Apple unveils new iPad Air with A14 Bionic chipset, refreshes entry-level iPad too

15 September 2020
The Air is a big departure from its predecessor, while the vanilla model only gets a new SoC.

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  • Jasper

Vegetaholic, 17 Sep 2020Lol, you are joke. A14 easely beats any intel midrange cpu ... moreAs always, Apple ARM chips are very fast, but that doesn't do us any good because iPads can't run real professional software, except a few tinker toys like Photoshop or video editors, which nobody in their right mind would prefer to run on an iPad.

  • vzu

this is dope

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2020CPUs for mobile are jokes compare to ones used by laptops. Lol, you are joke. A14 easely beats any intel midrange cpu on laptops :)

New king of a chipset A14. Destroys not yet announced SD875, amazing job from apple as usual :)

  • Majority

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So Ipad starts at $429, nobody is going to buy $329 version. Neat trick by apple to fool people.

My gut says Apple's 1st 5 nm SoC will have better battery life than Qualcomm's 1st 5 nm SoC.

  • Julian M

Anonymous, 16 Sep 2020A12z is stronger than A14. Apple gives to Air, Mini and... moreNot quite, the A12Z is a variant of the A12X used the previous year, however the A13 is already 30% faster than the A12 - so an A14 is somewhere above it as well.

It's just odd how Apple updates the iPad Air with the latest A* chip but leaves the iPad Pro behind (a premium pro product that's now slower than a premium consumer device).

ASUS ROG Phone 3, 16 Sep 2020Almost too many similar yet redundant devices, iPad, iPad A... moreWhat do you mean by redundant? I see a lot of iPad and MacBook users around me.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Sep 2020Need suggestions for ipad 8th gen. i am student and my budg... moreIpad 8 is just the ipad 7 with better cpu. Everything is same.
Ipad 7 is just ipad 6 with bigger screen. Rest is equal.

Honestly, buy ipad 6 128GB and save some money.

  • Anonymous

Yronk, 16 Sep 2020So actually ipad pro is still more valuable than ipad air e... moreA12z is stronger than A14.

Apple gives to Air, Mini and regular ipad same cpu from iphones.
While Pro has its own category of chips.

medoo, 16 Sep 2020how much is the screen refresh rate for Ipad air??60Hz.

  • medoo

how much is the screen refresh rate for Ipad air??

Almost too many similar yet redundant devices, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro....

  • Yronk

So actually ipad pro is still more valuable than ipad air even though chipset is older

C'mon now. Kill.the 32GB already. Start from 128 GB. Imagine the limitations when you buy a 32GB tablet. Horrible!

Definitely tempted with the new A14 chipset, but the omission of 3.5mm audio jack in the new iPad Air is a turn off for me considering that this is a tablet. Since the vanilla iPad also ditch Lighting for the USB-C port and still retain the audio jack port, that will be the one I go for.

GregLu, 16 Sep 2020The colour are nice ... But the base storage for the price ... moreFor a tablet without a microSD expansion slot, it should have 128GB as the base storage. Even 64GB is not that enough.

  • Anonymous

Need suggestions for ipad 8th gen. i am student and my budget is 350$. Is it worth to buy? I need tab for education and otts. Is 32 gb sufficient for that? iPad supportS hd or fhd from Netflix and amazon?

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2020CPUs for mobile are jokes compare to ones used by laptops. Apple: Hold my A14X.