Apple Releases 2 New iPads Ahead Of Next Weeks Event
20 March, 2019 | Technology
Apple has unveiled two new iPads ahead of their “Show time” event which will be held next week.
The two iPads released were the new iPad Air and a new iPad Mini.
Both devices have been given a boost in spec such as an Apple A12 Bionic chip. They are now compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, have upgraded cameras and come in three different colours (silver, space grey and gold).
The new iPad Air has a 10.5-inch display and Apple claims that the device will deliver a 70% boost in performance and twice the graphics capability of its predecessor. The Retina display with True Tone is almost 20% bigger than it’s 9.7-inch predecessor and it has over 500,000 more pixels! It weighs just 456 grams and is 6.1 millimetres thin.
Prices range from £479 for the 64GB up to £749 for the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
The new iPad Mini still has a 7.9-inch display but also gets the upgrade of the A12 Bionic chip, with Apple promising threes times the performance and nine times faster graphics compared to its predecessor. The Mini also includes Retina display with True Tone which according to Apple is 25% brighter. The device weighs just 300 grams, has up to 256GB storage and is the same thickness as the iPad Air at 6.1 millimetres thin.
This now means that the new iPad Mini has a better specification than the current iPad, as the iPad only has an A10 Fusion chip, up to 128GB of storage and no True Tone display.
Prices for the iPad Mini start at £399 going up to £669.
Both iPads are now available to order.
This also means Apple are now selling 5 different iPads, the iPad, the iPad Air, the iPad Mini, the iPad Pro 11-inch and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch! All of which are now compatible with an Apple Pencil, so when it comes to upgrading your iPad you will have lots to choose from!
The only other question that remains is why did Apple chose to reveal the new iPads ahead of their event next week?
We expect that Apple want to dedicate the event completely to showing off their new heavily rumoured Netflix competitor! Only one week to go until all is unveiled…