Apple iPad Air (2022)

Apple iPad Air (2022)
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • Display: 10.9 inches, 1640 x 2360 pixels, 264 ppi, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: Apple M1
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: iPadOS 15.4, upgradable to iPadOS 17.2
  • Battery: 7606 mAh
  • Released Date: 18-03-2022



Device Type Apple iPad
Model A2589, A2591
Released March, 2022
Status Available


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Liquid Retina IPS LCD
Size 10.9 inches
Resolution 1640 x 2360 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~264 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor


Dimensions 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm
Weight 461 g (Wi-Fi), 462 g (5G)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Colors Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, Blue


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iPadOS 15.4, upgradable to iPadOS 17.2
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano-SIM and eSIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple M1
CPU Octa-core (4x3.2 GHz & 4xX.X GHz)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple GPU (8-core graphics)
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB, 256GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
3.5mm jack No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology Album art cover, Background playback


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 7606 mAh
Battery Life 6.5 hours
Charging USB Type-C


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 12 MP
Front Camera 12 MP
Image 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps
Video 4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps
Camera Features HDR, gyro-EIS
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
USB USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes (5G model only)
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I found the rumored addition of the M1 chip to the new iPad Air impressive. This dramatically increases the processing power to an even more impressive level, especially for the price point.
In real world use, I don't have an especially demanding workflow on my iPad so I didn't notice a big experiential difference between the M1 Air and my iPad Pro. But the M1 ensures the Air will stay very responsive and capable for years. Editing photos and playing games were extremely fast. Basic tasks like email and web browsing also felt snappier.
- Engadget
User Reviews 2 I was surprised Apple put the powerful M1 chip from their MacBooks and iPad Pros into the new iPad Air without raising the price. The new colors this year are more vibrant; I love the new blue. The cellular model now supports 5G, but not the fastest mmWave 5G. Many aspects are unchanged from last year's model though, like the design, display, camera hardware and battery life.
Games like Genshin Impact and Pokémon Unite run flawlessly at high frame rates. However, the 60Hz display causes some visual latency when drawing despite the fast performance.
- Dave2D
User Reviews 3 The iPad Air has exceeded expectations and I really enjoy using it daily now. At this point, I absolutely think it was worth purchasing. For others looking to get into iPad but wanting something beyond the base model, the M1 powered Air is perfect.
- Andrew Clare
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Powerful M1 chip provides excellent performance
- Great for photo/video editing and gaming
- Will remain fast and capable for many years
Good battery life
- Compact, lightweight, and portable design
- Base 64GB storage may be too limited for some
- Lacks ProMotion 120Hz display of iPad Pro models

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10

iPad Air 2022, fueled by the M1 chip, emerges as a formidable device, catering to a broad audience seeking high-performance tablets.

Apple's strategic pricing and technological advancements make the iPad Air a top contender in the tablet market, offering a compelling balance of power, portability, and affordability.

M1 Chip Performance Dominates Benchmarks

Benchmark tests reveal that the M1 iPad Air surpasses not only previous iPad models but also outperforms the 2021 iPad Pro.

The 8-core CPU and GPU contribute to the tablet's exceptional performance in handling demanding applications and games.

Real-World Use Highlights Versatility

Real-world usage experiences align with benchmark findings, showcasing the M1 chip's capabilities.

The iPad Air excels in tasks ranging from 4K video editing to graphics work, providing a snappy performance even in everyday activities like email and web browsing. The tablet's power ensures a smooth performance over the years.

Impressive Design and Portability

Despite maintaining the sleek design of previous models, the 2022 iPad Air stands out at just 6mm thick and approximately 1 pound in weight.

The tablet's efficiency, powered by the M1 chip, enables all-day battery life with a battery capacity similar to previous Air models.

The 12MP cameras, 10.9-inch Retina display, USB-C charging, and Touch ID sensor also continue from the 2020 model.
New Features for 2022

The 2022 iPad Air introduces new features, including a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Apple's Center Stage tracking.

Optional 5G connectivity enhances the tablet's future-proofing, although it may not support the fastest mmWave 5G.
Audio and Accessories

While the speakers deliver impressive sound quality, there's a drawback when holding the tablet horizontally.

However, the iPad Air seamlessly integrates with accessories like the 2nd-gen Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and AirPods Max.

Personal Experiences with the iPad Air 5th Generation

One user shares their positive experience with the iPad Air 5th generation, praising its lightweight design, convenient Touch ID button, and sharp display.

Despite occasional regrets about color choice and limited storage, the M1 chip's performance, battery life, and compatibility with accessories make it a worthwhile investment.

The latest iPad Air solidifies its position as the top choice for most users. Building upon the excellence of the 2020 model, the M1 chip elevates the tablet to a new level.

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