Apple iPad Air gets a new 13-inch variant, 11-inch gets a redesign

It's also powered by the Apple M2 chip now

Apple has introduced a new, bigger-screen variant of the iPad Air featuring a 13-inch screen, and also launched a refreshed and redesigned version of the 11-inch iPad Air. Both 2024 variants of the iPad Air now come with the M2 chip, a step up from the M1 on the previous-generation iPad Air introduced in 2022. Built for creatively-inclined users looking at a big screen experience along with the benefits of portability and tablet-style use, the iPad Air starts at Rs. 59,900 in India for the 11-inch model, and Rs. 79,900 for the 13-inch model.

If you're interested in the Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity variants of the new M2-powered Apple iPad Air, these start at Rs. 74,900 and Rs. 94,900 for the 11-inch and 13-inch variants respectively. The new iPad Air products are already up for order on the Apple India online store, and will be available widely on May 15.

In terms of features and specifications, the Apple iPad Air comes with a few improvements, starting with the M2 chip which offers better performance. The 12-megapixel ultra-wide front camera is now located on the landscape edge for easier use when the tablet is placed in landscape mode, and cellular models now come with 5G connectivity. At the back is a single 12-megapixel wide camera, which can shoot in 240fps slow-motion and 4K resolution separately. It's also compatible with the new Apple Pencil Pro, as well as other accessories such as the Magic Keyboard and Smart Folio.

On the software front, the new iPad Air comes with iPadOS 17, and will be first in line to be updated to the newest version when it is released later this year. The new iPad Air is available in various storage configurations starting from 128GB and going up to 1TB, across both 11-inch and 13-inch models.