Showing posts with label iPad Air. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPad Air. Show all posts

Thursday, December 22, 2022

iPad 10 vs iPad Air 5

iPad 10 vs iPad Air 5

The latest iPad (10th generation) that Apple has released recently, has an iPad label. But the design of this model is quite similar with iPad Air (5 th generation). Some people call this model 'iPad Air Lite.'

What is the iPad (10th generation)?

It is a tablet computer designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Basically, this one is the successor to the 9th generation iPad.

What is the iPad Air (5th generation)?

It is a 9.7-inch tablet computer. Apple Inc designed and marketed this model. iPad 10 vs iPad Air 5 Similarities:

There are a few similarities between these two models. Let's check it.

  • Both of these models come with Apple silicon chips and a 16-core Neural Engine with a 5nm process. In addition, both of these models are equipped with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display that has a resolution of 2360×1640 at 264 ppi. The display comes with True Tone whereas the brightness is 500 nits maximum. 
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating 
  • 12MP Wide rear camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture, 
  • digital zoom up to 5x, 
  • Smart HDR 3 for photos, 
  • 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps, 
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps, 
  • 3x video zoom, 
  • Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps or 240 fps, and 
  •  Time-lapse video with stabilization 
  • 12MP Ultra Wide front-facing camera with ƒ/2.4 aperture, 
  • 2x zoom out with Center Stage and Retina Flash, 
  • Smart HDR 3 for photos, 
  • Extended dynamic range for video up to 30 fps, 
  • Cinematic video stabilization 
  • Touch the ID top button
  • Landscape two-speaker audio 
  • USB-C port 
  • 5G connectivity on cellular models 
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life 
  • 64GB and 256GB storage options

 iPad 10 vs iPad Air 5 Differences:

Price & Availability:

The price of iPad 10th Generation starts at £449 in the United States for the WiFi version & £679 for the cellular version, and compared to the previous version, the price increase is significant. Therefore, people may think twice before purchasing the new generation model because the earlier generation is still available at $329 for the 64GB model and $479 for the 256GB Wi-Fi models.

The price of the WiFi version is £669, while £849 is the price of the cellular version of the model. You can see that the price is a little bit more than the iPad's tenth generation. As a result, several people buying for the first time may not prefer it unless they need the more powerful M1 chipset and the second-generation Apple Pencil.


iPad (10th generation) is available in four colors. These models come with normal color names like 'blue' instead of 'Epic Ocean View Blue Extreme Ultra.'

iPad Air 5th generation is available in five colors.


When it comes to talk about the 10th generation iPad, the variety of color options, Magic Keyboard Folio, and coupling of iPad will impress you for sure

The webpage of iPad Air lets you see the speed, power, and many other capabilities of the mpdel. Hence, the special thanks will go to the M1 chip. iPad Air can offer you a tablet for £170 extra.

Display and biometrics:

Both models come with Touch ID, which is integrated into the power button on the device top portion. When it comes to determine the quality of the mod model, brightness, and speed are the factors which you need to consider first.

If it comes to talk about the iPad Air, you will get to see three more display upgrades, including- full lamination, anti-reflective coating, and P3 color. Full lamination helps to remove the noticeable gap between the display & glass. As a result, you will get to see a less recessed display.

Whereas, the anti-reflective coating is beneficial when you are working in bright rooms or outdoors. In addition, the P3 color is more vibrant and has better color reproduction.

Remember that the displays are 60Hz panels indicating that you will not be able to enjoy silky-smooth ProMotion.when you scroll web pages and flick between Home Screens. iPad Air is the clear winner in this case.


A14 Bionic powers the tenth iPad generation, and it comes with six CPU cores and four GPU cores.

On the other hand, the M1 chip powers the iPad Air, including an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. So, the winner is a tie.

Power and Battery:

Both models are identical and get charged via USB-C. So, the winner is a tie.


Both models support Apple's Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil accessories. However, there are a few major differences. The first one is that these keywords aren't magic, actually. Therefore, ensure that you don't expect any magical witzard from Harry Potter. Otherwise, it will disappoint you.

The second is that Magic Keyboard Folio supported the 10th generation iPad. All credits go to the Microsoft Surface like kickstand and the keyboard's function row's inclusion. But the company decided to leave the earlier Magic Keyboard.

