iPad Air (2019)
|Also known as||iPad Air 3|
|Product family||iPad Air|
|Release date||March 18, 2019|
|Introductory price||$499 USD|
|Operating system||Original: iOS 12.2|
Current: iPadOS 13.3, released December 10, 2019
|System-on-chip used||Apple A12 Bionic with 64-bit architecture and Apple M12 motion co-processor|
|CPU||2.49 GHz Hexa-core (2x high performance Vortex + 4x high efficiency Tempest)|
|Memory||3 GB LPDDR4X RAM (LPDDR4X)|
|Storage||64 or 256 GB flash memory|
|Display||10.5 inches (270 mm) (2,224 x 1,668) px (264 ppi), 500-nits Max Brightness, Wide-Color Display (P3), True Tone Display, Fully Laminated Display, 1.8% Reflectivity and Apple Pencil (1st generation) support|
|Sound||Stereo (both at bottom)|
|Input||Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M12 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer|
|Camera||Front: 7 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, burst mode, exposure control, face detection, auto-HDR, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording Rear: 8 MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Live Photos, face detection, HDR, panorama, wide-color capture, timer mode, burst mode, 1080p HD 30fps video recording, video stabilization, slo-mo, time-lapse|
|Power||30.2 W·h, up to 10 hours of battery life.|
|Online services||App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center|
|Dimensions||250.6 mm (9.87 in) (h)|
174.1 mm (6.85 in) (w)
6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)
|Mass||Wi-Fi: 456 g (1.005 lb)|
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 464 g (1.023 lb)
|Predecessor||iPad Air 2|
|Related articles||iPad Mini (5th generation)|
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The third-generation iPad Air is a tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on March 18, 2019, alongside the 5th-generation iPad Mini. The device is similar to both the iPad Air 2 and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and features the Apple A12 Bionic chip, 64 or 256 GB storage, an upgraded 10.5-inch Retina Display with support for Apple Pencil (1st generation), Bluetooth 5.0 and faster memory: LPDDR4X instead of the iPad Air 2's LPDDR3.
While the third-generation iPad Air features the upgraded front camera system of the 7MP (1080p) camera used since 2016, starting with the iPhone 7 and continued with the iPhone XS, it continues with the older 8MP (1080p) rear camera system used since the iPad Air 2 in 2014, so it cannot record in 4K. This iPad Air retains the Lightning port and keeps the headphone jack.
The third-generation iPad Air has a 2.49GHz six-core processor, the Apple A12 Bionic chip. That chip has a 66% faster clock speed than the 1.5GHz triple-core Apple A8X in the second-gen. The third-generation iPad Air has a True Tone display, which allows the LCD to adapt to ambient lighting to change its color and intensity in different environments.
It is more than 3 times faster than iPad Air 2, and the battery can last up to 10 hours.
The third-generation iPad Air was praised for its laminated screen and Smart Keyboard case capability iPad speed as well as a speedy CPU. However, it only supports the first-generation Apple Pencil, uses the 2017's 10.5-inch iPad Pro design and only has two speakers compared to four on the Pro models. In addition, while the current Pro models provide some support for HDR; the Air 3 does not.
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