Apple introduces an improved iPad Air with an M1 processor and 5G connectivity
Apple has unveiled an update to the iPad Air, over a year and a half after redesigning the tablet in the style of the iPad Pro. While much of that redesign remains, the new iPad Air model features a speedier M1 CPU first seen in Apple’s Macs. Additionally, it supports 5G, and the USB-C connector is up to twice as fast, with data transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps.
It will begin at $599 for the Wi-Fi-only variant and go to $749 for the Wi-Fi and cellular device. It will be available in 64GB or 256GB storage capacities and will be available in grey, pink, purple, blue, and a silver/gold cross Apple is calling “starlight.” Preorders begin on Friday, March 11, and the tablet will be available for purchase on March 18.