Apple recently announced two new iPads, a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and a refreshed 7.9-inch iPad iPad Mini.
The new iPad Air comes with a 10.5-inch Retina display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, a 2224 x 1668 resolution, and True Tone technology. It is powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine that promises up to 70 percent boost in performance and 2x the graphics capability. The device also has support for the first generation Apple Pencil.
The refreshed iPad Mini, on the other hand, features the same design but with updated internals. It has a 7.9-inch 4:3 Retina display with support for the first-gen Apple Pencil. It is also powered by the A12 Bionic chip, delivering 3x better performance and 9x faster graphics. The display comes with True Tone technology and a wider color support. It is 25 percent brighter than the previous generation.
Pricing of the new 10.5-inch iPad Air are as follows:
- Wi-Fi 64GB – USD 499 (~PHP 26,400)
- Wi-Fi 256GB – USD 649 (~PHP 34,400)
- Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB – USD 629 (~PHP 33,300)
- Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB – USD 779 (~PHP 42,300)
Pricing for the new 7.9-inch iPad Mini are as follows:
- Wi-Fi 64GB – USD 399 (~PHP 21,100)
- Wi-Fi 256GB – USD 549 (~PHP 29,100)
- Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB – USD 529 (~PHP 28,000)
- Wi-Fi + Cellular 256GB – USD 679 (~PHP 36,000)
The new iPads will be available in select markets starting next week. Availability in the Philippines is yet to be announced.