Latest models of the popular tablet series, iPad Mini and bigger iPad Air, have been introduced recently. Just like the iPad Pro and iPhone XS, these new tablet models also get the powerful A12 Bionic CPU. Compared to its predecessor, the A12 processor is about three times faster.
The iPad Mini has a relatively compact design and a 7.9-inch display. The new 2019 model of iPad Air has a bigger 10.5-inch display, compared to the previous iPad Air with a 9.7-inch display. Both new iPad models also have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, swipe gestures and Face ID facial recognition system. Instead of using the USB-C as the current iPad Pro model, both tablets only have the proprietary Lightning charging port. The LCD screen of both devices have been improved, it supports both P3 colour system and Apple’s True Tone colour.
Each has 7Mp front-facing camera and 8Mp rear camera. There’s also support for the Augmented reality. The iPad Air has compatibility with Apple’s Smart Keyboard. This could turn the Air into a lightweight and highly portable laptop.
The Wi-Fi only variant of the new iPad Mini with 64GB internal storage is available for $399. The cellular-capable variant is more expensive at $529. The new iPad Mini comes in three colour options, the regular silver, gold and space grey. If you want 256GB of internal storage for both models, you need to pay $150 extra.
When it comes to the design, the new iPad Air model looks a lot like the 2017 model of iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display. It has the same internal storage and colour options as the new iPad Mini. The Wi-Fi only variant is sold for $499 and the cellular variant is $649.
Other features that both devices share are 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, stereo speakers, 3.5mm and headphone jack. The iPad Mini has 19.1 Watt-hour battery and the larger iPad Air has 30.2 Watt-hour battery. Both tablets are available for pre-order and they should hit the market very soon.