Apple Refreshes iPad Mini and Launches 10.5″ iPad Air
Ron Perillo / 4 months ago
A Quiet Launch for Apple
Tech giant Apple has rolled out two new additions to their iPad lineup. Unusually, they have also done so without much hype or pre-announcements before hand. Taking cues from Beyonce with her last album release.
The new iPads bring about significant improvements over previous units. The first is a 10.5″ iPad Air which boasts a 70% performance boost in comparison to its predecessor. This is due to its A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, complementing the 20% larger screen. Furthermore, this display is now also compatible with first-gen Apple Pencils.
The second product release is a 7.9″ iPad Mini refresh. Internally, it shares the same specs as the iPad Air and also supports Apple Pencil. Additionally, it also has a 25% brighter screen than previous iPad Minis. This also makes it the smallest iPad to do so. CEO Tim Cook seems to be proud of this change and has even tweeted a photo in promotion on his own account.
Both tablets have a laminated display, which brings the surface glass and screen closer for improved visibility. Improving upon the design of entry-level iPads. Both do not come with FaceID. However, they both have Home buttons.
How Much are these New iPad Products?
The iPad Mini starts at £399, although there is a WiFi+Cellular model for £519. The larger 10.5” iPad Air costs £479, with the WiFi+Cellular model available for £599. Both are available in either Silver, Space Gray, and Gold Colour options with either 64GB or 256GB storage.
For more information, read the official press release from Apple Newsroom.