Apple details A14 chipset ahead of iPhone 12 lineup announcement

Ruben Fields
September 16, 2020

Now that the Home Button is gone, the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the power button on the top of the iPad Air. "At first glance it looks like an iPad Pro, with flat sides and edge-to-edge Liquid Retina 10.9" screen.

There is a reason why Apple spells out how fast the chip makes its new tablet compared to some other popular devices in the world of consumer electronics (without mentioning any brand names, of course). And for the first time, Neural Engine is arriving in tow with the A12 Bionic chip.

It will also be running iPadOS 14, and that gives you access to a ton. There is also support for the 1st-gen Apple Pencil as well as keyboards from Apple and third-party vendors.

Apple Inc. announced a revamp to the iPad Air that makes the tablet look like the pricier iPad Pro line by removing long-time features such as the Home Button and adding an edge-to-edge screen. Apple launched Face ID in 2017 as a means to unlock your smartphone, and while Face ID caught traction with many users across the industry, the biometric encryption has been complicated by mask-wearing protocols during the pandemic.

OnePlus 8T latest render reveals new camera design
The device will run OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 and is likely to be the first OnePlus phone to run Android 11 out-of-the-box. This phone is reported to feature four cameras: 48MP primary, 16MP ultra-wide lens, 5MP macro, and a 2MP portrait sensor.

However, the star of the hour is the new iPad Air, which will make the previously announced iPad Pro a relic from the past.The new iPad comes equipped with the latest A14 Bionic chip, which is supposed to make it the fastest iPad ever.

In terms of price and availability, the iPad 8 is now available to order starting Friday, September 18, with a starting price of $ 329 for the Wi-Fi model and $ 459 for the Wi-Fi + mobile model. The device maintains the essence of the classic design, with a 10.2-inch Retina display and a FaceTime camera for making video calls. Lightning is officially only found on the eighth-gen iPad and iPad Mini. In the fiscal third quarter this year, Apple made US$6.6 billion in sales from the iPad, the most since the 2018 holiday season. Those cameras should deliver clear and vibrant photos and videos.

Touching a bit more on the display, the new Air has a resolution of 2360×1640, True Tone, and proper lamination so it doesn't feel like there's a gap between your finger and the pixels. That's a pretty big leap in terms of speed, and you don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get that performance either.

The screen will also be borderless and comes in five colors: silver, space gray, sky blue, green, and rose gold. We'll circle back once preorders start.

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