Which one is best for you?
|Name||iPad Air 2019||iPad 2018|
Buy the iPad Air 2019
Buy the iPad 2018
|Display||10.5-inch Retina display||9.7-inch Retina display|
|Size and weight||
|Video recording||1080p HD video||1080p HD video|
A12 Bionic chip
||A10 Fusion chip|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours of browsing, video watching or listening to music using Wi-Fi||Up to 10 hours of browsing, video watching or listening to music using Wi-Fi|
|Security technology||Touch ID||Touch ID|
Apple Pencil (1st generation)
|Apple Pencil (1st generation)|
|Buy now||Buy the iPad Air 2019||Buy the iPad 2018|
iPad Air (2019) and iPad (2018) have similar displays and camera specs, but iPad Air has a couple of additional display and camera features. It also has a faster, more efficient processor and supports Smart Keyboard.
Both iPad Air (2019) and iPad (2018) feature stunning Retina displays that highlight the most intricate details in videos and imagery. iPad Air has a 10.5-inch display, and iPad (2018) has a slightly smaller 9.7-inch display.
iPad Air has a higher resolution to show dazzling detail across its larger display, and an anti-reflective coating that makes it easier to view content in strong light.
But both models have the same 264 pixel density – so they show text and images in the same sharp definition.
iPad Air (2019) features Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, and iPad (2018) has the A10 Fusion chip. Both deliver the power and efficiency you need to lose yourself in your favourite apps – but the A12 Bionic chip delivers even faster processing, faster graphics and more efficient battery power.
Both are designed to power your gaming, streaming, editing and working on the go, with up to 10 hours’ battery life on a single charge.
iPad Air (2019) and iPad (2018) have the same camera specs – an 8-megapixel rear camera that captures panoramas, Live Photos and more.
Their video camera specs are also very similar – both record in Slo-mo and Time lapse, both feature a 3x video zoom and more. Where they differ is iPad (2018) features body and face detection that makes sure everybody’s face is in focus in your group pictures.