The upcoming iPad Air might arrive with even more Pro-level specs and features to a lower-priced iPad.
The rumor mill created quite the buzz, hinting at how the rest of the iPad family will grow this year. Here is what you should know.
iPad Air 2020 Launch Date and Possible Price Tag
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a Mac analyst, the next-gen iPad Air will arrive somewhere in the second half of 2020. Such a thing indicates a relatively wide window, and given Apple’s latest hardware launches, the iPad Air might arrive outside of WWDC 2020. The recent iPad Pro, for instance, was announced via press release.
The iPad Air 2020 starting price could be close to $499, similar to all previous iPad Air variants.
iPad Air 2020 Rumored Specs
The iPad Air 2020 is believed to arrive with a USB-C port, instead of Lightning. It could also get Face ID based on the 11-inch iPad Pro. But, if it’ll have a similar build and shape, the iPad Air would also support the iPad Pro Magic Keyboard and the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil.
As for storage options, we should expect a capacity of 64GB. That was the storage we got with the 2018 iPad Pro and the current iPad Air entry-level. Under the hood, the iPad Air 2020 is expected to house an A13 Bionic chip.
iPad Air 2020 Leaked Design
Tipster @L0vetodream stated on Twitter that the iPad Air 2020 would utilize the speculated mini-LED display tech, and bring back the Touch ID. In the same tweet, the possibility of a “Touch ID under the screen,” was also discussed.
Hopefully, that technology won’t be limited to the iPad Air series, but reach the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, because Face ID doesn’t work as expected when we wear a face mask.
All of the iPad Air 2020 rumors and leaks indicate a fairly significant update to the tablet series. If all of these details turn out to be accurate, the iPad Air 4 will mainly appeal to those who have found the standard iPad a bit low.
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