Apple launches new iPad Mini and iPad Air

2019 Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini released with Pencil support

Apple stopped reporting iPad, iPhone, and Mac unit sales during its previous holiday quarter. The updated iPad Air also includes Apple Pencil support, though it does only work with the first generation Apple Pencil, not the newer model that supports the iPad Pro. The iPad mini 4 is definitely looking at Black Friday-level discounts before long, both brand-new and refurbished, the latter of which costs $419 at the time of this writing on the official online Apple Store with 128 gigs of local digital hoarding room and cellular connectivity. By comparison, the standard iPad, which continues alongside the new model, has a 9.7in display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, which equates to an identical 264ppi. The new display has a brightness of 500 nits and it also supports True Tone for a more comfortable viewing experience under different light source.

Physically, the thing looks similar to the outgoing model, with hulking bezels around the screen that only a mother could love. There's a headphone jack, too.

The nearly entirely pointless 16GB model has been dropped from the line-up, along with the 128GB version.

The new iPad mini still has the same, 7.9-inch form factor.

2019 Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini released with Pencil support
iPad mini for 2019 has the power of the new iPad Air with a smaller 7.9" display

The iPad Air is Apple's statement that the needs of the "pro" have moved on, and the spec list it was offering with the Pro 10.5 simply wasn't enough - although still would be desirable for some consumers, so it shaved off a few small specs that the more casual user wouldn't use (because if the iPad is your main weekend camera, you've got a problem) and brought the price down.

With the A12 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini is a powerful multi-tasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. Like the Mini, the screen gains True Tone tech. Before this release, the last iPad Mini, the fourth-generation version, had been on shelves since 2015. It's, of course, entirely up to you if you want to go for these options, and if you're just after a spot of extra power then it's your choice on whether you want to spend a little more cash. In India, the Wi-Fi only iPad Air has been priced starting Rs. 44,900 and at Rs. 55,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. An odd omission for a device many will attach to a keyboard.

In the year ended September 2018, Apple made about $19 billion in revenue from iPad sales, a very small portion compared with the almost $167 billion it generated from the sale of iPhones. The cover for the Mini will be available for Rs 3,500 for iPad mini and Rs 3,700 for iPad Air in charcoal gray, white, pink sand and a new papaya, with additional Leather Smart Covers available for iPad Air in black, saddle brown, midnight blue and red. The new iPad Pro 12.9 starts at a whopping $999 with a humble 64 gigs of internal storage, while the old model is on sale today at a heavily marked-down price of $749 in a 512GB configuration.

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