Apple‘s Time Flies is over, and four new hardware devices have today been released by the company. Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, the latest 8th generation iPad, and the latest iPad Air have been announced from the company.
Apple unveils the 8th-gen iPad Air 10.2 (2020) with an A12 Bionic chip and a Neural Engine
Design and Display
The new iPad Air features an iPad-like, all-wheel style, with smooth sides as suggested by reports and leaks. A 10.9-inch retinal display with 2360×1640 pixel resolution is supported on the tablet too. It’s a true tone monitor, with a P3 color gamut support, and it is an anti-reflective coating.
That being said, the latest iPad Air does not apply face ID to the mix though it looks like the iPad Pro. The fingerprint scanner is built into a power button by Apple, instead, to use Touch ID on the new iPad.
Finally , the current iPad Air adds the USB Type-C into the air line-up. This means more data transmission bandwidth, more devices you can attach to it, and overall a stronger iPad Air environment.
The new Bionic A14 chipset is under the cover. It is probably also the processor that we will see in the next series of iPhone 12, but the iPad Air was the first system that brought its capacity. A 5nm-based chipset features 11.8 billion transistors, an improvement of 40 percent over the A13 bionic. The SOC is fitted with a 6-core CPU, 4 high performance, and a 4-core GPU. Apple reports that the current iPad Air with the A14 Bionic is 40% quicker than past versions of iPad Air, and 30% smoother than before.
In comparison, a 16-core neural motor will execute 11 trillion transactions per second, resulting in 2 times faster processor processing.
In terms of optical features, the iPad air provides the potential to capture 1080p 60FPS videos with a 7MP front camera with an f/2.2, aperture. On the top, the sensor is 12MP and the aperture of f/1,8. The 4 K footage can be taken at 60FPS and up to 240FPS slow motion shots.
In fact, with its wireless charging capability, the latest iPad Air supports the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil. Like the iPad Pro, the iPad Pro magnet attaches the Apple Pencil to the iPad Air to power and store it. Support is also available for Apple’s latest (and costly) magic keyboard introduced with the latest iPad Pro.