The fifth-gen iPad Air is basically the same as the iPad Air 4, but with a new A15 Bionic chip, 5G, and a few new eye-catching colors.
The iPad Air was last updated in 2020 when it got an iPad Pro-like redesign, fun colors, and a power button with Touch ID. Alongside the iPhone SE (2022), Apple announced the iPad Air 5.
The design is unchanged (still a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display) but underneath the hood, there’s a whole lot going on.
The iPad Air 5 uses the same M1 chip as the 2021 iPad Pro and M1 Macs.
iPad Air 5 tech specs
• A15 Bionic Chip
• 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2,360 x 1,640)
• Touch ID
• 12-megapixel rear camera
• 12-megapixel FaceTime camera with Center Stage
• 64GB or 256GB
Not only are CPU and GPU performance faster on the iPad Air 5 versus the iPad Air 4, but the tablet also supports 5G speeds (on the cellular models), bringing it in line with the M1 iPad Pro and iPad Mini 6.