iPad Air Technical Specifications

 
Wi-Fi models
Wi-Fi + Cellular models
Finish
Silver
Space Grey
Rose Gold
Green
Sky Blue
Capacity1
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2
247.6mm
178.5mm
6.1mm

Wi-Fi models

458g

Wi-Fi + Cellular models*

460g

Buttons and Connectors
Smart Connector
Speaker
Speaker
Microphone
Volume
up/down
Camera
Microphone
Magnetic
connector
USB‑C connector
Top button/
Touch ID sensor
Nano‑SIM tray
(cellular models)
Speaker
Speaker
Top button/
Touch ID sensor
Smart Connector
Microphone
Volume
up/down
Camera
Microphone
Magnetic
connector
USB‑C connector
Nano‑SIM tray
(cellular models)
In the Box
  • iPad Air
  • USB‑C Charge Cable (1 metre)
  • 20W USB‑C Power Adapter
Display
  • Liquid Retina display
  • 10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2360x1640 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wide colour display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • The iPad Air display has rounded corners. When measured as a rectangle, the screen is 10.86 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.
Chip
  • A14 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
  • Neural Engine
Camera
  • 12MP Wide camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Live Photos with stabilisation
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging
  • Image formats captured: HEIF and JPEG
Video Recording
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • Slow-motion video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time-lapse video with stabilisation
  • Cinematic video stabilisation (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Noise reduction
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging
  • Video formats captured: HEVC and H.264
FaceTime HD Camera
  • 7MP photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps
  • Wide colour capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Smart HDR
  • Retina Flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Video Calling3
  • FaceTime video
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or a mobile network
Audio Calling3
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or a mobile network
Speakers

Stereo speakers

Microphones

Dual microphones for calls, video recording and audio recording

Mobile and Wireless

All models

  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular models*

  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71)4
  • Data only5
  • Wi-Fi calling4
  • eSIM6

Learn more about mobile data

SIM Card
  • Nano‑SIM (supports Apple SIM6)
  • eSIM6
Location

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • iBeacon micro-location

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • Built‑in GPS/GNSS
  • Mobile data
Sensors
  • Touch ID
  • Three‐axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor
Touch ID
  • Unlock iPad
  • Secure personal data within apps
  • Make purchases from the iTunes Store and App Store
Charging and Expansion
  • USB‑C
Power and Battery7

All models

  • Built‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video
  • Charging via power adapter or USB-C to computer system

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a mobile data network
Operating System

iPadOS 14

iPadOS comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.

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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad Air. With built‑in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can create and do amazing things. Learn more

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • Dictation
  • Switch Control
  • Closed Captions
  • AssistiveTouch
  • Speak Screen
Built-in Apps

App Store
Books
Calendar
Camera
Clock
Contacts
FaceTime
Files
Find My
Home
iTunes Store
Mail
Maps
Measure
Messages
Music
Notes
Photo Booth
Photos
Podcasts
Reminders
Safari
Settings
Shortcuts
Stocks
Tips
TV
Voice Memos
Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips and Apple Store app are pre-installed on iPad.

Pages
Numbers
Keynote
iMovie
GarageBand
Apple Store
Remote
Music
Memos
Clips
Swift
Playgrounds
Support
System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access8

Syncing to a Mac or PC requires:

  • macOS Catalina 10.15 using the Finder
  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 through macOS Mojave 10.14.6 using iTunes 12.8 or later
  • Windows 7 or later using iTunes 12.10 or later (free download from apple.com/my/itunes/download)
Languages

Language support

English (Australia, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional, Traditional Hong Kong), French (Canada, France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Spain), Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

QuickType keyboard support

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese — Simplified (Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke), Chinese — Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Pinyin QWERTY, Pinyin 10 Key, Shuangpin, Stroke, Sucheng, Zhuyin), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese (Kana, Romaji), Korean (2-Set, 10 Key), Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Albanian, Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bengali, Bodo, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese — Traditional (Cangjie, Handwriting, Stroke, Sucheng), Catalan, Cherokee, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, Emoji, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin, Transliteration), Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Kannada, Kashmiri (Arabic, Devanagari), Kazakh, Khmer, Konkani (Devanagari), Kurdish (Arabic, Latin), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maithili (Bengali), Malay (Jawi, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bengali, Meetei Mayek), Māori, Marathi, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nepali, Norwegian, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Santali (Devanagari, Ol Chiki), Serbian (Cyrillic, Latin), Sindhi (Arabic, Devanagari), Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil (Anjal, Tamil 99), Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek (Arabic, Cyrillic, Latin), Vietnamese, Welsh

QuickType keyboard support with predictive input

English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, US), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Modern Standard, Najdi), Cantonese (Traditional), Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari, Latin), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Siri languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK, US), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Norway), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey)

Dictation languages

English (Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, UK, US), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, US), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland), Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong, Macao), Arabic (Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi (India), Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Shanghainese (China mainland), Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Definition dictionary support

English, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Thesaurus

English (UK, US)

Bilingual dictionary support with English

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese

Spell check

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Arabic (Najdi), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish

Audio Playback
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 content
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 4K through USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter and USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multi-channel audio, in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multi‑channel audio, in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Mail Attachment Support

Viewable document types

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics

Environmental Requirements
  • Operating ambient temperature:0° to 35° C
  • Non-operating temperature: –20° to 45° C
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 metres

iPad and the Environment

iPad Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact.9 See the iPad Air Product Environmental Report

Made with better materials

  • 100 per cent recycled aluminium in the enclosure
  • 100 per cent recycled rare earth elements in the speaker magnets
  • 100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35 per cent or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Smarter chemistry10

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Mercury-free
  • BFR-, PVC- and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Programme helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100 per cent of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fibre packaging

Energy efficient

  • ENERGY STAR® certified11

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation.

Learn more

Apple and the Environment

We’re committed to making our products without taking from the Earth, and to becoming carbon-neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.

See Apple’s commitment

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