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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


At a new product launch event delivered at 10 a.m. on Sept. 15, Apple announced the fourth-generation iPad Air. The design is a more angular chassis, similar to the iPad Pro, with a full-screen display. However, Touch ID has been retained and moved to the sleep button. The new Touch ID uses a custom sensor to read fingerprints in greater detail, and it's also more secure.

The 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display has 2388 x 1668 pixels of resolution. The new Apple A14 Bionic chip features six cores - 2 of them are high-performing cores while the other 4 are high-efficiency cores - that is 40 percent faster than the previous generation iPad Air and delivers high performance at low power. The new 16-core Neural Engine integrated within is capable of performing up to 11 trillion operations per second and supports powerful machine learning. And the new 4-core GPU delivers a 30 percent improvement in graphics, making 4K video editing and more a breeze.

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The new iPad Air features a USB-C port, which supports 20W charging and up to 5Gbps data transfer. It is for connecting to external monitors up to 4K. It has a 7MP front camera and a 12MP rear camera, and powerful image stabilization that allows you to shoot extremely beautiful 4K videos.

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iPad Air now supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, which attaches magnetically to the side, and it is compatible with Magic Keyboard, just like iPad Pro.

It goes on sale in October and is priced at 62,800 yen for the 64GB WiFi model and 79,800 yen for the 256GB, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular model costs 77,800 yen for the 64GB and 94,800 yen for the 256GB.


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.