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Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil Support, Starts at $499

Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air with a 10.5-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip, and first-generation Apple Pencil support.


The new iPad Air is a lower-cost replacement for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which was priced from $649 prior to being discontinued today.

The new ‌iPad‌ Air is available to order on Apple.com starting today with 64GB and 256GB storage. Apple Store and reseller availability will begin next week. Prices start at $499 for Wi-Fi models and $629 for Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the United States.

Initial launch countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US.

More countries and regions will follow "soon," including Colombia, Greece, India, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.

Apple also introduced a new iPad mini with the A12 Bionic chip and first-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ support. The 9.7-inch ‌iPad‌ was not updated today.

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8 months ago
The iPad Product Lineup is getting more confusing by the minute...
Rating: 116 Votes
8 months ago

The iPad Product Lineup is getting more confusing by the minute...


iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad, iPad Mini.

Not hard to follow...
Rating: 51 Votes
8 months ago
And it includes a laminated display, True-Tone display, stereo speakers and the A12 Bionic processor from the XR/XS. Nice.
Rating: 43 Votes
8 months ago
Dated design. Rehashed.

- Apple
Rating: 35 Votes
8 months ago
Glad to see a laminated display and a pretty good starting price.
Rating: 34 Votes
8 months ago

Boring update i want airpods

Why so you can complain about them too?
Rating: 26 Votes
8 months ago

It’s the iPad Pro 10.5” with an A12


Without quad speakers and 120 Hz.
Rating: 25 Votes
8 months ago
It’s the iPad Pro 10.5” rebranded as iPad Air and upgradeed to an A12 chip
Rating: 24 Votes
8 months ago
Boring update i want airpods
Rating: 23 Votes
8 months ago

The iPad Product Lineup is getting more confusing by the minute...

Like the laptop lineup, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, now iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air. Oh, and iPad mini. What happened to the simple product matrix?
Rating: 22 Votes

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