Watch: New iPad Air Unboxing Videos and First Impressions

Apple's embargo has lifted on reviews for the new iPad Air ahead of its launch on Friday. In addition to our more detailed review roundup, we've shared a handful of unboxing videos and first impressions of the device below.

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The new iPad Air via Karl Conrad

The new iPad Air features a larger 10.9-inch edge-to-edge display, a faster A14 Bionic chip, and a USB-C port instead of Lightning. It is also the first Apple device to feature Touch ID built into the power button. Pricing starts at $599 for Wi-Fi models, while cellular models start at $729, with 64GB and 256GB storage capacities available.

With its slimmer bezels, the new iPad Air looks very similar to the iPad Pro. The device is offered in five finishes: space gray, silver, rose gold, green, and sky blue.

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The new iPad Air will begin arriving to customers Friday.

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Top Rated Comments

Chris.J Avatar
16 months ago
Most of the time when I watch these unboxing videos, I have to mute audio. I can't bare those squeaky, over-exited influencer voices. I can usually spot them by their highly reflective sunglasses.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randolorian Avatar
16 months ago
I wonder why every YouTube video key frame has to have a person with a fake surprised expression on their face?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
16 months ago
not for me iPad Pro all the way, an iPad needs 120hz
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scpcmacguy Avatar
16 months ago
I do believe my MacBook Pro is an Apple Device that has Touch ID in the power button - just saying.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
imnotthewalrus Avatar
16 months ago

Most of the time when I watch these unboxing videos, I have to mute audio. I can't bare those squeaky, over-exited influencer voices. I can usually spot them by their highly reflective sunglasses.
MKBHD is always worth watching. Easily my favorite tech video blogger.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mores Avatar
16 months ago
Why is it called "edge to edge" when the screen does not actually go all the way to the edge?
By screen I mean colorful pixels. Not the glass with a 1cm black border
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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