New iPad Air 5 release date, price, news and leaks

Recently the Apple Event brought the brand new iPad Pro 2021, we are sure that you weren’t waiting for the iPad Air 5 soon- the probabilities of that mid-range tablet coming were less chance you can say almost zero.

Why do we predict that? Well, it’s not been long since the iPad Air 4 launch-its still honestly new as tablets go, so we wouldn’t suppose a new one for at least six or up to 18 months.

The first three generations of iPad Air had all modeled are equally same look, but the iPad Air 4 carried a design renovation to the series, moving it from simply being a bigger entry-level iPad into efficiently an “iPad Pro Lite” device, the 2020 iPad Air hit the shelves with a fresh design and look, substantial processing power and a side-mounted highly responsive fingerprint scanner, but without some of the superior features that make the iPad Pro the top listed tablet.

Now the question is what could the iPad Air 5 bring? Another design? Developments to the display(screen)? Extra Camera? No doubt we have heard all of these possibilities and many more according to several leaks and rumors. Here we are going to provide you every detail on this next-generation iPad Air 5 tablet.


IPad Air 5 expected release date and price

Though Apple never usually keeps to an annual release schedule for its iPad Air series, we can at least speculate that the release of this new next-generation tablet won’t launch before October 2021 which is usually a year after the launch of the iPad Air 4.

Though October now looks like the earliest we will see the iPad Air 5, it could be launched even later than October, with one source talking regarding the new model in 2022, so if you are really looking to buy a new tablet now, then iPad Air 4 will currently the latest model now for you.

When it comes to the price, the iPad Air 4 costs $599 for a model with 64 GB of storage, with a higher range of models with more storage options. We could also see prices for the iPad Air 5 in the same range.

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News and rumors on iPad Air 5

Though there is not much news about the iPad Air 5 yet, one source claims that an iPad Air model launching probably in early 2022 will have a 10.9-inch OLED screen.

That size is exactly equal to the iPad Air 4, but the technology is dissimilar, as current models use LCD. A move to OLED could lead to better contrast and colors, among other upgrades.

However, more recent gossips on this Apple tablet recommend that OLED is not working out as Apple desired, so the iPad Air 5 is going to stick with old LCD instead. That’s come from not one but two reports now.

Though other sources didn’t mention regarding the OLED but did say the iPad Air 5 will have a 10.9-inch screen, along with an A15 Bionic chipset, plus 5G, a dual-lens camera (probable first in the iPhone 13 range), plus 5G, a dual-lens camera, four stereo speakers, and a design that’s similar to the iPad Pro 11 Though it’s still without Face ID.

What we expect to see on iPad Air 5

Here is what people expect to see in the next iPad Air model.

1. Generous storage options

The iPad Air 4 is available with two storage options like 64 GB and 256 GB, which is quite a bit expensive.

Most tablets come with a 128 GB variant, because it satisfies well to most of people, and would work well with iCloud for those who require extra storage still.

We would like to see the iPad Air 5 arrive with 128 GB of storage, with Apple dropping the 64 GB option completely. The latter may be an appropriate establishment for entry-level iPads but is questionable to ever be adequate for the kinds of power users who would be investing in the iPad Air.

2. Improved selfie Camera

Many people are not satisfied with the 7-megapixel selfie camera on iPad Air 4 unit because of not good quality video calling, selfies, and video recording. Now people are expecting 10 to 12 Megapixel selfie cameras on the unit for better video quality along with advanced technology.  

3. Even More color Choices

Now we are expecting the iPad 5 with more color options. Before the iPad Air 4 came with many options also and the iPhone XR and iPhone 12 are also available in amazing colors.

4. Longer lasting battery

The iPad Air 4’s battery lasted almost 10 hours of use. This is almost the same as many other major iPads; 9-12 hours is the quoted figure for general use. If you are a heavy user, then you probably need more battery backup.

Though, if you are an innovative creator and using iPad on movie shoots then you may struggle with that many hours.

Now heavy users are expecting to boost battery backup on the upcoming iPad Air 5.

5. Better iPad widget handling

No doubt the most problematic thing with iPad OS14 and Apple’s software, then iPad hardware, but it’s a chance we would welcome.

One of the major features of iOS 14 is the capability to create widgets based on your application, and leave them on the home screen for effortless use. IPadOS, you can only add these widgets to a container on the home page, making them problematic to find if you have lots of apps, and consequently much less handy.

6. Thinner Bezels                                          

The iPad Air 4 and iPad Pro designs come with less bezels than the entry-level iPad and iPad Mini, but there remains an attractive solid match its screen size. This is definitely not a deal-breaking demand, which is the main reason it sits last on this, but thinner bezels always give an amazing look and people are expecting a thinner Bezel this time on the new iPad Air 5

Also Read: The iPad Air with OLED looks increasingly unlikely to happen in 2022


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