Apple iPad Air (2024) vs iPad Air (2022): What customers will get by paying Rs 5,000 extra

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Apple iPad Air (2024)

Apple introduced the latest iPad Air model (2024) at the Let Look event. The 6th generation Apple iPad Air is available in two screen sizes of 11 and 13 inches. Both models have a Liquid Retina display and Touch ID sensors.

The 6th generation Apple iPad Air uses the exclusive Apple M2 chipset and features stereo speakers with surround sound support. The tablet also supports Wi-Fi 6E and is also compatible with the recently launched Apple Pencil Pro.

The Apple iPad Air (2024) has a 12-megapixel front camera that can take photos from a more central position. The device offers up to 1TB of internal storage and runs iPadOS 17. This tablet also features a dual microphone for speaking and recording audio and video.

The sixth-generation Apple iPad Air is priced at Rs 59,900 and is the successor to the fifth-generation Apple iPad Air that the company launched in 2022 at a price of Rs 54,900. You are wondering which is the better choice and what you will get for paying an extra 5,000 rupees. Here’s a full spec-by-spec comparison of the two tablets to help you decide.

Apple iPad Air (2024)

Feature iPad Air 6th Gen (2024) iPad Air 5th Gen (2022)
Display Size 11-inch / 13-inch 10.9-inch
Display Resolution 2360 x 1640 pixels (11-inch) / 2732×204 pixels (13-inch) 2360 x 1640 pixels
Display Type Retina True Tone Retina True Tone
CPU Apple M2 chip 8-core CPU Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU
GPU 10-core GPU 8-core GPU
Neural Engine 16-core Neural Engine 16-core Neural Engine
RAM 8GB Not specified
Storage Options 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB 64GB/256GB
Operating System iPadOS 17 iPadOS 15
Rear Camera 12MP, f/1.8 aperture 12MP, f/1.8 aperture
Front Camera 12MP Ultra Wide, f/2.4 aperture, Centre Stage 12MP Ultra Wide TrueDepth, f/2.4 aperture, Centre Stage
Microphones Dual microphones Dual microphones
Speakers Landscape stereo speakers Stereo speakers
Connectivity 5G (optional), Wi‑Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Thunderbolt 3, USB 4, USB 3, GPS/GNSS 5G (optional), Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2, GPS/GNSS
Touch ID Yes, on the top Yes, on the top
Dimensions (11-inch) 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1mm 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1mm
Dimensions (13-inch) 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.1mm
Weight (Wi-Fi) (11-inch) 462g 461g
Weight (5G) (11-inch) 462g 462g
Weight (Wi-Fi) (13-inch) 617g
Weight (5G) (13-inch) 618g
Battery Capacity 28.93 watt-hour (11-inch) / 36.59 watt-hour (13-inch) 28.6 watt-hour
Battery Life Up to 10 hours (9 hours in 5G) Up to 10 hours (9 hours in 5G)

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