Apple 10.9" iPad Air with M1 Chip (5th Gen, 64GB, Wi-Fi + 5G, Pink)

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Apple 10.9" iPad Air with M1 Chip (5th Gen, 64GB, Wi-Fi + 5G, Pink)
Key Features
  • Apple M1 8-Core CPU
  • 8-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine
  • 10.9" Liquid Retina Display
  • 2360 x 1640 Screen Resolution (264 ppi)
Now featuring the powerful Apple M1 chip, the 10.9" iPad Air from Apple delivers incredible performance to run the most demanding apps and workflows, all while still maintaining power efficiency and all-day battery life. Compared to the previous generation iPad Air, the iPad Air with the M1 8-core chip delivers up to 60 percent faster performance, while the 8-core GPU provides up to twice the performance. Along with the CPU and GPU, the M1 chip also features a 16-core Neural Engine that can power machine learning functions, allowing for next-level experiences. Whether you're editing multiple 4K video streams, playing graphics-intensive games, redesigning your room in 3D, or using augmented reality (AR), the iPad Air can handle it all.
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Apple iPad Air 10.9" Early 2022 5th Gen Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Apple M1 Chip
  • 3Faster Performance and Graphics
  • 4Liquid Retina Display
  • 5Apple Pencil
  • 6Touch ID
  • 7USB Type-C
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Now featuring the powerful Apple M1 chip, the 10.9" iPad Air from Apple delivers incredible performance to run the most demanding apps and workflows, all while still maintaining power efficiency and all-day battery life. Compared to the previous generation iPad Air, the iPad Air with the M1 8-core chip delivers up to 60 percent faster performance, while the 8-core GPU provides up to twice the performance. Along with the CPU and GPU, the M1 chip also features a 16-core Neural Engine that can power machine learning functions, allowing for next-level experiences. Whether you're editing multiple 4K video streams, playing graphics-intensive games, redesigning your room in 3D, or using augmented reality (AR), the iPad Air can handle it all.

The iPad Air also features a 10.9" Liquid Retina Display with a 2360 x 1640 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). The Liquid Retina Display still has all the features you expect, such as P3 wide color gamut coverage, True Tone, anti-reflective and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coatings, 500 nits of brightness, and support for the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil (sold separately).

Enjoy Center Stage on this iPad Air, thanks to the Ultra Wide 12MP front camera. Center Stage automatically pans to keep everyone in view as they move around. When others join in, the camera automatically detects them and smoothly zooms out to include them in the frame, allowing for a more engaging FaceTime experience. The rear Wide 12MP camera can record 4K video and take sharp photos.

For connectivity, the iPad Air features dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0. The iPad Air also supports 5G mobile broadband, allowing you to connect from anywhere you get a signal from the carrier of your choice (data plans sold separately). Apple has updated the USB Type-C port to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard, allowing for speeds of up to 10 Gb/s. Touch ID is integrated into the top button. Touch ID uses your fingerprint to provide a safe and secure way to unlock your iPad Air as well as log into apps and use Apple Pay.

This iPad Air comes preloaded with iPadOS. Please check your device settings for the latest available update.

Apple M1 Chip
Now with the M1 chip, the iPad Air can take full advantage of next-level performance and custom technologies, like the advanced image signal processor and unified memory architecture of M1. And with the incredible power efficiency of M1, iPad Air is still thin and light with all-day battery life of up to 9 hours, making it as portable as it is powerful.
Faster Performance and Graphics
The 8-core CPU of M1 delivers up to 60% faster performance. And M1 has an 8-core GPU in a class of its own, providing up to 2x faster graphics performance to the iPad Air. So you can build intricate AR models, play games with console-quality graphics at high frame rates, and more.
Liquid Retina Display
The iPad Air has a 10.9" Liquid Retina Display with a 2360 x 1640 resolution and P3 wide color gamut coverage for vivid colors. It also has True Tone, 500 nits of brightness, and an anti-glare coating for better viewing. True Tone optimizes the white balance of the display to best fit your ambient light, so it's easy on the eyes. The screen supports the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil.
Apple Pencil
Supporting the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil (sold separately), the iPad Air lets you write and draw freely as if you had a pen and paper.
Touch ID
The Touch ID sensor is now integrated into the top button. The Touch ID sensor is a safe and secure way to unlock your iPad Air, log into apps, and use Apple Pay.
USB Type-C
The USB Type-C connector has replaced the Lightning connector as a one-cable solution for a wide variety of connectivity options. It supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.
UPC: 194252806500

