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Apple quietly refreshes the iPad mini and iPad Air lineup

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Apple has quietly refreshed its iPad mini and iPad Air lineup. It was rumored that new models of iPad lineup will launch on 25th of March in Apple’s special Event alongside with its own streaming and news subscription service, but the 2019 models have been quietly launched on 18th of March. Both new iPad’s get lot of things in common like, the refreshed iPad’s get the last year’s Apple A12 Bionic processor, also both new iPad’s have support for Apple Pencil with the laminated display which was only found in Pro lineup. Apple has also equipped both models with its True Tone display, anti-reflective coating, P3 wide color gamut and Bluetooth 5.0. Both the models will be running the latest iOS 12.

iPad mini

The iPad mini lineup was last refreshed in 2015 since then everyone was waiting for a new generation of the mini lineup. The design of the new iPad mini remains the same as of 2014. The new iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display with 2048×1536 (326 PPI) resolution with True Tone technology, 500 nits brightness, and Apple Pencil support. The processor has been upgraded from A8 to A12 Bionic.

In-camera department, the rear camera is the same as the last generation, only the front camera has been upgraded from 1.2 MP to 7 MP (f/2.2), still, the rear camera doesn’t get a rear LED flash, the rear, and the front camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps. The rear camera has the ability to record Slow-Mo videos at 120 fps. It gets the no Face ID as rumored, it has the same Touch ID sensor at front. However, the RAM capacity is unknown. The 2019 iPad mini comes equipped with stereo speakers and dual mic setup, but it misses on the smart connector which the 2019 iPad Air has. It weighs 300.5 grams (0.66 pound) for WiFi Model and 308.2 grams (0.68 pound) for WiFi+Cellular Model.

Apple iPad mini
iPad mini 2019
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The 2019 iPad mini will be available in two models WiFi Only and (WiFi+Cellular). The new iPad mini will come in two storage options 64 GB and 256 GB starting at $399 (roughly Rs. 28,000) for the 64 GB variant and it will be available in three color options Silver, Space Grey, and Gold.

iPad mini colours
iPad mini 2019 colors

iPad Air

The most recent iPad Air was launched in 2014, since then there was no new generation. The new iPad Air has changed completely. The new iPad Air gets the same design as the last generation iPad Pro lineup with narrower bezels. The new model has a 10.5-inch display with 2224×1668 resolution (264 PPI) with True Tone technology, 500 nits brightness, and Apple Pencil support. This also has the A12 Bionic processor.

In-camera department, the rear camera is 8 MP (f/2.4) and front camera has been upgraded to 7 MP (f/2.4), this model also misses out the rear LED flash, the rear, and the front camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps. The rear camera has the ability to record Slow-Mo videos at 120 fps. It has Touch ID as the last generation, no Face ID as rumored. RAM capacity is unknown for this model also. The 2019 iPad Air comes equipped with stereo speakers and dual mic setup, also it has the smart connector like the iPad Pro lineup to connect the Smart Keyboard case. It weighs 456 grams (1.0 pound) for WiFi Model and 464 grams (1.02 pound) for WiFi+Cellular Model.

Apple iPad Air
iPad Air 2019

The 2019 iPad Air will be available in two models WiFi Only and (WiFi+Cellular). The 2019 iPad Air will be available in two storage options 64 GB and 256 GB and three colors Silver, Space Grey and Gold. The 2019 iPad Air starts at $499 (roughly Rs. 35000) for 64 GB variant.

 

iPad Air colours
iPad Air 2019 colors

 

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