All-screen design with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display featuring True Tone and P3 wide color.
A14 Bionic chip featuring amazingly fast CPU and graphics performance.
Touch ID integrated into the top button.
12MP back camera with Focus Pixels and 7MP FaceTime HD camera with improved low-light performance.
Support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation).
Compatible with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio.
This iPad Air is powered by a six-core Apple A14 Bionic processor and a 16-core “Neural Engine”, has 4 GB of RAM, and is equipped with either 64 GB or 256 GB of flash storage. Other notable features include a new “Touch ID” authentication sensor built into the top button as well as support for the Apple Pencil 2nd Gen (A2051, MU8F2AM/A,
magnetic connection on the side of the device. It has a front-mounted 7 megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera that shoots up to 1080p video and a rear-mounted 12 megapixel camera that shoots up to 4K video.
The display has a 2360 x 1640 resolution, with 3.8 million pixels. It also has full lamination, p3, True Tone, and an anti-reflective coating. The laminated display means that content appears close to the screen so it feels like writing on paper when using the Apple Pencil.
The new iPad has flat edges, a design paradigm Apple introduced in the third-generation iPad Pro and also used in the iPhone 12 series.
With the move to a nearly edgeless display, it was inevitable the iPad Air 4 would need to move away from the old home-button Touch ID sensor. Perhaps to keep the bill of materials down, Apple skipped Face ID and instead opted for a Touch ID sensor in the tablet’s power button.
The Touch ID sensor sits on the top-right edge of the device while in portrait mode. The smaller sensor is just as accurate and secure as the original Touch ID, and Apple claims it was a feat of engineering to get it to work within the top button.