iPad Air4 Is Released. It Is Equipped with a USB-C Interface and a 20W PD Charger
At 1: 00 am Beijing time on September 16, 2020, Apple held 2020 Autumn New Product Launch Conference, where the new generations of iPad Air4, iPad 8, Apple Watch S6 and APPLE Watch SE were released. iPad Air4 launched A14 bionic processor for the first time, and replaced USB-C physical interface. It had more general external connection modes, and was sold with a new 20W USB-C fast charger.
iPad Air4 launched A14 bionic processor for the first time, and the number of transistors using 5nm reached 11.8 billion. Compared to A12 bionic processor, its performance increased by 40%, and its graphics performance increased by 30%. Equipped with a new generation of neural network engine, the machine learning performance was improved by 70%. At the same time, higher energy efficiency ratio was brought about by the upgrading of manufacturing process.
iPad Air4 adopts the same design language as iPad Pro, instead of using a wide frame, it is equipped with a 10.9-inch IPS full screen with a resolution of 2360 x 1640 264 ppi and a brightness of 500 nits, which supports the second generation Apple Pencil.
A major update has been made in the data interface. The iPad Air4 no longer uses the Lightning interface which has been used for a long time before, but changes to the USB-C interface which is the same as the iPad Pro. Compared with the previous generation iPad Air3, the data transmission rate is increased by 10 times and reaches 5Gbps.
Based on USB-C general standard, iPad Air4 can be conveniently connected with 4K display screen to obtain wider display effect, and can also conveniently use docking station to obtain a variety of external functions. The standard USB-C to USB-C data cable is convenient to use.
iPad Air4 has a built-in lithium polymer rechargeable battery of 28.6 watt-hours, and the battery life of A14 bionic processor with high energy efficiency with 5nm process can reach 10 hours. In terms of charging, it was happy that Apple didn’t cancel the charger of iPad Air4 because of environmental protection, but provided him with a brand-new 20W USB-C charger as standard, which supports USB PD fast charging standard. Compared with the old 18W USB-C charger, it can better serve iPad Air4.
After the dot on the front of the screen is removed, the upper and lower borders are narrowed. The iPad Air4 integrates the Touch ID into the top button, and both unlocking and authentication are performed in the upper right corner.
iPad Air4 rear camera is 12 million images, supporting Focus Pixels phase difference focusing, supporting 4K video shooting and 240fps slow motion video; 7 megapixel FaceTime front camera. In terms of color, this generation iPad Air4 offers a variety of color matching options, including deep space gray, silver, rose gold, green and sky blue, and there is always one for you.
In terms of price, iPad Air4 starts from RMB 4,799 in China, and the wireless LAN version is RMB 64,799/256GB 5999, and the cellular version is RMB 64,5799/256GB 6999.