iPad Air (2024): First Looks

It’s that time of the year again, with Apple announcing two sizes for the iPad Air, this time in 11-inch and 13-inch screens, that comes in four colours, the new blue and purple as well as starlight and space grey. Let’s jump into what we have today, the 13” in space grey.

M2 chip

The iPad Air is powered by the M2 chip, which offers exceptional performance, innovative technologies, and remarkable power efficiency. With the M2 chip, the iPad Air is nearly 50 percent faster than its predecessor, all while maintaining a battery life of up to 10 hours.

Liquid Retina display

The Liquid Retina display that comes in two sizes, the 11-inch and 13-inch includes P3 wide colour and goes up to 600 nits brightness. Making sure that all colours are vibrant and that much more immersive. True Tone technology also ensures comfortable viewing in all kinds of lighting environments.

Wi-Fi 6E and 5G connectivity

Stay seamlessly connected with the lightning-fast Wi-Fi 6E when connected to a router, along with 5G cellular service. The iPad Air now also supports eSIM, enhancing the convenience of staying connected no matter where you are in the world.


The 12MP Wide rear camera excels at capturing high-resolution photos, utilizing Smart HDR 4 for stunning dynamic range, and recording 4K video. Additionally, thanks to the repositioned 12MP ultra-wide front camera, jumping on FaceTime and video calls is that much more intuitive. Center Stage ensures everyone stays in the frame, eliminating the need for adjustments to fit everyone in.

Touch ID

Easily and securely log into your apps and make payment with Apple Pay with Touch ID. Fast and secure authentication at your fingers – literally!


You can also pair your Dualshock controller, making full use of the vibrant display and fully enjoying your favourite games whenever and wherever you are!

Apple Pencil Pro 

The recently unveiled Apple Pro Pencil boasts cutting-edge capabilities such as squeeze, barrel roll, and haptic feedback, elevating this indispensable tool to new heights for your everyday use. Now with Find My, you can pinpoint its last location with precision.

Magic Keyboard

Pair it with the Magic Keyboard if typing and using the trackpad is more of your thing. Squeeze in that quick e-mail reply while waiting on your café bestie who’s still on the way. Being on-the-go and productive is now possible with the iPad Air!

You can purchase the iPad Air in both 11-inch and 13-inch in four colours, the new blue and purple as well as starlight and space grey here!

Rasuna Azrayl

Ras enjoys collecting and building custom mechanical keyboards and sometimes dabbles in portable audiophile setups. He also indulges in casual gaming and prefers Command over Control.

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