my really appeals to me thinking of buying another one just for my business.

This newer version is the most recent releases from the new iPad Air family. I decided to make the purchase when I handled it during the demo in the Apple stores and loved it immediately. I am still a little apprehensive about my son using it because its so light weight, but I bought a case for it which I will be reviewing coming soon. 

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