Apple M1 chip, the 10.9" iPad Air from Apple delivers incredible performance to run the most demanding apps and workflows, all while still maintaining power efficiency and all-day battery life. Compared to the previous generation iPad Air, the iPad Air with the M1 8-core chip delivers up to 60 percent faster performance, while the 8-core GPU provides up to twice the performance. Along with the CPU and GPU, the M1 chip also features a 16-core Neural Engine that can power machine learning functions, allowing for next-level experiences. Whether you're editing multiple 4K video streams, playing graphics-intensive games, redesigning your room in 3D, or using augmented reality (AR), the iPad Air can handle it all.
Apple M1 Chip
Now with the M1 chip, the iPad Air can take full advantage of next-level performance and custom technologies, like the advanced image signal processor and unified memory architecture of M1. And with the incredible power efficiency of the M1, iPad Air is still thin and light with an all-day battery life of up to 10 hours, making it as portable as it is powerful.
Faster Performance and Graphics
The 8-core CPU of M1 delivers up to 60% faster performance. And M1 has an 8-core GPU in a class of its own, providing up to 2x faster graphics performance than the iPad Air. So you can build intricate AR models, play games with console-quality graphics at high frame rates, and more.
Liquid Retina Display
The iPad Air has a 10.9" Liquid Retina Display with a 2360 x 1640 resolution and P3 wide color gamut coverage for vivid colors. It also has True Tone, 500 nits of brightness, and an anti-glare coating for better viewing. True Tone optimizes the white balance of the display to best fit your ambient light, so it's easy on the eyes. The screen supports the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil.
Supporting the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil (sold separately), the iPad Air lets you write and draw freely as if you had a pen and paper.
The Touch ID sensor is now integrated into the top button. The Touch ID sensor is a safe and secure way to unlock your iPad Air, log in to apps, and use Apple Pay.
The USB Type-C connector has replaced the Lightning connector as a one-cable solution for a wide variety of connectivity options. It supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds of up to 10 Gb/s.