Apple iPad Air 10.9" Early 2022 5th Gen Specs

Operating SystemiPadOS
Performance
CPU ArchitectureArm
ProcessorApple M1
CPUPerformance Quad-Core
Efficiency Quad-Core
CoprocessorNeural/AI
GPUApple (8-Core)
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer (Altimeter), Gyroscope
Total Installed Memory8 GB
Display
Panel TypeIPS-Type LCD
Size10.9"
Aspect Ratio4:3
Resolution2360 x 1640
Maximum Brightness500 cd/m2
Pixel Density264 ppi
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity64 GB
Solid State StorageUnspecified Flash
Media/Memory Card SlotNone
I/O
USB Type-C1 x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
AudioNone
Built-In Speakers2
Built-In Microphones2
Communications
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth5.0
SIM Card Size1 x Nano
GSM 3G/3.5GUMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTELTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 Bands
5G NRn1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79 Bands
NFCNo
Camera System
Camera SystemFront
12 MP Sensor with a f/2.4 Lens (122° FoV)
Rear
12 MP Sensor with a f/1.8 Lens
Camera FlashNone
Focus TypeRear: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Video RecordingFront
1080p at up to 60 fps
Rear
UHD 4K at up to 60 fps
1080p at up to 60 fps (240 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
720p
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Capacity28.6 Wh
Estimated Battery Life9 Hours
General
Power Supply20 W with USB-C
Pointing DeviceTouchscreen
SecurityFingerprint Reader
Operating Temperature32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95% (Non-Condensing)
Dimensions9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28" / 24.87 x 17.96 x 0.71 cm
Weight1 lb / 462 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.5 x 7.4 x 2"

Apple iPad Air 10.9" Early 2022 5th Gen Reviews

Top Notch Performance

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-19

I was originally going to get an iPad Pro 11" with an M1 processor, but then the new Air came out with the M1. If you don't need large storage on your iPad, then why spend more for the Pro. I use it for graphic design and digital art, and it easily handles Photoshop, Procreate and Illustrator like the Pro I used to have. I have some issues with Apple, but not about this iPad.

Laptop Replacement

By Timothy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

I bought the iPad as a laptop replacement in conjunction with the Logitech keyboard case. So far it has exceeded my expectations as far as replacing my laptop with so many more capabilities.

Excellent Product and Great Customer Service

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-26

B&H always ships fast and has great customer service. Always my first place to shop.

Solid tablet

By Gregory
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-22

Have only had it for one week, but it's snappy, thin, lite, and fast. Battery life it a slight disappointment however, not much better than my 2019 iPad with its waning battery. Screen is superior to 2019 iPad, and bump up to 10.9 inches is noticable. At least one old app from EA will not run on it, though, will try to run that down.

Great IPad

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

Very pleased with this ipad. A lot faster than my older gen 3

I think I am going to love it

By Frances
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

This is my first IPAD. I traded up from a Kindle Fire HD. There is a learning curve that I am currently on but I believe once I have learned more, I will love this. It is quick/responsive and should meet my needs for a long time. I'm looking forward to using it with my embroidery machine/designs.

Fast, future proof

By jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

Very quick delivery. M1 chip so it's future proof AND fast. Exactly as described.

As usual, Apple does not disappoint

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-30

This ipad is very fast. The larger size is also appreciated. Wish it came in a 128 size, not just 64 or 256.

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