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Apple iPad Air 3
  • Operating system

    iOS 12

  • Processor frequency

    2.5 GHz

  • Screen size

    10.5 in

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It's difficult to find your way around the tablet range, which is no longer necessarily the brand's flagship product. However, the iPad Air is entitled to a new iteration, which aims to confirm the quality of this tablet, which has long embodied the high-end of these products.

When you get started, the similarity between this iPad Air 3 and... the iPad Pro, first generation, is striking. This has the disappointing effect of making the edges of the screen reappear very pronounced, with an identification by fingerprint reader that had been replaced on the other iPads by a facial identification. The grip is very good, thanks to the weight which is very well distributed, and moreover very controlled. However, it is not pleasant to see the return of the proprietary Lightning port to recharge it, nor that the only compatible stylus is the one of the old iPad Pro generation: so leave out the new and efficient styli!

The 10.5-inch screen is once again a success for Apple. If the 120 Hz frequency that helps comfort is not present, the proposed display is at the right level. Well defined (2224 by 1668 pixels), the slab benefits from a good contrast level and a very well controlled brightness. There is just the colour rendering that is recessed, without being too disappointing: you just have to deal with colours that are a little too warm compared to normal.

The good surprise is that Apple has kept the headphone plug on this iPad Air 3, and that it is very correct, with good power and precision, despite a small lack of dynamism. On the other hand, both speakers may sometimes be a little difficult, especially at high volume.

The power of this tablet is quite sufficient to perform all the tasks entrusted to it with almost no worries: you really have to launch demanding games or applications to see the slightest slowdown.

If the photo is obviously not what you expect a tablet to stand out on, the functionality is obviously present on this iPad Air 3, without being very successful because without the last lens installed on the iPad Pro for example. If the rendering is natural, there is both smoothing and electronic noise, so nothing very attractive in the end. In the dark, the photos are very affected by the noise, much more exacerbated. As for the front camera, it will be used more efficiently for a videoconference session.

In autonomy, Apple's promise, the same one it has been keeping for years, is being kept. The ten hours of use is achieved without any major problems, which remains in the standard without any particular brilliance either.

Review of the Apple iPad Air 3 done by Julien Hany the 2019/05/14

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Key points

Processor frequency

2.5 GHz

Screen size

10.5 in

Thickness

6.1 in

RAM

3072 MB

Internal storage (Version 256GB / 3GB RAM)

256 GB

Video resolution (Camera)

1080 p

Photo resolution (Camera)

8 MP

Photo resolution (Front camera)

7 MP

Resistance : Ingress Protection

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Quick Charge

Yes

Weak points

Removable storage

No

Photosensitive

No

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Technical specifications

The Apple iPad Air 3 has several versions, you will find the features of the 64GB / 3GB RAM version then on the (256GB / 3GB RAM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system iOS 12
Available Yes
Released (US) March 2019
Original price (US) 779 $
Released (FR) March 2019
Street price (EUR) 779 €
Colors
Grey
Gold
Silver
Resistance : Ingress Protection Yes
Display
Screen type
Resolution 2224x1668 pixels
Screen size 10.5 in
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Connectivity
Mobile network Yes
Mobile network 2G (GSM)
2.5G (GPRS)
2.75G (EDGE)
3G (UMTS)
3G+ (HSPA)
4G (LTE-Advanced)
WiFi Yes
WiFi standard 802.11 a
802.11 b
802.11 g
802.11 n
802.11 ac
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0
GPS Yes
USB Yes
USB version 2.0
USB connector type Proprietary
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC No
Infrared No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor No
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Photosensitive No
Fingerprint Yes
Keyboard dock
Keyboard dock support No
Size and weight
174.1 in
6.1 in
250.6 in
456 oz
Apple iPad Air 3
Height 250.6 in
Width 174.1 in
Thickness 6.1 in
Weight 456 oz
Hardware
CPU Apple A12 Bionic
Processor frequency 2.5 GHz
Core number Hexa Core
RAM 3072 MB
Internal storage 64 GB
Removable storage No
Camera
Camera Yes
Photo resolution 8 MP
Video resolution 1080 p
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 7 MP
Battery
Battery type Lithium-polymer
Removable battery No
QI Wireless charging No
Quick Charge Yes
Hardware
Internal storage 256 GB



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