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New iPad Air 5 To Be Powered by Apple M1 Chip

by Aiman MaulanaMarch 9, 2022
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New iPad Air 5 To Be Powered by Apple M1 Chip

At the Apple Peek Performance event, the iPad Air 5 has been officially unveiled and it’s powered by the Apple M1 chip, the same one on MacBooks. Here’s what you need to know.

New iPad Air 5 To Be Powered by Apple M1 Chip

New iPad Air 5 To Be Powered by Apple M1 Chip

As seen at the Apple Peek Performance event, the iPad Air 5 has been officially revealed. It’s essentially a refresh with newer hardware, most notably moving towards the Apple M1 chip from the A14 Bionic that powered its predecessor, the iPad Air 4. In case you’re wondering, this is the same chip powering some of the recent MacBooks and the iPad Pro.

From what we understand thus far, it has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a power button with Touch ID built in, a 12MP front camera with Center Stage, and 5G connectivity support. It will also be running iPadOS 15 right out of the box, with iPadOS 15.4 expected to launch sometime next week.

New iPad Air 5 To Be Powered by Apple M1 Chip

The Apple iPad Air 5 is expected to launch on 18th March 2022 with retail prices going from USD $599 to USD $749 for the Wi-Fi only model, and USD $749 to USD $899 for the 5G models. As for Malaysia, the launch date is unknown at the time of this writing. However, we do have the local prices, which are:

  • 64GB (Wi-Fi only) = RM2,699
  • 256GB (Wi-Fi only) = RM3,349
  • 64GB (5G) = RM3,349
  • 256GB (5G) = RM3,999

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Pokdepinion: Since they’re using the same chip found on the recent MacBooks, I’m actually tempted to see how powerful it truly is on an iPad. Needed a lightweight, versatile device that could serve as a MIDI player so this is great timing.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)