iPad Air

Power isn’t just for the pros.

iPad Air brings more of our most powerful technologies to
more people than ever. The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine.

A 10.5‑inch Retina display with True Tone. Support for Apple Pencil
and the Smart Keyboard. And at just half a kilo
and 6.1 mm thin,
carrying all that power is effortless.

Design

Everything you need in just half a kilo.

iPad Air features a large 10.5‑inch Retina display, while remaining extremely portable and perfect for getting things done anywhere. It’s thin and light, and features advanced wireless connectivity. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, iPad Air can go all day on a single charge.1

Stay connected from anywhere.

With Wi‑Fi speeds up to 866 Mbps and LTE, iPad Air keeps you connected wirelessly and effortlessly.2 And with eSIM, you can easily access wireless data plans right from your iPad Air all over the world.3

Learn more about cellular data

Performance

Power to do it all.
All at once.

The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine enables a whole new level of power and intelligence. It uses real‑time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. With all this power, you can edit a video. Create a beautiful presentation. Design a 3D model. Stream your favorite show. Or do all of those things at once.

Blazing‑fast graphics
for games and apps.

A 4‑core graphics engine in the A12 Bionic chip delivers amazing performance for incredible augmented reality experiences, photorealistic effects in 3D games, and stunning graphics within apps.

Retina 
Display

See the beauty in everything you do.

The immersive 10.5‑inch Retina display with wide color lets you see photos, videos, and games in vivid, true‑to‑life detail. And no matter where you take iPad Air, True Tone, high brightness, and an antireflective coating give you the best viewing experience.

True Tone.
Easy viewing in any light.

True Tone dynamically adjusts white balance based on the light around you. So images look natural and are easier on your eyes whether you’re reading a book in bed or surfing the web poolside.

Cameras

Stay in touch.
Shoot in HD.

Play in AR.

The front and back cameras on iPad Air let you take stunning photos and 1080p HD videos. But you can also do much more. Make a Group FaceTime call. Scan a document, sign it, and send it back. Or create new worlds by using the camera for augmented reality experiences.

Work, learn, and play using AR.

Augmented reality combines digital objects and information with the real world to create entirely new experiences. iPad is the perfect device for truly immersive AR — with front and back cameras, the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a large, vivid display, and sensors for motion tracking.

Learn more about augmented reality

Apple Pencil

Write, draw, sign, or sketch. Whenever inspiration strikes.

Apple Pencil features the precision, responsiveness, and natural fluidity of a traditional writing instrument and the versatility to become so much more.4 With Apple Pencil, you can turn iPad Air into your notepad, canvas, or just about anything else you can imagine.

Learn more about Apple Pencil

Take notes and mark up documents, screenshots, and more.

Take notes and jot down ideas as naturally as you do on paper. You can also mark up documents, add drawings to notes, or snap and annotate a screenshot.

Smart Keyboard

Full‑size keyboard.
Full‑screen protection.

The Smart Keyboard lets you write a term paper or create a presentation on a full-size keyboard whenever you need one.4 It connects easily without the need for pairing or charging, so it’s always ready to go. And when you’re done, it folds to create a slim, lightweight cover.

Learn more about the Smart Keyboard

iOS

Designed to help you get the most out of iPad.

iOS is an advanced mobile operating system that puts everything you need within a tap or a swipe. Simple gestures give you command over the power and large display of iPad Air. Multitask by selecting your favorite apps in the Dock. Drag and drop files between apps. And organize your files however you want with the Files app.

See what’s new in iOS 12

All your files.
All in one place.

With the Files app, you can access and manage what’s on iCloud Drive, on third‑party cloud services such as Box and Dropbox, and on your iPad Air. So no matter where you are, your files are saved in one convenient place.

Apps

Make your iPad whatever you want it to be.

iPad Air comes loaded with Apple‑designed apps you’ll use every day, like Photos, Maps, Messages, Mail, and Safari. You’ll also get a suite of powerful productivity apps, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. And you can get creative right out of the box with GarageBand and iMovie.

Over a million apps designed for iPad on the App Store.

There are apps in the App Store for anything you want to do — photography, drawing, or just getting work done. Apps are designed for the power and large display of iPad and to work perfectly with Apple Pencil. And the App Store is updated daily with recommendations to help you discover new apps.

Discover apps for iPad in the App Store

iCloud

The best place for all your photos, files, and more.

iCloud keeps things like your photos, files, and notes safe, current, and conveniently available on all your devices.5 And the Files app lets you manage all your files — in iCloud Drive and on your iPad Air — in one central location.

Learn more about iCloud

Privacy and Security

Your information belongs to you. Period.

Like every Apple product, iPad Air was designed with your privacy and security in mind. Touch ID makes unlocking your iPad Air simple and secure. Just place your finger on the Touch ID sensor and you’re good to go.

Accessibility

Designed to empower everyone.

We believe technology is most powerful when everyone can use it. That’s why iPad Air comes with accessibility features that support vision, interaction, hearing, and learning needs. Including VoiceOver, which tells you what’s happening on your screen, and Switch Control, which lets you interact with iPad Air without touching it.

Explore all accessibility features on iPad

Compare iPad models

iPad Pro

  • 12.9” and 11”
    Liquid Retina display
  • A12X Bionic chip
  • Face ID
  • Up to 1TB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (2nd generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard Folio

iPad Air

  • 10.5” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard

iPad

  • 9.7” Retina display
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 128GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)

iPad mini

  • 7.9” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)

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