New iPad Air & iPad Mini Released

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Apple this morning surprised the world with new an updated version of the iPad Mini, and a new iPad Air model with a 10.5-Inch display.

10.5-Inch iPad Air

  • Apple Pencil V1 Support
  • Retina Display + True Tone
  • A12 Bionic Chip
  • Wifi, Wifi + Cellular
  • Touch ID
  • Smart Keyboard Support
  • Lightning Port
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Silver, Space Grey, Gold
  • 64, 256gb
  • Starts at: $649 CAD ($499 USD)

7.9-Inch iPad Mini

  • Apple Pencil V1 Support
  • Retina Display + True Tone
  • A12 Bionic Chip
  • Wifi, Wifi + Cellular
  • Touch ID
  • Lightning Port
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Silver, Space Grey, Gold
  • 64, 256gb
  • Starts at: $529 CAD ($399 USD)

The iPad Mini updates were long overdue. It was rumoured that Apple would merely discontinue the product, but over the past few months rumours surfaced that Apple was planning on updating the product. The new iPad Mini supports the first generation Apple Pencil, has the A12 Bionic processor inside, along with a Retina Display with True Tone support. This is an excellent update for the iPad Mini and one that will surely keep it running for years to come.

Apple also announced the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air. This device is similar to the old 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but Apple is no longer calling it a pro device. It also supports the first generation Apple Pencil and gets the processor bump with the new A12, along with a Retina Display with True Tone colour support. iPad Air also supports a Smart Keyboard accessory similar to the pro models.

Both new iPad's also support the Logitech Crayon stylus, and can now shoot up to 1080p HD video using the rear camera.

“iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Today the iPad family takes two big leaps forward with an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air that brings high-end size, features and performance at a breakthrough price, and a major upgrade to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which also brings Apple Pencil, Retina display and the A12 Bionic chip to the many customers that love its compact size.”

2019 iPad Family

You can find the new iPad models on sale today in the Apple Store.

Source: Apple Press Release

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