Apple unveiled new iPad Air and iPad Mini on Monday, ahead of it’s video streaming announcement next month. These upgraded models offer keyboard support for the first time and Apple Pencil.
This was the first upgrade announced to the iPad mini after 2015, it also bring popular features of the iPad Pro in the smaller version. The new iPad Air and Mini are available to order and would be in stores next week.
The iPad Air starts at US$ 499, while the iPad Mini starts at US$ 399. The cellular connectivity iPads are US$ 130 more expensive.
The new iPad Air features an “ultra thin 10.5 inch design” and offers a larger Retina display. It’s similar to the iPad Pro model Apple introduced in 2017. The 7.9-inch iPad mini features Apple’s fastest A12 Bionic chip and offers the highest pixel density of any iPad lineup.
Also these iPad variants have gotten a camera boost, advanced sensors for augmented reality experiences. Models have a longer battery life. Apple have not junked the 9.7 inch iPad, but instead have lowered the starting price to US$ 329.