The Apple iPad Air 5th generation is the stuff of dreams. A M1 processor, 5G connectivity, and a front camera with Center Stage, it makes you feel like a star.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, praises the new Apple iPad Air 5th generation saying, “Whether it’s a college student taking elaborate notes, a content creator working on their latest project, or a gamer playing graphics-intensive titles, users love iPad Air for its amazing performance and versatility in such a portable design.”

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The Apple iPad Air 5th Gen is powered by the M1 chip that is also used in a MacBook Air.

The iPad Air 5th Generation Specs

Above all else, Joswaik calls out the improved features of the iPad Air. “With the breakthrough M1 chip, Ultra-Wide front camera with Center Stage, and ultra-fast 5G, iPad Air is now more powerful, more capable, and simply more fun than ever.”

M1 Chip

He is right, you know. The M1 chip translates to an eight-core CPU that delivers up to 60 times faster performance in comparison to the previous generation. Apple also promises us that it is capable of delivering twice the graphics performance of the earlier models. This chip single-handedly makes the iPad Air 5th generation a powerhouse when it comes to content creation and graphic-intensive gaming.

Display & Audio

The iPad Air 5th generation screen size is a cool 10.9-inches with Liquid Retina Display. Along with 3.8 million pixels, it makes for an immersive viewing experience. It can manage 500 nits of full brightness and also has an anti-reflective screen coating for your comfort.

Your viewing experience is further enriched by the landscape stereo speakers housed in the Apple iPad Air 5th generation. The stereo wide sound helps elevate your movie and video viewing experience.

Camera & Charging

The iPad Air 5th Generation also has a USB-C port for peripherals and charging. Data can be transferred quickly with a speed of up to 10Gbps. The iPad Air can comfortably last for a little over 10 hours on a single charge.

It also sports 12MP front and rear cameras that provide crystal clear pictures. The front camera, especially, makes you look good in selfies and video calls. The Center Stage feature is instrumental in keeping you in the limelight, even if you choose to move around during video calls. It automatically crops the background and zooms in on you to ensure that the focus stays only on you.

Environment Friendly

The iPad Air 5th generation specs are also environment-friendly. In a written statement, the company assures customers that it boasts of “100 percent recycled aluminum enclosure, 100 percent recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board, and 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the enclosure and audio magnets.” Apple aims to have net-zero climate impact across its entire business by 2030.

Price & Availability

Sleek and light, the iPad Air is as beautiful as it is efficient. It is available in a variety of colors – space gray, starlight, pink, purple, and blue. The iPad Air 5th Generation release date was March 18 in the US.

Listing the iPad Air 5th Generation specs would not be complete without mentioning the fact that this tablet features Wifi and cellular connectivity. The iPad Air 5th Generation price starts at $599 and can go up to $899 for the premium models. The iPad Air is available at $599 for a 64GB model with WiFi connectivity, at $749 for a 256GB model with Wifi connectivity, at $749 for a 64GB model with both Wifi and 5G cellular connectivity, and the most premium at $899 for a 256GB model which has Wifi and 5G cellular connectivity.

You can also customize your iPad Air by separately purchasing a Smart Keyboard Folio, which retails at approximately $179, a Magic Keyboard, which costs around $299, and the Apple Pencil 2, which is priced at around $129.