iPad Air Technical Specifications

 
Wi-Fi models
Wi-Fi + Cellular models
Finish
Silver
Space Gray
Rose Gold
Green
Sky Blue
Capacity1
  • 64GB
  • 256GB
Size and Weight2
247.6 mm
(9.74 inches)
178.5 mm
(7 inches)
6.1 mm
(0.24 inch)

Wi-Fi models

458 grams (1.0 pound)

Wi-Fi + Cellular models*

460 grams (1.01 pounds)

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 meter)
  • 20W USB‑C Power Adapter
Display
  • Liquid Retina display
  • 10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2360-by-1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Wide color display (P3)
  • True Tone display
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating
  • 1.8% reflectivity
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • The iPad Air display has rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the screen is 10.86 inches. 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 stabilization
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Panorama (up to 63MP)
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Smart HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • 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
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (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 color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Smart HDR
  • Retina Flash
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode
Video Calling3
  • FaceTime video
  • iPad to any FaceTime‑enabled device over wi‑fi or cellular
Audio Calling3
  • FaceTime audio
  • iPad to any FaceTime‑enabled device over wi‑fi or cellular
Speakers

Stereo speakers

Microphones

Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording

Cellular 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 cellular data

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

All models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi‑Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation

Wi-Fi + Cellular models

  • Built‑in GPS/GNSS
  • Cellular
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, App Store, and Apple Books
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 cellular 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.

See what’s new in iPadOS 14

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.

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Magnifier
  • 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
Voice Memos
Free Apps from Apple

Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, GarageBand, Clips, and Apple Store app are preinstalled on iPad.

Pages
Numbers
Keynote
iMovie
GarageBand
Remote
Music
Memos
Clips
Swift
Playgrounds
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 itunes.com/download)
Languages

Language support

English (Australia, UK, U.S.), 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, U.S.), 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, Bangla, Belarusian, 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 (Bangla), Malay (Arabic, Latin), Malayalam, Maltese, Manipuri (Bangla, Meetei Mayek), Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, 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, U.S.), Chinese (Simplified, Traditional), French (Belgium, Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Austria, Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish (Latin America, Mexico, Spain), Arabic (Najdi and MSA), 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, U.S.), Spanish (Chile, Mexico, Spain, U.S.), 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, U.S.), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, U.S.), 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, Malaysian, 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, U.S.)

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 multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 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 multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 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 (32° to 95° F)
  • Nonoperating temperature: −20° to 45° C (−4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3000 m (10,000 feet)

iPad and the Environment

iPad Air is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact.9

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminum in the enclosure
  • 100% recycled rare earth elements in the speaker magnets
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% 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 Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fiber packaging

Energy efficient

  • ENERGY STAR® certified11

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