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iPad Air (5th generation)
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Also known asiPad Air 5, iPad Air (10.9-inch) (2nd generation)
DeveloperApple Inc.
Product familyiPad Air
TypeTablet computer
Release dateMarch 18, 2022; 15 months ago (2022-03-18)
Introductory price$599 USD
£569 GBP
€679 EUR
$749 CAD
$1,049 NZD
Operating systemOriginal: iPadOS 15.4, released March 14, 2022
Current: iPadOS 16.5.1, released June 21, 2023
System on a chipApple M1 with 64-bit architecture and embedded motion co-processor
Storage64 GB or 256 GB flash memory.
Display10.9 inches (280 mm) (2,360 x 1,640) px (264 ppi/24bit), 500-nits Max Brightness, Wide-Color Display (P3), True Tone Display, Fully Laminated Display, 1.8% Reflectivity and Apple Pencil (2nd generation) support
GraphicsApple-designed 8-core
SoundStereo speakers
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer
CameraFront: 12 MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, burst mode, timer mode, exposure control, face detection, Smart HDR, wide-color capture, auto image stabilization, Retina flash, 1080p HD video recording, center stage
Rear: 12 MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture, five-element lens, burst mode, timer mode, exposure control, noise reduction, face detection, Hybrid IR filter, Live Photos with stabilization, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, face detection, Smart HDR, panorama, wide-color capture, auto image stabilization, 1080p HD 30fps video recording, video stabilization, slo-mo, time-lapse
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
802.11 Wi-Fi 6 dual-band (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) and MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi + Cellular:
850, 1700, 1800, 1900 MHz
Multiple bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
Multiple bands
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
Power28.6 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Online servicesApp Store, iTunes Store, Books, iCloud, Game Center, Apple Arcade
Dimensions9.74 inches (247.6 mm);"(h)

7 inches (178.5 mm);(w)

0.24 inch (6.1 mm);(d)
Mass1.02 lbs (461 g)
PredecessoriPad Air (4th generation)

The iPad Air (5th generation), colloquially known as the iPad Air 5, is a tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced by Apple on March 8, 2022.[1] Pre-orders began on March 11, 2022, and shipping began on March 18, 2022. It succeeded the 4th generation iPad Air and is available in five colors: Space Gray, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue.[2]



The fifth-generation iPad Air uses the M1 SoC; the same chip used in the iPad Pro (5th generation). The chip has an 8-core CPU, an 8-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine which can process more than 11 trillion operations per second. Apple claims the CPU is up to 60 percent faster and the GPU has 2x faster graphics compared to its predecessor. It has 64 GB or 256 GB of internal storage, and 8 GB of RAM.[3]

It has a 10.9-inch 2360 by 1640 Liquid Retina Display display with 3.8 million pixels. The display is laminated and has an anti-reflective coating, as well as wide color, True Tone and 500 nits of brightness.

The fifth-generation iPad Air features a 12 MP rear camera and an ultra-wide 12 MP front camera with Center Stage, which automatically tracks users to keep them in frame. Both cameras have Smart HDR 3.

It has Touch ID integrated into the Sleep/Wake button on the top right edge of the device, and stereo speakers with dual-channel sound in landscape mode.


The fifth-generation iPad Air includes a USB-C port that is used for charging as well as connecting external devices and accessories. The port is capable of transferring up to 10 Gbit/s (ten billion bits per second, 1.25 GB/s or 1.25 billion bytes per second), allowing for fast connections to cameras and external storage, as well as support for monitors with up to 4K resolution. For wireless connection, the device comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) support. Cellular models support sub-6 GHz 5G with peak speeds of up to 3.5 Gbit/s in ideal conditions.[4]

Timeline of iPad models

Timeline of iPad models
iPad Pro (6th generation)iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Pro (6th generation)iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Air (5th generation)iPad Air (4th generation)iPad Air (3rd generation)iPad Air 2iPad Mini (6th generation)iPad Mini (5th generation)iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air (1st generation)iPad (10th generation)iPad (4th generation)iPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad (9th generation)iPad (8th generation)iPad (7th generation)iPad (6th generation)iPad (5th generation)iPad 2iPad (1st generation)

Source: Apple Newsroom Archive.[5]


  1. ^ "iPad Air 5 to arrive 18 March with M1 chip, 5G and a new camera". Macworld. 8 March 2022.
  2. ^ "iPad Air". Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 1 November 2022. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "Apple introduces the most powerful and versatile iPad Air ever". Apple, Inc. March 8, 2022. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  4. ^ Hardwick, Tim (March 8, 2022). "Apple Unveils New iPad Air With M1 Chip, Optional 5G, and Faster USB-C, Starting at $599". MacRumors.
  5. ^ Apple Inc. (2010–2011). iPad News – Newsroom Archive. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
Preceded byiPad Air (4th generation) iPad Air (5th generation) 2022 Succeeded byCurrent