Apple has silently launched it’s new Apple 10.5″ iPad Air & 7.9″ iPad Mini with 1st Gen Apple Pencil support. These devices will be available in Silver, Space Grey and Gold finishes and in 64GB as well as 256GB storage options. The iPad Air starts at $499 in the US for the Wi-Fi only model while the Wi-Fi + Cellular model for $629.
The iPad mini starts at $399 for the Wi-Fi only model and is priced at $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular version and both the devices can be bought from Apple US online store. Furthermore, both the devices will be supporting 1st Gen Apple Pencil which is available for purchase separately for $99.
The iPad Air comes with an ultra-thin design with a 10.5-inch screen with Advanced Retina display with True Tone technology. The device comes powered with the A12 Bionic Chip. On the other hand, the iPad mini comes with a 7.9-inch screen with the same Advanced Retina display with True Tone. Both the devices will have the same Wi-Fi and gigabit LTE connectivity like earlier iPad Pro models and also support eSIM connectivity.
Both the devices are available for pre-order from today in many countries that include, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Luxembourg Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US. We should be knowing when these devices will be shipped soon in next few days.
Starting next week, the new iPad Air and iPad mini will be available in countries like China and Macau for the Wi-Fi only model and both the models in Mexico. Other countries like Colombia, Greece, India, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand(Wi-Fi models only) and Turkey will be followed soon.
There is also a Smart Keyboard with layouts for over 30 languages for the 10.5-inch iPad Air for purchase separately for $159. There are Smart Polyurethane Covers that are available for $39 for iPad mini while its $49 for the iPad Air available in Charcoal Grey, White Pink Sand, and new Papaya color options. Apple is also providing additional Leather Smart Covers for the iPad Air for $69 in Black, Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and Red options.
Apple has also announced an update to its iWork for iOS which will be available from next week that brings enhanced integration of Apple including new animation options in Keynote. Are you planning to get any of these two devices? Let us know by commenting in the section below and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.