As per the website of Apple, the iPad Air doesn't support the Magic Keyboard Folio. It supports the second-generation Apple Pencil attached to the iPad for charging and storage. You should know that the tenth generation supports the first-generation Apple Pencil.

But there are two problems. The first one is that the 1st generation Apple Pencil usually get charged through Lightning.

Regarding the 1st gen Apple Pencil, you need to remove a cap from one end to charge it. Then, you should connect this to the lightning port of the iPad. But you should know that there does not exist any lightning port on the tenth gen iPad. Therefore, you need to connect the adapter before attaching the Apple Pencil. It indicates that the horizontal Pencil is capable of entering the airspace of the table that is near you at the time of charging the accessory.

The second problem is that the 1st gen Apple Pencil is shit.

So, hence, a clear winner is the iPad Air.


The cameras on the back are the same. While Apple says the FaceTime camera of the tenth generation iPad is a 'landscape Ultra Wide camera,' the iPad Air model comes with a '12MP Ultra Wide front camera'. Remember that these come with a Centre Stage support feature. So, the winner is a tie.


You can run both devices on iPadOS in general and iPadOS 16 in particular. However, there are some differences. For instance, iPad Air can run on the M1 processor. Therefore, it is capable of using the new Stage Manager multitasking tool. But the feature doesn't exist on the new iPad. It is expected that more M1 specifications will be launched in the Air in the upcoming days, because it has a newer processor. Compared to the new iPad, the Air will offer more software updates. So, iPad Air is the clear champion in this case despite the fact that iPadOS can run on iPad smoothly.

Apple Pencil Support:

These devices support different generations of Apple Pencils. It means that the iPad's tenth generation is compatible with the 1st gen Apple Pencil whereas the iPad Air is compatible with the 2nd gen of Apple stylus. Hence, you should know that you can use the Pencil of 2nd gen more easily. Besides, it is easily chargeable. The reason is that it enables the user to charge it wirelessly off the Air's side. If you want to use your Apple Pencil with iPad (10th generation), you should invest in Type C for the Lightning dongle. The reason is that the stylus must be connected to a Lightning port for charging. So, iPad Air 5 is the champion in this case.

iPad 10 vs iPad Air 5 Differences:

We have given here the iPad 10 vs iPad Air 5 differences in short.

             iPad 10

            iPad Air 5

A14 Bionic chip

‌M1‌ chip

6-core CPU with 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

4-core GPU

8-core GPU



sRGB display

Wide color (P3) and fully laminated display with anti-reflective coating

12MP landscape Ultra Wide front-facing camera

12MP portrait Ultra Wide front-facing camera

Bluetooth 5.2

Bluetooth 5.0

USB-C port (speeds up to 480 Mbps)

USB-C port (speeds up to 10 Gbps)

First-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ support (adapter required to pair and charge)

Second-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ support. Stage Manager support in iPadOS 16

Magic Keyboard Folio support

Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio support

7mm thickness

6.1mm thickness

Weight of 477/481 grams

Weight of 461/462 grams

Silver, Pink, Blue, and Yellow color options


Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue color options

Starts at $449

Starts at $599


We hope that now you have no more confusion and you can decide which one to choose as the article clears out all your doubts. Regarding weight & size, both are quite identical. The iPad Air may be about 1 mm thinner, and its weight is sixteen grams less than the other one.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Apple’s New iPad 2 Campaign

New iPad 2 Campaign
Apple has recently released a new iPad Air 2 campaign at the Sunday football showcasing various physical as well as software applications for the iPad Air 2. Featuring the title `Change’, the ad features a significant change in the marketing campaign of the company for its flagship tablet and is a departure from last year’s iPad Air which was focused on a single user.

Apple had previously promoted the iPad Air and iPad mini through its `Your Verse’, campaign and highlighted a single use case for the iPad in every ad of the campaign, in a particular field or discipline like mountaineering, sports training, marine biology, Bollywood choreography, music competition, travel writing and urban activism.

This new entry is not just the thinnest and lightest iPad created, but also the most powerful. From the studio to the classroom, the field to the garage, it helps individuals to identify new and improved ways to the various performances of their choice.

