Apple has unveiled an all-new iPad Air and a new iPad Mini.
The new iPad Air is powered by the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine to give the device a 70% boost in performance. The 10.5-inch Retina display has True Tone technology.
“iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“Today the iPad family takes two big leaps forward with an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air that brings high-end size, features and performance at a breakthrough price, and a major upgrade to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which also brings Apple Pencil, Retina display and the A12 Bionic chip to the many customers that love its compact size.”
The new iPad Mini has the same A12 Bionic chip as the new iPad Air but the 7.9-inch advanced Retina display has True Tone technology and wide colour support.
Both the new iPad Air and iPad Mini come with Apple Pencil support (1st Gen), front and rear facing cameras that can shoot 1080p HD video and is great for AR experiences.
In addition to the new iPads, Apple will also be rolling out an update for iWork for iOS that will have integrated Apple Pencil support, new animations in Keynote and more. The new iWork update will be available next week.
The new iPad Air and iPad Mini are available now and come in Space Grey, Silver and Gold.
Canadian pricing for the new iPad Air are below:
- 64GB (Wi-Fi) – $649 CAD
- 256GB (Wi-Fi) – $849 CAD
- 64GB (Wi-Fi & Cellular) – $819 CAD
- 256GB (Wi-Fi & Cellular) – $1,019 CAD
And Canadian pricing for the new iPad Mini is as follows:
- 64GB (Wi-Fi) – $529 CAD
- 256GB (Wi-Fi) – $729 CAD
- 64GB (Wi-Fi & Cellular) – $699 CAD
- 256GB (Wi-Fi & Cellular) – $899 CAD
The Apple Pencil (1st Gen) is available seperately for $129 CAD.