After launching awesome macOS devices Apple is now replacing its A-series processor with M1 Soc in the iPad Air since last year. This year also Apple launched its iPad Air 2022 powered by M1 Soc processors making it a very affordable iPad with M1 processors. If we talk about functionality, it has still less just like previous models. Apple kept the price at Rs. 54,900 for the base variant which seems very expensive compared to other tablets. With this, it’s time to find out whether iPad Air 2022 is worth its price or not.
Built and Architecture
The new iPad Air is very identical to its predecessor. The design is the exact copy of the old version of the iPad Air. It is very difficult to identify the new iPad Air if both models are placed side by side. The thickness offered in iPad Air is about 6.1mm and is made up of an aluminum body. It has two speaker grills placed on the top and bottom of the device.
The type-C port is at the bottom of the iPad, just like the 2020 model. The power button and fingerprint sensor come together. Experts recommend registering with both index fingers in the Touch ID setup process. However, users reported that they have to use their right index finger in portrait mode and left index finger in landscape mode to unlock the device.
Aluminum-built volume rockers are present on the device’s sides. and are made of aluminum. In this new model, Apple introduced new volume buttons which means the user needs to use that button on the right side to increase the volume.
You can insert a SIM card or use the eSIM feature for data connectivity on the cellular model. On the back side, we get only a single camera whereas in the 2021 model we use to get a dual camera. The iPad Air logo is present on the bottom side of the device just above the accessory connector.
You can use iPad Air as your MacBook Air just by integrating it with the keyboard. You can also use it as a tablet. The display size is sufficiently big to use as an infotainment device. It is very slim and the weight distribution is perfect. You can even carry it with a single hand without any kind of fatigue.
The fingerprint print sensors provided in the device are very accurate and authentic. The display is very sharp and crisp. However, the aspect ratio provided is 4:3 which causes the widescreen video to run letterboxed. If you like AMOLED display with punchy colour output then you might get disappointed by the colors of the iPad. The dual speakers provided on the iPad are sufficient enough to fill a small room. iPad Air 2022 could be the best device for web surfing and entertainment if you don’t possess a laptop.
The Apple M1 Soc is vigorous enough to handle all your heavy games. You can play heavy games like Asphalt 9, BGMI, Fortnight, etc. However, the back panel of the device becomes hot after 20 minutes of gaming. Battery drainage is also very faster on playing games.
However, on normal usage, the battery didn’t give much trouble. You can easily expect 8-9 hours of battery backup on normal usage. Apple also claims that its iPad Air lasts up to 10 hours. We also get a 20W USB type-C charger that can charge from 0 to 50% in 1-hour.
The 12MP camera integrated into the iPad is good only for scanning documents and taking pictures occasionally. If you’re a professional-level photographer then camera quality might disappoint you. In the front camera, we get Apple center stage which automatically keeps the subject in the center of the frame, even if multiple persons or objects come and go from the camera frame.
|Number of cores||Octa-core|
|Screen resolution||1640 x 2360 pixels|
|Screen size||10.9 inch|
|Screen type||IPS LCD|
|Colors||Blue, Pink, Purple, Space Grey, Starlight|
|Unlock options||Fingerprint and face unlock|
|Number Of Rear Cameras||Single|
|Flash||Retina Front Flash|
|Shooting Modes||Continuous Shooting|
SOFTWARE AND SOUND
|Operating system & UI||iPadOS v15|
|Audio jack||Present, Type-C|
|Fast charging support||Not available|
|Wi-fi||Available with 5GHz, MIMO|
|NFC Chipset||Not Available|
|Another sensor||AccelerometerLight Sensor Proximity Sensor Gyroscope|
iPad Air price in India (2022)
The Apple iPad Air also known as iPad Air 5th Generation is offered at a price range of Rs. 54,900 in India for the 64 GB Wi-fi variants. The Price for the 256GB variant is around Rs. 68,900. With the implementation of 5G technology in the iPad the price increases by Rs. 14,000.
The iPad Air 2022 is another remarkable smart device powered by M1 Soc. The new model has very slight changes but still these small things matter. The iPad Air is a superb entertainment device and even can handle heavy games.
With the implementation of Apple M1 Soc iPad Air (2022) is far better than iPad Air (2021) in terms of performance. As a result, iPad Air 2022 is best for those who are hunting for a good-performance device. You can also purchase apple accessories with an iPad to enhance your experience.