Apple's latest consumer-grade tablet is the iPad Air 5, which features a contemporary processor and new wireless capabilities. Its look doesn't alter much. But the functionality of the new iPad is quite similar to that of the iPad Pro. Customers may find it complicated to choose between the 11-inch iPad Pro and the fifth-generation iPad Air because they share the same processor, general design, and iPadOS software. However, there are a few essential distinguishing characteristics to consider before purchasing.

iPad Air 5 Features

Apple M1 Processor

The iPad Air was intended by Apple to slot snugly between the 10.2-inch iPad and the more costly iPad Pro series. The iPad mini 6 is undoubtedly a smaller version of the iPad Air, featuring almost comparable functions in a much smaller form.

Display

The new iPad Air 5 has a Liquid Retina display at 500 nits of brightness, a standard 60Hz refresh rate, 264ppi, 1.8% reflectivity, And the display size is the same as the iPad Air 4, 10.9-inch.

Apple made no changes to the display hardware, housing, or design. It is still compatible with the Apple Pencil 2 and features anti-reflective and oleophobic coatings.

Processor

Apple surprised everyone by using the M1 in the iPad Air 5 instead of the A15 in the iPad mini 6. However, suppose Apple decides to add M1-specific capabilities to iPadOS in the future, such as the long-awaited monitor support upgrade. In that case, this decision may become more transparent.

The M1 

was created as an alternative to Intel processors for the Mac. It's primarily found in consumer-oriented items and has enough processing capacity to handle day-to-day work.

It was also featured in the iPad Pro lineup for 2021, enabling iPad Air to compete with those high-end tablets. The iPad Air and 11-inch iPad Pro, on the other hand, don't match spec-for-spec.

According to Apple, the M1 makes the new iPad Air 60 % faster than the previous generation and provides twice the graphics capability.

The new iPad Air also comes with a 5G variant that supports 5G networks that operate at lower frequencies than 6GHz. The M1 and A15 processors enable 5G on the iPad Pro 2021, iPad Mini 6th generation, and iPad Air 5.

Camera

Apple did not update the rear camera specifications. Still, the new processor allows it to record 4K video with an increased dynamic range at 30 frames per second. Otherwise, the photos and video should be identical to the previous model.

The 12MP Ultra Wide front camera enables Center Stage, making video calls more natural and content creation more fun. The camera automatically pans to keep you centered in the shot as you move. The view expands or zooms in when others join or leave the frame.

iPad Air 5 Review

 

Although the new iPad Air has the same design as the previous version, the new color options and M1 CPU make this a great tablet. As a result, almost everyone would be wise to purchase this iPad.

 

The new hues are brighter than the previous generation, but blue is the most beautiful. We adore the deep, saturated shade that appears blue in all lighting conditions.

 

We don't have much to say about the design because we've seen it before. It has the same Top Button with Touch ID, dual speakers, and 10.9-inch display as the previous generation.