Apple overhauls iPad Air with iPad Pro-esque design, Touch ID power button The stunning new iPad Air is available from Friday.

Apple has announced the next-generation iPad Air with a stunning new design.

The “most powerful iPad Air ever” features a new all-screen design with the removal of the traditional home button and bezels, in favor of a new Touch ID sensor on the power button on the top of the iPad’s chassis.

The new model features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a better camera and microphone, and the powerful A14 Bionic chip, which Apple says increases performance significantly over the previous generation Air.

Speaking of the launch, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said: “Today we’re excited to introduce a completely redesigned and far more powerful iPad Air, debuting Apple’s most powerful chip ever made, the A14 Bionic.

“With its gorgeous new all-screen design, larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, next-generation Touch ID, and a massive boost in performance with A14 Bionic, the new iPad Air brings customers powerful pro features at an even more affordable price.

“Along with major upgrades to the iPad Pro and eighth-generation iPad this year, and the powerful new features of iPadOS 14, this is our strongest iPad lineup ever, giving our customers even more ways to enrich their daily lives.”

One of the most striking things about the new iPad Air is its color options, now available in silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue. It’s likely that the new iPhone 12 family will follow in the same manner later in the year, when they’re announced at a second Special Event, rumored to be held in early October.

Apple also confirmed that the new iPad Air was one of the most environmentally-friendly in the company’s history, made from 100 percent recycled aluminum enclosure and 100 percent recycled tin for the solder on its main logic board.

Are you excited to get your hands on the new Air? Let us know and check back soon for more.

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