New Delhi | Jagran Technology Desk: Apple has announced its new iPad Air during its September event named 'Time Flies', which was held virtually. The new Apple iPad Air looks like an iPad Pro, the most advanced iPad of the company. The new Apple iPad Air comes with USB-C, advanced cameras and an Apple Pencil which attaches magnetically on the side. Apple has priced the new iPad Air at USD 599.

In India, the new iPad Air will be available in October with Wi-Fi models starting Rs 54,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular models starting at Rs 66,900 in 64GB and 256GB configurations. The compatible Apple Pencil (2nd generation) is priced Rs 10,900, while the Magic Keyboard is sold separately at Rs 27,900 and Smart Keyboard Folio at Rs 15,900.

The new iPad Air will have a bigger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640) with True Tone support and anti-reflective coating. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor has been moved to the power button at the top in the new iPad Air, which makes it the first Apple iPad to have biometrics on the power button.

Apple said that it has used its "most advanced chip" in iPad Air, which is powered by Apple's A14 Bionic and a six-core CPU with 11.8 billion transistors. The company has promised a 40 percent performance improvement than the previous iPad Air.

Unlike the entry-level 8th generation iPad, the new Apple iPad Air will have a USB-C which will support 20W fast charging and 5gbps data transfers. 

Besides iPad Air, Apple has also launched the eighth-generation of its basic iPad with an upgraded processor powered with an A12 chipset. The 8th generation Apple iPad was launched during Apple's September 15 event named 'Time Flies'.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma