iPad Air 3 – Full Tablet Information, Tech Specs

The iPad Air 3 (2019) was initially introduced on March 18, 2019. The Air 3 model appeared to be the first time since 2014 for Apple to have presented a new iPad Air. Powered by an Apple A12 Bionic processor, the iPad Air 3 is configured with 3GB of RAM, its other remarkable features including the dual cameras, advanced connectivity features and microphones paired with a set of stereo speakers. The pricing of the iPad Air 3 situates itself between the budget benchmark iPad (starting at $329), and the more upscale iPad Pro; the entry-level Wi-Fi – only 64 GB model sold at $499 against the 256 GB Wi-Fi and Cellular option at $779.

Apple iPad Air 3 (2019)

The new iPad Air with support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard introduces high-end features and performance at a breakthrough price.
The new iPad Air with support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard introduces high-end features and performance at a breakthrough price.

The iPad Air 3 presents an upgraded design in comparison to its iPad 9.7-inch predecessor, without, however, achieving the distinctive changes made to the Pro models. By shrinking the bezels around the device’s edge, and that way enabling a larger screen-to-body ratio, a bigger display is offered in the new iPad. The 2019 Air model retails the Home button, unlike the 2018 Pro models, and abandons the newer Face ID in favor of the trusted Touch ID. The iPad Air 3 is also configured with the headphone port.

The iPad Air 3 is available in the iPad’s usual configurations of Silver, Gold and Space Grey. Beginning at the entry price of $499 – iPad Air, 64 GB, Wi-Fi only, the iPad Air 256GB, Wi-Fi is available at $649, followed up by the 64GB Wi-Fi and Cellular model at $629, the iPad is found at its most expensive at $779 – 256GB, Wi-Fi and Cellular.

A difference setting the newly presented iPad Air 3 from its often compared-to iPad 9.7’ is the comeback of the laminated screen. In favor of cost reduction, the 2017 and 2018 iPad models chose to disregard this feature.

Specifications

The powerful and smart A12 Bionic chip brings a new level of performance to iPad Air 3.
The powerful and smart A12 Bionic chip brings a new level of performance to iPad Air 3.
AboutManufacturerApple
Official NameiPad 3 (2019)
TypeTablet
Form-factorTablet computer
NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Note– Wi-Fi + Cellular model only
– Check network compatibility for your country
LaunchIntroducedMarch 18, 2019
DiscontinuedStill available
BodyDimensions50.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm (9.87 x 6.85 x 0.24 in)
Weight– 1.01lb (456g) (Wi-Fi)
– 1.03lb (469g) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
BuildGold, silver, or space gray aluminum housing
SIMNano-SIM and e-SIM
ResistanceN/A
FeaturesApple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DisplayTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size10.5 inches
Screen-to-body~ 78.3%
Resolution1668 x 2224 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density~ 265 ppi
MultitouchYes
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Features– Apple Stylus Support
– DCI-P3
– True-tone
PlatformOSiOS 12.1.3
ChipsetApple A12 Bionic (7 nm)
CPUHexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest)
GPUApple GPU (4-core graphics)
MemoryInternal64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
Card slotNo
CameraMain (Back)8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec.
Selfie (Front)– 7 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
– Face detection, HDR, panorama
– 1080p @ 30fps
SoundAlert typesAlert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CommsWLANWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, EDR
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑Fi + Cellular model only)
NFCNo
RadioNo
USB2.0, proprietary reversible connector
FeaturesBatteryNon-removable Li-Po 8134 mAh battery (30.8 Wh)
SensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
MessagingiMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
BrowserHTML5 (Safari)
JavaNo
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
MiscColorsSilver, Gold, Space Gray
PriceStarting at $499

Special Features

10.5-inch iPad Air 3 (2019) offers high-end features and performance at a breakthrough price.
10.5-inch iPad Air 3 (2019) offers high-end features and performance at a breakthrough price.
  • Among its many features, the new iPad Air includes dual cameras, a rear 8 megapixel “iSight” camera supporting still shots and 1080p HD video alongside the front-mounted 7 megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera with the same capabilities.
  • The iPad Air 3 offers support for the first generation Apple Pencil; support for the second generation cannot possibly be provided due to the potential inability to charge the pencil due to the choice of the older iPad design. The 2019 Air also provides the Smart Keyboard (1st Gen) connectivity options.

Miscellaneous

  • The iPad Air 3 is generally described as a great best-value device, successfully achieving a compromise of a high-definition screen, strong battery life and a familiar design.

Links

Apple iPad Air 3 (2019): Unboxing & Review [Video]

Video published by DetroitBORG on May 22, 2019

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