Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil Support, Starts at $499

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    Apple today introduced an all-new iPad Air with a 10.5-inch Retina display, A12 Bionic chip, and first-generation Apple Pencil support.

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    The new iPad Air is a lower-cost replacement for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which was priced from $649 prior to being discontinued today.

    The new iPad Air is available to order on Apple.com starting today with 64GB and 256GB storage. Apple Store and reseller availability will begin next week. Prices start at $499 for Wi-Fi models and $629 for Wi-Fi + Cellular models in the United States.

    Initial launch countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, the UK, and the US.

    More countries and regions will follow "soon," including Colombia, Greece, India, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey.

    Apple also introduced a new iPad mini with the A12 Bionic chip and first-generation Apple Pencil support. The 9.7-inch iPad was not updated today.

    Article Link: Apple Launches New 10.5-Inch iPad Air With A12 Bionic Chip and Apple Pencil Support, Starts at $499
     
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    The iPad Product Lineup is getting more confusing by the minute...
     
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    Glad to see a laminated display and a pretty good starting price.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    And it includes a laminated display, True-Tone display, stereo speakers and the A12 Bionic processor from the XR/XS. Nice.
     
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    Same, very disappointed no EarPods or charging pad
     
  7. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad, iPad Mini.

    Not hard to follow...
     
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    Why? This is just a refresh, nothing new or added to the line up, or am I missing something.
     
  11. thadoggfather, Mar 18, 2019
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    I mean... step in right direction, but to not change the price of 2017 10.5" from $649 MSRP all this time after launching 2018 iPad pro seemed really terrible to me.

    I feel bad for anyone who got a 'sale' 2017 for $499, etc. recently.

    Such is the life of tech, but Apple didnt even drop the price on their previous gen hardware. Insanity/greed!

    AND they've rebranded it Air, again?!? Why?

    edit- bc it has no proMotion or quad speakers. Shifty... you have to have a PhD in Apple specs to not get hosed or have your purchase come with some short sighted surprises.
     
  12. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    So the only difference between this and the Pro is the bezels?

    Love the intro price tag. Seriously, it's great.. 500$ is what i paid for my Air 1.
     
  13. Basic75 macrumors 6502

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    Like the laptop lineup, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, now iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air. Oh, and iPad mini. What happened to the simple product matrix?
     
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    It’s the iPad Pro 10.5” rebranded as iPad Air and upgradeed to an A12 chip
     
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    Not bad. Basically updated the processor, dropped the "Pro" suffix and dropped the price. If they dropped the "white spot on the screen", I might consider it.
     
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    And yes!!! It has a 3.5 mm jack! Just when I thought that Apple killed iPad as music production machine! :)


    Pigs do fly, after all. :)
     
  19. firewire9000 macrumors 6502

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    Without quad speakers and 120 Hz.
     
  20. Basic75 macrumors 6502

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    Capitalism?
     
  21. Remy149 macrumors regular

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    Did you really expect new airpods to be released without being seen at an event first,
     
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    So no AI iRobot sex doll powered by Siri???
    Hmm... Hopefully at next week's announcement then
     
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    But without Pro Motion.
     
  25. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Just seems redundant. I think the line was best when it was just iPad Mini, iPad, iPad Pro.
     

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