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iPad Air (3rd Generation) 10.5-inch Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 231
Article Title = iPad Air (3rd Generation) 10.5-inch Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 18th March 2019
Article Last Updated = 20th March 2019
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?231

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about the iPad Air (3rd Generation) 10.5-inch
Q. What is the iPad Air?
A. The new iPad Air is the 3rd generation iPad Air and is an upgraded version of the iPad Air series - they launched on 18th March 2019.
Q. What's with the naming convention? Why isn't this called the iPad Air 3?
A. Don't ask. Steve Job's ideal of simplicity has been thrown out of the window.
Q. What sizes are available?
A. There is one size available - 10.5-inch.
Q. What are the main differences between the this iPad Air and the previous model?
A. The main differences include:
  • Larger 10.5-inch screen
  • A12 Bionic chip + embedded M12 coprocessor
  • 7MP front FaceTime HD camera
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • New 256GB higher storage capacity option
Q. What storage capacities is the iPad Air (3rd generation) available in?
A. 64GB and 256GB.
Q. What colours is the iPad Air (3rd generation) available in?
A. Silver, space grey and gold.
Q. What are the system requirements for using an iPad Air (3rd generation)?
A. The following are required:
  • An Apple ID (for some features)
  • Internet access
  • Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires
Q. I'm not running OS X 10.11.6 or later. What can I do?
A. Check to see if you can upgrade to OS X 10.11.6 or later.
Q. What mobile frequencies does the iPad Air (3rd generation) support?
A. See this article.
Q. Does the iPad Air (3rd generation) have USB-C?
A. No - it still has the Apple Lightning connector.
Q. Does the iPad Air (3rd generation) still come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. Yes.
Q. Does the iPad Air (3rd generation) support the Apple Pencil?
A. Yes - but it only supports the 1st generation Apple Pencil.
Q. Does the iPad Air (3rd generation) have Face ID?
A. No - it still has the Home button/Touch ID sensor.
Q. Does the fingerprint identity sensor system store images of my fingerprint?
A. Apple has officially stated that the iPhone doesn't store actual images of users' fingerprints on the device only fingerprint data which is encrypted within the processor. Third-party applications cannot use the scanner facility. Those who wish the use Touch ID also have to create a passcode as a backup. Only that passcode (not a finger) can unlock the phone if the phone is rebooted or hasn't been unlocked for 48 hours. This feature is meant to block hackers from stalling for time as they try to find a way to circumvent the fingerprint scanner. See Apple's official tech note on the subject.
Q. Are there official Apple cases available for the iPad Air (3rd generation)?
A. Yes - they are available from the Apple Store.

Article Keywords: iPad Air (3rd generation) 10.5-inch v12iOS iOS12

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