New Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Green (Latest Model, 4th Generation) – $0
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.44 x 1.97 inches; 1.01 Pounds
- Item Weight: 1.01 pounds
- Manufacturer: Apple Computer
- Item model number: MYFR2LL/A
- Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available: September 15, 2020
- Stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color
- A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
- 12MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD front camera
- Available in Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green, and Sky Blue
- Wide stereo audio
- Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- USB-C connector for charging and accessories
- Support for Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio, and Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
This new iPad Air, on the surface, isn't anything groundbreaking. It's a bit faster, a bit thinner, a bit lighter, and a bit shinier than all the tablets I've used before. But, taken altogether--and taken along with the second-gen Apple Pencil--it feels like an entirely new experience. I haven't been this struck by a new device in a while.Over the years, I've owned three or four iPads, a few Android tablets, and a few convertible touchscreen laptops running various OSes. I've always been partial to Samsung because of the S Pen, and I've owned a couple of Galaxy Tabs and the Chromebook Pro: I love taking handwritten notes during meetings, and I like writing my first drafts by hand.But this device, with the Pencil, is leaps and bounds better than any other tablet I've used. Writing and drawing on it feels completely intuitive and fluid. The responsiveness of the interface with the pencil is amazing--it reproduces my handwriting (chicken scratch that it is) perfectly. And more than that, the built-in handwriting recognition in the OS is frankly astounding. Either using the Scribble feature to handwrite form entries or using the Notes app's feature that lets you search your handwritten notes, everything works FAR better than I expected them to. Let me reiterate: my handwriting is atrocious. And yet, this iPad is able to decipher my hieroglyphics with a frequency that actually makes the feature really useful--I was expecting it to be little more than a gimmick, as in the past handwriting recognition apps have been completely useless for me. There've been a few times where I actually giggled out loud when the iPad recognized something I'd written that I could barely read myself.Outside of how perfectly the iPad, iPadOS14, and Pencil have all integrated into my workflow, the design of the device itself is very nice, and the build quality is excellent. The tablet feels oddly light while still feeling very sturdy. And it's thin--even Apple's marketing images really don't do it justice. And obviously the new processor is nice, though I won't pretend to have done enough to even come close to pushing its limits. But the entire experience has been very smooth, even playing around with video editing and trying to find the most graphically-intensive games on the App Store I could. Haven't seen any lag or stuttering at all.All that said, it's not perfect. I do wish Apple was finally putting OLEDs into more of their devices outside of the iPhone. The screen on this really is gorgeous, don't get me wrong. And the blacks aren't awful or anything. But given how great everything else is on this device, having a backlit screen--as advanced and pretty as it is--just feels weird. And I'm kind of ambivalent about the power button TouchID. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled the Home button is gone, but I think I'd kinda prefer FaceID. The TouchID on this iPad works great, and it does work very quickly, but I'm spoiled by being used to just tapping the screen on my iPhone and having it unlock itself automatically.Anyway, those minor gripes aside, this is a great little device, it fit itself into my workflow immediately. I think the highest praise I can give it is that it's amazing how quickly it effectively disappeared: within a couple days of using it, I stopped noticing it, because everything about writing and taking notes with the iPad and the Pencil felt second nature, it felt like it had always been there. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
First off, get the 256gb of storage option if you’re going to do more than media consumption and web browsing. The sky blue color is basically silver in normal and really lighting, but is blue in dimmer and darker lighting. So it almost feels like I have 2 colors since depending on the lighting it could be different. The Touch ID is fast, gets that 10hrs of battery life, the speakers are surprisingly good, this things is super light, quite thin, and looks modern as the newest iPad Pros minus the slightly larger bezels. All in all, a pretty solid iPad, the A14 inside of it is blazing fast, plus the camera is bizarrely decent for a tablet. It’s a good buy.
Having had ipad , ipad air 2, I would have to say this is the best one yet. Compared to my previous ones, this is blindingly fast, easy to transition and load all my apps from my ipad air 2. I took a bit of time to get used to no home button, but not an issue and the larger screen is a plus. Bottom line, I think this is the best model, unless you absolutelt need the additional features of the ipad pro.ONLY issue I have is with the method of shipment from Amazon. I am a prime member and appreciated the fact that I ordered my two ipad air 4’s on the 23 rd of Oct and got them the 25th. Super! My only issue is them being delivered by USPS, dropped off on my front door, no signature or anything else for $1300 worth of product. Luckily I am in a great neighborhood, but one would expect UPS or FEDEX with a signature.Got them ok though and am very happy with my purchase. And am 99% satisfied with Amazon as well.