That first-generation iPad Air adopted the design that had initially arrived with the iPad mini a year earlier. It had side bezels that were much smaller than those on previous models, and the device was thinner and lighter than its predecessors.
The iPad Air 2 arrived in late 2014, taking lightness and thinness even further.
In 2015, Apple phased out the iPad Air branding. Four years later, Apple resurrected the name with the iPad Air 3. It borrowed heavily from the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, with Touch ID home button, Smart Keyboard support, and a 10.5-inch Retina Display.
- Wi-Fi models 1.0 pound. Available in 64GB and 256GB
- 10.9-inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
- 2360-by-1640-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
- A14 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture Neural Engine
- 12MP Wide camera ƒ/1.8 aperture Five-element lens Hybrid IR ﬁlter Backside illumination sensor Live Photos with stabilization Autofocus with Focus Pixels Tap to focus with Focus Pixels Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos (up to 63MP)
- Secure personal data within apps
- Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books
- Built‐in 28.6‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video
- Charging via power adapter or USB‑C to computer system
- PadOS comes with powerful features and built-in apps designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of iPad.
- Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation)