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

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Apple 10.9" iPad Air with M1 Chip (5th Gen, 64GB, Wi-Fi + 5G, Purple)
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: 194252834800

Apple iPad Air 10.9" Early 2022 5th Gen Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
iPadOS
Processor
Apple M1
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Display Size
10.9"
Total Installed Capacity
64 GB
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.0
Cellular Support
5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G GSM via Nano-SIM
5G Bands: n1 / n2 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n12 / n20 / n25 / n28 / n29 / n30 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n48 / n66 / n71 / n77 / n78 / n79
4G Bands: 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
Camera System
Front
12 MP Sensor with a f/2.4 Lens (122° FoV)
Rear
12 MP Sensor with a f/1.8 Lens
Performance
Processor
Apple M1
CPU
8-Core: 
Performance (4 Cores)
Efficiency (4 Cores)
GPU
Apple (8-Core)
Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer (Altimeter), Gyroscope
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Display
Panel Type
IPS-Type LCD
Display Size
10.9"
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Resolution
2360 x 1640
Maximum Brightness
500 nits / cd/m2
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
264 ppi
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity
64 GB
Solid State Storage
Unspecified Flash
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Inputs / Outputs
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
Audio I/O
No
Built-In Speakers
2
Built-In Microphones
2
Communications
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.0
Cellular Support
5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G GSM via Nano-SIM
5G Bands: n1 / n2 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n12 / n20 / n25 / n28 / n29 / n30 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n48 / n66 / n71 / n77 / n78 / n79
4G Bands: 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
NFC
No
Camera System
Camera System
Front
12 MP Sensor with a f/2.4 Lens (122° FoV)
Rear
12 MP Sensor with a f/1.8 Lens
Camera Flash
No
Focus Type
Rear: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Video Recording
Front
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 Chemistry
Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Capacity
28.6 Wh
Estimated Battery Life
9 Hours
General
Power Supply
20 W with USB-C
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Operating Temperature
32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
5 to 95% ()
Dimensions
9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28" / 24.87 x 17.96 x 0.71 cm
Weight
1 lb / 462 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.89 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.2 x 7.7 x 2"

Apple iPad Air 10.9" Early 2022 5th Gen Reviews

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Is it work with SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card ...

Is it work with SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card reader?
Asked by: Alexander
The Apple 10.9" iPad Air with M1 Chip (5th Gen, 64GB, Wi-Fi + 5G, Space Gray) will work with the SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card USB Type-C Reader.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-04-16

Is there a pen that you can use w/ this??

Is there a pen that you can use w/ this??
Asked by: Julieann
Yes, here is a list of Apple Pencil devices for use with the Apple 10.9" iPad Air with M1 Chip: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?q=Apple%20pen&filters=fct_category%3Atablet-stylus-pens_22550
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-10-20

Hello, this long-time Adobe user is now reading ...

Hello, this long-time Adobe user is now reading the writing on the wall. This iPad Air 10.9" Early 2022 5th Gen with M1 Chip will be sufficient for 4K editing using current Final Cut Pro X? Thanks for your patience with me. You are the people I trust for all this stuff.
Asked by: Jeffrey
This will edit 4k video, however Final Cut Pro X is not supported by iPadOS. We may see it in a future update.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-02-06

Hi, is this pad manufactory unlocked?

Hi, is this pad manufactory unlocked?
Asked by: Hieu
This tablet is not carrier locked.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-05-11

Wondering if this will run Adobe Premiere Pro ...

Wondering if this will run Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly? I want to edit 4K. I like the idea of going Apple over PC. But I don't want to change to FCP yet. Is there anyone who is using Premiere Pro on this or a similar iPAD?
Asked by: Jeffrey
An iPad is unable to run Premiere Pro due to OS compatibility.
Answered by: Nilson D
Date published: 2022-03-09

Can SanDisk 256GB Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB 3.1 ...

Can SanDisk 256GB Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB 3.1 Flash Drive (USB Type-C / Type-A) or similar work in a plug and play mode? I would not mind getting the 64gb model and have my content on a flash drive.
Asked by: ajay
You can use USB-C storage devices with the iPad.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-03-14

What version of iPad OS is installed on this ...

What version of iPad OS is installed on this model?
Asked by: Lou
Unfortunately we are unable to check the serial, batch, firmware or OS version of a item before it ships.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-11-29

If I purchase the iPad Wi-Fi + 5G through you, ...

If I purchase the iPad Wi-Fi + 5G through you, then do I need to purchase the 5G cellular contract through my provider and/or an Apple retailer separately?
Asked by: Ebersar
We sell unlocked devices that you can use with the carrier of your choice. You will need to check to see if your carrier allows the device.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-12-13
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