The Apple iPad Air 4(2020) - More Powerful Than the iPad Pros? 11

The Apple iPad Air 4(2020) – More Powerful Than the iPad Pros?

The Apple iPad Air 4 or the iPad Air 2020 is here.
If there is one thing which is common in all the iPad Air’s, it is that they all are inferior to iPad Pro in many terms, but the most significant area is in terms of Processing Power, but this year that can change, as the iPad Air 4 is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic Chip, the latest chip from Apple, and the 2020 iPad Pro is powered by the Apple A12Z Bionic chip, So there is a chance for iPad Air to Overpower the iPad Pro.

Here is a Detailed Specification Overview to the 2020 Apple iPad Air.

Apple iPad Air Specification Overview

Specifications2020 Apple iPad.
DisplayLiquid Retina display
10.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2360×1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
True Tone display
Operating SystemiPadOS 14
CPU/GPUA14 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
Neural Engine
Memory——
Storage64/256GB
Camera/Optics12MP Wide camera
ƒ/1.8 aperture
Video Recording Options4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
Selfie Camera7MP camera
ƒ/2.0 aperture
BatteryBuilt‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
SecurityTouch-ID
Headphone JackNo

Specification Details
https://www.apple.com/in/ipad-air/specs/

Design and Build Quality

There is a big difference in the Design of the 2019 Model and 2020 Model, now it has thinner bezels on the top and bottom, and the Touch-ID is integrated to the Power button on the top, But on the back, it’s still the same, there is a single camera setup on the top left corner.
The Build Quality is Excellent its made of Aluminium(Back and Frame).

Display

The 2020 iPad Air has a bigger screen as compared to the 2019 Model, it’s 10.9 inches in 2020 compared to 10.5 inches in 2019.
It has a Liquid Retina display 10.9-inch (diagonal) with LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, a native resolution of 2360×1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (PPI), and has True Tone display.
It’s the same old 60Hz display. It would have been better if it had something like a 90Hz Display.

Performance

Performance is the biggest upgrade from the 2019 model to the 2020 model, the 2020 iPad Air is powered by the new Apple A14 Bionic, the newest chip from Apple. It’s the first chip in the world to be based on 5nm architect, it’s a 6-Core CPU with 4-Core GPU and a 16‑core Neural Engine.
Honestly, as of now, we don’t know whether it will outperform the A12Z or not, but going by the specs it should at least be able to reach the A12Z level.

Memory and Storage

Apple never tells about the memory of its iPad Air it will only be known when its released and is in our hands, as for storage it has 2 options 64GB and 256GB.

Camera/Optics

Optics also has an upgrade this the 2020 model now has a 12MP lens compared to the 8MP lens on the 2019 model.
It has a Single-Camera Setup
12MP Wide camera
ƒ/1.8 aperture

Video Recording options include
4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps

For Selfies, it has a 7MP camera ƒ/2.0 aperture Lens.

Battery

It has a Built‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour Battery.

Audio

It has a Stereo speaker setup but lacks a headphone jack.

Security

It has Touch-ID integrated in the power button.

User-Interface

It’s is running on IOS 14, which is great for normal use and is also great for use as a desktop as it supports a Smart keyboard and touchpad.

Extra

It Supports 2nd generation Apple Pencil and also supports, the Smart Keyboard and Trackpad.

Apple iPad Air 4 Pricing

The iPad Air 4 Starts at ₹54,900 for the 64GB WiFi-only variant and Rs 66,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model in 64GB.

Conclusion

The 2020 iPad Air is an excellent tablet, and if the A14 Bionic turns out to at the same level as the A12Z, then it would be one of the best bang for buck tablet out there, also now it has a USB Type-C connector instead of the lightning connect so again a good thing, the only thing which people may not like is that it has a 60Hz display, Apple should have at least given a 90hz one

Early Verdict

  • Excellent SoC(First 5nm Chip, and potentially the Most powerful Mobile SoC out there)
  • Great Build Quality
  • Great Design
  • One of the Best Camera Setup for a tablet.
  • Great Display
  • Ample Amount of RAM and Storage
  • Great Battery Life
  • IOS 14
  • Great Extra(Keyboard, Mice Trackpad)
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C Connector

Visual Image Credits
https://www.apple.com/in/ipad-air/

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