Both models from the tech giants are powered by A12 Bionic CPU with Apple Pencil support.
On 18 March 2019, Apple launched two new models in iPad flagship: iPad Air and iPad Mini. Supported by Apple Pencil, both models have faster internals and new designs. The iPad Air is technically iPad Air 3 with a 10.5-inch screen which is slightly bigger than its previous model of 9.7-inch. It has Apple’s iconic A12 Bionic CPU with the support of first-gen Apple Pencil. Like its predecessors, iPad Air comes with Touch ID, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Lightening port, and a sleek design. Unlike the iPad launched last year, iPad Air is faster and slimmer albeit more expensive. Its price would start around the US$ 499 for 64 GB of storage.
The iPad Mini was neglected for a long time and was thought that the company would drop it. However, it has finally received an upgrade with exciting features. Although it looks identical to the 2015 model, everything in it has been changed or update. Similar to iPad Air, it has A12 Bionic chip inside, a 7.9-inch display which is 25% brighter, a diverse range of colors, which can work with True Tone. And of course, it has Apple Pencil support. It will feature, Touch ID, a headphone jack, and a Lightning port.
The iPad Mini will be available in the storage size of US$ 399 while you can pay more for 256 GB storage and cellular models. It will be available in space grey, silver, and gold. Both, iPad Air and iPad Mini will feature 7MP front selfie camera and 8MP rear camera with added True Tone. The white balance in the display can be automatically adjusted based on the ambient light condition.
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