Apple on Monday has launched not one but two iPads – iPad Mini and iPad Air. Interestingly, Apple has ditched the Face ID recognition system this time, in both the iPads. Both the iPads feature a Home Button with the Touch ID integrated into it. Both the iPads support Apple Pencil. Additionally, the iPad Air also supports the Smart Keyboard for faster typing.
iPad Mini 2019 –
A newer iPad mini has been awaited for a long time. The screen is 25% brighter as compared to the older generation iPad Minis. The iPad mini is powered by Apple own A12-Bionic chip which make the iPad mini a powerful multitasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times the graphics as compared to the older generation iPad minis. And with the Apple Pencil support, the iPad mini becomes perfect to use as a notepad or for sketching, anywhere and anytime. The new iPad mini features a 7.9-inch LED-Backlit display with a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels. For imaging, the company has included an 8-megapixel f/2.4 senor at the rear with no flash and a 7-megapixel front shooter with Retina flash support. The iPad mini packs Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5 ), Bluetooth 5.0, and optional LTE support. The new iPad mini measures 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm and weighs roughly 300 grams.
iPad Air 2019 –
The new iPad Air comes with a 10.5-inch LED-Backlit display with a resolution of 1668×2224 pixels. The new iPad Air measures 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm and weighs roughly 450 grams. Rest of the specifications seems to be identical to the iPad mini.
Apple claims that iPad Air (2019) delivers a 70% boost in performance and twice in graphical capabilities when compared to last year’s iPad Air.
The new iPad mini starts at ₹34,900 ($399 in US) for 64GB Wi-Fi only model and ₹45,900 ($529 in US) for 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The new iPad Air starts at ₹44,900 ($499 in US) for 64GB Wi-Fi only model and ₹55,900 ($629 in US) for 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Both the iPad mini and iPad Air will be offered in silver, space grey, and gold color options.