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New iPad Air packs the Apple-designed M1 chip

Analyst Ross Young says the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Air will sport a mini-LED display akin to that of the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

At today’s “Peek Performance,” Apple has introduced a new iPad Air with the Apple-designed M1 chip.

Available in a new array of colors, it also features the new Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage for a more natural video conferencing experience, a USB-C port with up to 2x faster transfer speeds, and 5G on cellular models — starting at the same price as its predecessor. Apple says that advanced cameras and compatibility with the latest accessories enable users, including content creators, gamers, and students, to push the boundaries of creativity, productivity, and self expression. 

The new iPad Air will be available to order beginning Friday, March 11, from apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 29 countries and regions, including the US, with availability beginning Friday, March 18.

Wi-Fi models of iPad Air are available with a starting price of US$599 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $749. The new iPad Air, in 64GB and 256GB configurations, comes in space gray, starlight, pink, purple, and blue finishes.

Education pricing is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

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