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iPad Air (4th Generation) 10.9-inch Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 255
Article Title = iPad Air (4th Generation) 10.9-inch Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 16th September 2020
Article Last Updated = 16th September 2020
Article URL = https://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?255

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about the iPad Air (4rd Generation) 10.9-inch
Q. What is the iPad Air (4th generation)?
A. The new iPad Air is the 4th generation iPad Air and is an upgraded version of the iPad Air series - it launched on 15th September 2020 with shipping/availability starting in October 2020.
Q. What sizes are available?
A. There is one size available - 10.9-inch.
Q. What are the main differences between the this iPad Air and the previous model?
A. The main differences include:
  • New design with slightly bigger edge-to-edge screen
  • 10.9" liquid retina display with P3 wide colour / true-tone / anti-reflective coating
  • Touch ID incorporated into the primary on/off button
  • New colours - rose gold / green / sky blue
  • A14 Bionic chip
  • 12MP rear camera
  • USB-C
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Stereo sound in landscape mode
  • Supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation) + Apple Magic Keyboard
Q. What storage capacities is the iPad Air (4th generation) available in?
A. 64GB and 256GB.
Q. What colours is the iPad Air (4th generation) available in?
A. Silver, space grey, rose gold, green and sky blue.
Q. What are the system requirements for using an iPad Air (4th generation)?
A. The following are required:
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 (4th generation) support?
A. See this article.
Q. Does the iPad Air (4th generation) have USB-C?
A. Yes - the Apple Lightning connector has been replaced by USB-C.
Q. Does the iPad Air (4th generation) come with a USB charger?
A. Yes - you get a 20W USB‑C power adapter + a 1 metre USB‑C charge cable.
Q. Does the iPad Air (4th generation) still come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
A. No.
Q. Does the iPad Air (4th generation) support the Apple Pencil?
A. Yes including the Apple Pencil (2nd generation).
Q. Does the iPad Air (4th generation) have Face ID?
A. No - it has a Touch ID sensor incorporated into the primary on/off button.
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. What version of iPadOS does the iPad Air (4th generation) come with?
A. It comes with iPadOS 14.
Q. I don't want iPadOS 14. Can I install/run an earlier version of iPadOS?
A. No.
Q. Are there official Apple cases available for the iPad Air (4th generation)?
A. Yes - they are available from the Apple Store.

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