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Apple's new iPad Air starts shipping today

The latest iPad Air promises a better camera and a faster chip — and comes in a new color.
The new iPad will include a faster M1 chip, 5G,  a 12-megapixel camera and a new color, blue.
The new iPad will include a faster M1 chip, 5G, a 12-megapixel camera and a new color, blue.Apple

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Ten days after its announcement, Apple's newest iPad will start shipping today, as will the new iPhone SE 3.

iPad Air 5

The latest version of Apple’s budget tablet, the iPad Air, features several improvements from its previous iteration, including: The M1 chip, which is used in Apple’s latest-model Mac desktops and iPad pro tablet; 5G connectivity; a 12-megapixel forward camera with Center Stage teleconferencing; support for Apple Pencil (second generation); improved multitasking capabilities; a new color, blue.

Features that remain the same on the latest iPad include: 10.9-inch screen, either 64GB or 256GB storage, starting price of $599 without cellular service and $749 with cellular service, color options including Space Gray, Starlight (white), pink and purple, 100-percent certified recycled aluminum casing.

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