iPad Air brings more of our most powerful technologies to more people than ever. The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A 10.5‑inch Retina display with True Tone. Support for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. And at just one pound and 6.1 mm thin, carrying all that power is effortless.
Everything you need in just a pound.
iPad Air features a large 10.5‑inch Retina display, while remaining extremely portable and perfect for getting things done anywhere. It’s thin and light, and has advanced wireless connectivity. And with up to 10 hours of battery life, iPad Air can go all day on a single charge.
Stay connected from anywhere.
With Wi‑Fi speeds up to 866 Mbps and Gigabit‑class LTE, iPad Air keeps you connected wirelessly and effortlessly.And with eSIM, you can easily access wireless data plans right from your iPad Air all over the world.
Power to do it all.All at once.
The A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine enables a remarkable level of power and intelligence. It uses real‑time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality, and more. With all this power, you can edit a video. Create a beautiful presentation. Design a 3D model. Stream your favorite show. Or do all of those things at once.
Blazing‑fast graphics for games and apps.
A 4‑core graphics engine in the A12 Bionic chip delivers amazing performance for incredible augmented reality experiences, photo‑realistic effects in 3D games, and stunning graphics within apps.
See the beauty in everything you do
The immersive 10.5‑inch Retina display with wide color lets you see photos, videos, and games in vivid, true‑to‑life detail. And no matter where you take iPad Air, True Tone, high brightness, and an antireflective coating give you the best viewing experience.
True Tone.Easy viewing in any light.
True Tone dynamically adjusts white balance based on the light around you. So images look natural and are easier on your eyes whether you’re reading a book in bed or surfing the web poolside.
Stay in touch. Shoot in HD. Play in AR.
The front and back cameras on iPad Air let you take stunning photos and 1080p HD videos. But you can also do much more. Make a Group FaceTime call. Scan a document, sign it, and send it back. Or create new worlds by using the camera for augmented reality experiences.
Work, learn, and play using AR.
Augmented reality combines digital objects and information with the real world to create entirely new experiences. iPad is the perfect device for truly immersive AR — with front and back cameras, the A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a large, vivid display, and sensors for motion tracking.
Write, draw, sign, or sketch. Whenever inspiration strikes.
Apple Pencil features the precision, responsiveness, and natural fluidity of a traditional writing instrument and the versatility to become so much more.4 With Apple Pencil, you can turn iPad Air into your notepad, canvas, or just about anything else you can imagine.
Take notes and mark up documents, screenshots, and more.
Take notes and jot down ideas as naturally as you do on paper. You can even search your handwritten notes and convert them to text. You can also mark up documents, add drawings to notes, or snap and annotate a screenshot.
Full‑size keyboard.Full‑screen protection.
The Smart Keyboard lets you write a term paper or create a presentation on a full-size keyboard whenever you need one. It connects easily without the need for pairing or charging, so it’s always ready to go. And when you’re done, it folds to create a slim, lightweight cover.
Designed to help you get the most out of iPad.
iOS is an advanced mobile operating system that puts everything you need within a tap or a swipe. Simple gestures give you command over the power and large display of iPad Air. Multitask by selecting your favorite apps in the Dock. Drag and drop files between apps. And organize your files however you want with the Files app.
All your files. All in one place.
With the Files app, you can access and manage what’s on iCloud Drive, on third‑party cloud services such as Box and Dropbox, and on your iPad Air. So no matter where you are, your files are saved in one convenient place.
Make your iPad whatever you want it to be
iPad Air comes loaded with Apple‑designed apps you’ll use every day, like Photos, Maps, Messages, Apple News, Mail, and Safari. You’ll also get a suite of powerful productivity apps, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. And you can get creative right out of the box with GarageBand and iMovie.
Over a million apps designed for iPad on the App Store.
There are apps in the App Store for anything you want to do — photography, drawing, or just getting work done. Apps are designed for the power and large display of iPad and to work perfectly with Apple Pencil. And the App Store is updated daily with recommendations to help you discover new apps.
The best place for all your photos, files, and more
iCloud keeps things like your photos, files, and notes safe, current, and conveniently available on all your devices.And the Files app lets you manage all your files — in iCloud Drive and on your iPad Air — in one central location.
Privacy and Security
Your information belongs to you. Period.
Like every Apple product, iPad Air was designed with your privacy and security in mind. Touch ID makes unlocking your iPad Air simple and secure. And you can make purchases conveniently and safely with Apple Pay. Just place your finger on the Touch ID sensor and you’re good to go.
Designed to empower everyone.
We believe technology is most powerful when everyone can use it. That’s why iPad Air comes with accessibility features that support vision, interaction, hearing, and learning needs. Including VoiceOver, which tells you what’s happening on your screen, and Switch Control, which lets you interact with iPad Air without touching it.
Make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, and Apple Books
Pay with your iPad using Touch ID within apps and on the web
Send and receive money in Messages
Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
Get proactive suggestions
Listen and identify songs
Power and Battery
Built‐in 30.2‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery
Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system
Wi-Fi + Cellular models
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
iOS is the world’s most personal and secure mobile operating system, packed with powerful features that help you get the most out of every day.
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new iPad Air. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can create and do amazing things.
Siri and Dictation
Free Apps from Apple
Apple ID (required for some features)
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
Mac: OS X 10.11.6 or later
PC: Windows 7 or later
iTunes 12.8 or later on Mac and iTunes 12.9 or later on PC
QuickType keyboard support
QuickType keyboard support with predictive input
Definition dictionary support
Bilingual dictionary support with English
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-conﬁgurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Mail Attachment Support
Viewable document types
.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
Operating ambient temperature:
32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
–4° to 113° F (–20° to 45° C)
5% to 95% noncondensing
tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)