Finally, Apple’s mid-range tablet named iPad Air 4 2020 is here and we have all the details that you need to know before buying it. It is fantastic to see Apple filter down to the more affordable Air models after embracing the wonderful rectangular and boxy look of the iPad Pro.
In this iPad Air 4 2020, you get a sleeker design, a new screen, a TouchID sensor built into the power button, a USB-C port, and the fastest A14 Bionic chipset inside. Check out the features and full specs of the latest iPad Air 4 (2020) below.
Design, Display & Camera
In terms of design, the iPad Air 4 is very similar to the latest iPhone 12 and Apple has continued with the same aluminum body that wraps around the edges.
The iPad Air 4 2020 is fitted with a 10.9-inch IPS LCD Liquid Retina screen that is similar to the iPad Pro. The iPad Air 4 lacks the pixel density found in an iPhone OLED screen, however, the 10.9-inch screen is still fantastic and has a resolution of 2360 x 1640.
The screen is one of the few places where the Pro model differentiates itself from the Air model, as it has a faster 120Hz ProMotion screen, which is obviously better. The 120Hz refresh rate provides a seamless scrolling experience and makes games highly responsive. As for the iPad Air 4, you have a Standard 60Hz refresh rate.
The new iPad Air from Apple works with the Apple Pencil second-generation, which was initially launched alongside the iPad Pro in 2018. The second-generation Apple Pencil was limited to the handheld iPad Pro before the launch of the iPad Air.
When compared with its predecessor, the iPad Air 4 received a good little camera update, going from an 8MP camera to a 12MP camera. This implies clearer images and better photography with low light. You can record 4K videos @ 24, 30, or 60 fps . For a mid-level iPad, it’s a very good upgrade if you ask me.
The iPad Air features a 7MP front-facing camera, which is the same camera used in the iPad Pro, but there is no Face ID.
Performance & Battery
The new iPad Air from Apple features a 6-core A14 Bionic chip, which is the newest A-series chip developed on a 5-nanometer process. According to Apple, the latest 4-core GPU architecture delivers a 30% boost in GPU performance and the latest A14 Bionic chip offers a 40% faster Processor performance.
Storage choices have not changed, you either get a 64GB or 256GB iPad Air 4. To be honest, these storage options will definitely not please most people that use tablets. Even 256 GB is not enough space these days for some people, and there is no microSD support here. So, you just have to buy the 256GB option if you are the type that downloads lots of apps. Even with the 256GB model, you have to store most of your pictures, documents, and videos to iCloud.
For biometric authentication purposes, the iPad Air does not have Face ID and relies exclusively on Touch ID. The Touch ID usability is the same as other Apple devices that feature Touch ID, the only difference is that it is being integrated into the top button instead of the home button.
A 28.6-watt-hour Li-Po battery is fitted to the iPad Air 4 and Apple claims can last up to 10 hours while browsing the web on WiFi or watching videos. When browsing the web over a cellular network, cellular models can last for up to 9 hours. The bundled 20W USB-C power adapter and USB-C to USB-C cable can be used to charge the iPad Air.
Apple iPad Air 4 2020 Specs
|Announced Date||15th September 2020|
|Release Date||23rd October 2020|
|Weight||458g – Wi-fi variant|
460g – LTE variant
|Dimensions||247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm|
|Display Size & Type||10.9 inches IPS LCD liquid retina|
500 nits typical brightness
|Screen Resolution||1640 x 2360 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~264 PPI|
|Software||iPadOS 14.1, upgradable to iPadOS 14.2|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|12 MP (f/1.8) wide lens|
Supports [email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS video recording
|7 MP (f/2.0)|
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||No|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||Hotspot, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Dual-band, BT 5.0|
|Battery||-28.6wh Non-Removable Li-Po battery|
-USB: USB Type-C
-Fast battery charging: Yes (20W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
|Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue|
|Price||Starts from $599 ~ N230,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
iPad Air 4 2020 price in Nigeria & availability
The price of the new Apple iPad Air 4 soared by $100 over its predecessor and this is probably due to the latest design and performance upgrades. Apple iPad Air 4 Price in Nigeria Starts at $599. You can check the price for all iPad Air 4 (2020) models:
- $599 for the 64GB iPad Air 4 Wi-Fi (2020)
- $749 for iPad Air 4’s 256GB Wi-Fi (2020)
- $729 for the iPad Air 4 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular (2020)
- $879 for the Air 4 (2020) 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad
The 2020 iPad Air comes in 2 additional colors, which are Sky Blue and Green, unlike the budget 2020 iPad, which comes in just three colors. For the iPad Air 4, all 5 colors are available: Space Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue.
The iPad Air 4 is the best tablet you can buy right now, thanks to the fastest A14 Bionic chipset, latest design, outstanding fingerprint sensor, excellent accessory support, and USB-C.
For those who want a strong tablet with Apple Pencil support at an affordable price and don’t care about the low specs when compared to the iPad Pro, then iPad Air 4 is the best choice.
The iPad Air 4, particularly for the $ 599 price, is a truly excellent tablet. It also makes the 11-inch iPad Pro a tough sell, as the 120Hz display is the only real advantage.
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