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Apple iPad Air (2020) Launched with no Face Unlock

Apple iPad Air of 2020 has so much more to offer than last year’s iPad Air, meanwhile, is also cheaper than the iPad Pro yet has similar features. The device is available in two variants: Wi-Fi-model and Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 4th generation iPad Air is in fact the first device to use the A14 chipset, which can also be seen now in the iPhone 12 lineup.

iPad Air Overview

Starting with the display, the new iPad Air has 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display. It consists of a wide color display and a true tone display. 

Meanwhile, the screen is made fingerprint-resistant with an oleophobic coating. This is why Apple iPad Air has no fingerprint lock system on the screen or face unlock and comes with a Top button ID sensor. Well, the face unlocks system could have made it difficult for users wearing a mask to unlock their device in 2020, so it’s a good thing Apple decided to remove that feature. 


iPad Air of 2020 has advanced its performance using an A14 Bionic Chip of 5 nanometers, which is similar to what’s used in the iPhone 12 series. In addition to that, the 6-core CPU and 4-core GPU makes the device faster and provides good graphics. It also has neural engines for next-level machine learning capabilities. This device comes with 4GB RAM and 65/256GB of storage. However, iPad Air is still a 4G-network device.


While every other smartphone is upgrading themselves to introduce multiple rear cameras, this one here consists of only one 12MP wide camera. But to think logically, a tablet doesn’t require another fancy camera because of the size or purpose the device is used. Furthermore, the front camera comes with a 7MP, serves the purpose of FaceTime or any video calling options.


The battery is still not a much-praised feature of this Apple iPad. It is equipped with a non-removable 28.6W Lithium-polymer battery that lasts up to 10 hours (Wi-Fi models) and 9 hours (Wi-Fi + Cellular models) of surfing time. Even smartphone these days offers twice the battery life as the new iPad Air 2020. 


  • Display: 10.9” Liquid Retina Display; 2360 x 1640 at 264ppi; 500nits brightness; supports Apple Pencil
  • Dimension: 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1mm
  • Weight: 458g (Wi-Fi models); 460g (Wi-Fi + cellular models)
  • Chipset: A14 Bionic Chip (5nm)
  • iOS software version: iOS14
  • CPU: Hexa-core 
  • GPU: Apple GPU (4-core graphics) 
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 12MP wide camera with f/1.8; five element lens
    • Video: 4K at 24/30/60 fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, 1080p at 120/240fps
  • Front Camera: 7MP with f/2.2
  • Battery: 28.6W LI-po battery
  • USB: USB-C Charge Cable; 20W USB-C Power Adapter 
  • Connectivity: 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5.0 
  • SIM card: Nano-SIM (supports Apple SIM), eSIM
  • Colors: Silver, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue 

Accessories for iPad Air

The additional accessories used for iPad Air are the same ones that worked with Apple iPad Pro. The display supports second-generation Apple pencil. It costs NPR. 20,500 in Nepal. Meanwhile, you can also use Apple’s Magic Keyboard ($299) and Smart Keyboard Folio ($179) or some third-party keyboards that’s available in Nepal like Brydge Pro (NPR. 22,500) 

Price and Availability in Nepal

The 4th generation iPad Air has not been available in Nepal yet. Since it comes in two variants, the Wi-Fi model is available at $599 and the Wi-Fi + Cellular model at $729. The price expected in Nepal is starting at NPR 78,000 and NPR 92,000, respectively. 

iPad Air (2020) ModelPrice in USPrice in Nepal (expected)
iPad Air 64 GB (Wi-Fi)$599NPR 78,000
iPad Air 256 GB (Wi-Fi)$749NPR 98,000
iPad Air 64 GB (W-Fi + Cellular)$729NPR 92,000
iPad Air 246 GB (W-Fi + Cellular)$879NPR 115,000

Sachin Dahal
Sachin Dahal
Sachin Dahal is currently working as a WordPress Developer. He is an ardent follower of new technologies in the web development world. He currently writes articles regarding smartphones and the latest gadgets. Also, he makes videos on youtube regarding the latest tech and gadgets. Overall, a tech enthusiast.

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