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iPad Air 5 Vs iPad Air 4: What’s Improved? Should You Buy New iPad Air?

Apple has finally unveiled its latest iPad Air 5th generation (2022) at its “Peek Performance” event. This new iPad showcases the same design as the iPad Air 4 along with substantial hardware improvements. If you are excited to buy this, then look at these top reasons to find if you should buy the new iPad Air 5 or not.

Should You Buy New iPad Air 5th Gen (2022)

Similar Physical Appearance

The physical appearance of the newly launched iPad Air 5 is exactly similar to that of the iPad Air 4. Apart from an insignificant change in weight, both the iPads are identical in terms of design and physical appearance.

Hardware and Performance Improvements

This time the new iPad Air features the powerful M1 processor which claims up to a 60% performance boost from its predecessor. With that being said, let’s look at other significant improvements in comparison to the iPad Air 4.

Available Color Options

The new iPad Air 5 comes with 5 beautiful color options namely, Space Grey, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue.

iPad Air 5th Gen – Storage Capacities and Pricing

Now that we know about the improved features that the iPad Air 5 has to offer, let’s have a quick look at different storage capacities and their associated pricing. You can pre-order this product from Friday, March 11, 2022, or purchase it directly from Apple online store starting March 18th, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Will iPad Air 5 support Apple Pencil?

Yes, it supports the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil.

Q. What is the Screen Refresh Rate of the newly launched iPad Air 5 (2022)?

Unfortunately, the iPad Air 5 supports a 60 Hz screen refresh rate like its predecessor.

Q. How much RAM does the iPad Air 5 has?

The iPad Air 5 packs 8GB of RAM along with the new M1 processor chip.

Q. What is the Estimated Battery Life of the iPad Air 5?

Apple claims to provide 10 hours of surfing on the web/watching videos on WiFi. However, the WiFi+Cellular models offer 9 hours of continuous usage.

Q. Does the new iPad Air 5 has the Face ID feature?

Unfortunately, no. It has Touch-ID like the iPad Air 4.

Q. Is the new iPad Air 5G compatible?

Yes, the new iPad Air 5 supports over 20 5G Bands.

Final Verdict: Should You Buy New iPad Air 5?

While the newly launched iPad Air 5 offers a significant performance upgrade, we do not believe it to be a plausible purchase for an existing 4th gen iPad Air user. However, the new colors and the performance boost are definitely tempting to be tried out. Do let us know what you feel via comments and stay tuned for more awesome buying guides.

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Paras Rastogi

Being an Ardent Tech-Enthusiast, Paras is super passionate about new gadgets and technologies since childhood. His passion has developed him to write tech blogs that allow him to help people and make their digital lives easier. When he is not working, you can find him on Twitter.