Review Apple iPad Air (2022) – Apple has just launched its newest line of tablets, called the iPad Air 2022.
The tablet, also known as the fifth generation iPad Air or iPad Air 5, is the successor to the iPad Air 4, which was released in 2020.
As the successor, the iPad Air 2022 brings a number of improvements such as a higher resolution front camera, a more capable chipset, and 5G network support.
For screen specifications, the iPad Air 2022 uses a Liquid Retina panel with a span of 10.9 inches, a resolution of 2,360 x 1,640 pixels, a density of 264 ppi, and a brightness level of up to 500 nits.
This tablet screen also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil accessory. For selfies and video calls, the iPad Air 2022 is also equipped with a front camera (ultrawide) with a resolution of 12 MP (f/2.4, 122 degrees of view).
Apple completes the front camera of this tablet with the Center Stage feature. This feature allows users to stay in the center of the screen when making video calls or teleconferencing calls.
When other people join in, the Center Stage feature also lets the camera detect them. Then adjust the view so that everyone is in the video frame.
Turning to the back, this tablet is equipped with a rear camera (wide) with a resolution of 12 MP (f / 1.8).
For hardware, this time, Apple embeds the M1 chip on the 2022 iPad Air. This chip was first released for the MacBook laptop line in 2020.
Compared to the iPad Air 4 which uses the A14 Bionic chip, the iPad Air 5 is said to offer a performance increase of up to 60 percent faster.
The M1 chip is paired with 8GB of RAM and 64/256GB of media storage. For software, the iPad Air 5 already runs the iPadOS 15 operating system and is equipped with a 28.6 Wh battery capacity.
Other features brought by this new Apple tablet include 5G support, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 (data transfer up to 10Gbps), Bluetooth 5.0, TouchID, stereo speakers, and Apple Pencil support. 2nd generation and Magic Keyboard.