Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad Air and it looks like the iPad Air 5 release date could land this year.
As we push in 2022 we’ve heard a lot about the new products Apple’s got up its sleeve for this year and beyond. While a lot of rumors have centered around the Phone 14 series and iPhone SE 3, we’ve also heard about potential changes coming to Apple’s iPad lineup.
We’ve heard about new iPad Pro models. We’ve also seen several iPad Air 5 rumors emerge. Leaks are still filling in the blanks, but it’s a device you’ll want to dig into if you’re planning to buy a new iPad in 2022.
iPad Air 5 Rumors
Apple is reportedly working on a follow-up to the iPad Air 4 it launched back in late 2020.
The initial batch of information came from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo which means the rumors are extremely credible. We’ve also got details from hit-or-miss publication Digitimes and several other sources including Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
These iPad Air 5 rumors put those of you in the market for a new tablet in a bit of a tough position. While a lot of shoppers will be perfectly fine buying an iPad or another tablet model in early 2022, others might want to hold out and wait for more information or for the iPad Air 5 release.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to think about waiting for the rumored iPad Air 5 and the best reasons to go with another device.
Wait for Performance Improvements
You can expect Apple to tack performance improvements onto the iPad Air 5.
Apple always makes generation-t0-generation upgrades so there's little doubt that we'll see some changes on board a new iPad Air.
We'll almost certainly see an upgraded processor (a report out of Japan claims it will utilize Apple's A15 chip) which should help in key areas like battery life, overall speed/multitasking, and gaming.
There's also a chance Apple improves on the Touch ID system that arrived on board the fourth-generation iPad Air.
We could also see tweaks to other important features like the speakers. Mac Otakara says the iPad Air 5 could have a four speaker audio setup.
We'll let you know when we learn more.
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