New iPad Air 5, with ultra-powerful M1 chip

Apple puts the power of the latest iPad Pro at the service of its new iPad Air (fifth generation) tablet.

At the recent Peak Performance event, Apple introduced the latest iPad Air, a year and a half after the previous version. Like the new iPhone SE, no cosmetic changes here but a redesign from the insides of the beast.

Apple iPad Air 2022 with M1 processor

We thus find the same 10.9'' Liquid Retina screen, and still no Bluetooth 5.2, nor 5.1. The processor, however, is an eight-core M1, the same as on the latest iPad Pros. This is 60% faster than the A14 Bionic in the previous iPad Air, and the GPU is even twice as fast as the basic MacBook Air computer.

Apple iPad Air 2022, photo/video equipment

Note the 5G compatibility on the cellular version, as well as a new 12 Mpxls photo sensor on the front. On the back, however, is the same 12 Mpxls sensor as before. The battery promises 10 hours of autonomy in internet browsing or video viewing on the Wi-Fi version, and 9 hours for the cellular version.

The floor to Greg Joswiak, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Apple

There is also a new USB-C port that is twice as fast, and compatibility with Smart Keyboard Folio, Magic Keyboard, and second-generation Apple Pencil accessories.

"Incredibly powerful and versatile, very easy to carry, the iPad Air is aimed at everyone and will accompany students taking detailed notes for their lessons, artists working on their next content and fans of video games wanting to take advantage of spectacular graphics, said Greg Joswiak, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple. With its revolutionary M1 chip, ultra-wide-angle Center Frame front camera, and super-fast 5G connectivity, iPad Air is more powerful, more capable, and simply more enjoyable to use than ever before.”

Available in cellular and Wi-Fi models, the new iPad Air is available at an indicative price of €699/€869 in 64GB and 256GB respectively, €869/€1,039 in 64GB/5G and 256GB respectively. GB/5G.