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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

tintifax3k Avatar
42 months ago
The iPad Product Lineup is getting more confusing by the minute...
Score: 116 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Steve121178 Avatar
42 months ago
The iPad Product Lineup is getting more confusing by the minute...
iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad, iPad Mini.

Not hard to follow...
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
42 months ago
And it includes a laminated display, True-Tone display, stereo speakers and the A12 Bionic processor from the XR/XS. Nice.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Goldfrapp Avatar
42 months ago
Dated design. Rehashed.

- Apple
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spock Avatar
42 months ago
Glad to see a laminated display and a pretty good starting price.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bruinsrme Avatar
42 months ago
Boring update i want airpods
Why so you can complain about them too?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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