Apple today announced a new CPU for the e12 generation iPad, the A12 Bionic. The A12 Bionic, featured in the base iPad model, offers 40 percent faster CPU and 20 percent faster GPU than the seventh-generation iPad, and Apple says the A12 means twice the top-selling Windows laptop, Three times faster than top-selling Android tablets, and six times faster than the flagship Chromebook.
As predicted by many analysts and leakers, Apple today introduced the iPad Air during its “Time Flies” livestream event. The new iPad Air comes out about a year and a half after the previous refresh, but that’s more than the previous update: it overhauled the overall design of the device. The iPad Air will be available in October, starting at $ 599. It comes in five colors: Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue.
Taking cues from the more expensive iPad Pro, the iPad Air has now reduced significantly fewer bezels, no home button and rounded screen edges. However, it is not that front-facing TrueDepth sensor array that the iPad Pro uses for Face ID authentication. Instead, it offers something new for Apple devices – though not new to consumer mobile devices in general. Apple designed a new version of Touch ID, integrated into the top button (which does not look visually different). Below the button is a laser-cut sapphire lens and a custom sensor to read users’ fingerprints.
The iPad Air gets the new A14 Bionic CPU, built on 5nm process technology. It is a six-core CPU with two high-performance cores and four low-power, more efficient cores for simple background tasks. The A14 Bionic gives a 30 percent GPU performance boost compared to the previous generation, and Apple says it doubles the graphics performance of typical laptops.
It also offers a 16-core neural engine for machine learning performance – which can include graphics editor, voice assistant, and a variety of features, as well as a new DJ application built on top of the iPad “air scratching “Allows gestures.
The iPad Air will also bring a USB-C connector, allowing connection to devices such as external cameras and 60 percent faster LTE modems. The camera has been updated to 12MP with 4K video and advanced video stabilization. The speaker system has also been revamped with stereo delivery in landscape mode.
Also in the design realm, the iPad Air has a connector with the Magic Keyboard peripheral launched for the iPad Pro not long ago. This peripheral provides a trackpad (trackpad support was added to iPadOS last year) and found almost the same type of keyboard as Apple desktop desktops with the same name. The Magic Keyboard will cost $ 279, and the Smart Keyboard Folio for the iPad Air will be $ 179.