The original iPad when introduced four years ago set the standard for thinness and lightness and since then it has become even thinner and lighter which is due to its durable aluminium unibody. All Apple products are made from highly recyclable materials like aluminium and hence great efforts have been done to exclude harmful toxins from their components.

Colours Richer/Images Vivid & Sharper

The previous generation displays of iPads had used three separate components and iPad Air 2 has changed it all combining those three layers into only one which eliminates spaces between layers together with the internal reflectance due to those gaps.

The outcome is that the colours are richer, with great contrast while the images tend to get more vivid and sharper. The iPad Air 2 has a custom designed anti-reflective coating which reduces the glare by fifty six percent thus making it the least reflective tablet at present. Beside this, it is clearer and more readable in any kind of an environment such as office, classroom or even outdoors. Much attention is paid to the back of the iPad as it is done to the front with the anodized aluminium body of the iPad 2 which comes in three awesome metallic finishes which includes space gray, silver and gold.
Tagline `Change is in the Air’

Set to The Orwell’s - `Who Needs You’, this minute long ad which is similar to Apple’s `Dreams’ TV ad for iPhone 5s portrays a variety of instances across various settings wherein the iPad Air 2 is utilised in novel ways and the ad focuses on highlighting the device’s thinnest as well the lightness before summing with the tagline `Change is in the Air’.

Moreover the ad also promotes the webpage for the new campaign, and also features the iPad apps that are used in the ad which include Tayasui Sketches, AutoCAD 360, Post-it-Plus, iStopMotion for iPad, INSA’s GIF-ITI Viewer, OBD Fusion, Molecules by Theodore Gray and Animation Creator HD.

The TV ad of the new iPad Air 2 comes a couple of weeks after the release of the three TV ads for its Flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy  Fallon.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New iPad Air Leaks

New images displaying parts for the new full sized iPad have been leaked much ahead of its forthcoming Apple event, wherein photos re-published by blog portrays a full logic board for the new iPad Air together with parts for the new Home button with Touch ID, glass screen cover and audio control components.

The new iPad Air logic board, at first glance does not show anything new though adjusting colours of image indicate an unexpected addition, an A8X system on a chip. The new Apple iPad Air 2 shortly to be announced is rumoured that the slate is powered by an A8X chip. The A8X variant of Apples’ chip like the earlier A5X and A6X, will probably have improved GPU performance which is also an indication that Apple would be putting the display resolution to the forthcoming iPad Air 2 to the Retina HD.

This has been discovered in the updated iOS 8.1 Beta which showed user interface elements designated as `3x-ipad’. The A8 chip seems to be a powerful processor which can handle larger iPhone screen and hence it seems that the A8X would be bringing the iPad much ahead of the iPhone with regards to specifications for the first time in a few years, if legitimate.

RAM increased to 2GB – Heavy Multitasking

Though the specifics of the resolution in question are unknown, there is a possibility of Apple shipping a sharper display than the present 2048 x 1536 pixel panel. Besides, additional GPU horsepower is not the only thing the A8X would be bringing to the table, it is alleged that the RAM would also be increased to 2GB, enabling heavy multitasking.

Other novelties for iPad user would be thinner profile at 7.5mm, 720m FaceTime camera together with Apple Pay besides the Touch ID. The internal storage option is also said to be of 32GBm 64GB and 128GB.There could also be various other reasons for Apple to choose to move to the A8X on its latest iPad Air, in making the iPad far better at graphics processing than the iPhone.

Some analyst reports together with indications from the iOS 8.1 beta software development kit shows that Apple would be moving to higher resolution Retina HD displays on the iPad Air later this year, shows that the screen would be 30-40% sharper on the iPad Air.

Need of a Much Stronger Graphic Processor

With the addition of pixels across 9.7 inches screen space, the iPad Air would need a much stronger graphics processor in order to keep the device functioning smoothly during operation. The new volume control component was also leaked wherein the audio volume up and down buttons are seen on the lower end of the image displayed, but in line with some leaked shells, a dedicated mute switch though is not shown on this particular part.

At the moment, there is a lack of leaks with regards to the new iPad mini which could be due to the constraints of shipping of the new model through 2014.The event on October 16th,will also be covering sharper iMacs and MacBook together with final details on OS X Yosemite.