Usually the Apple Special September Event is centred on the iPhone. However, this year (as we recently predicted) attention turned to other Apple products including Apple watches, a fitness service, subscription and, namely, two new iPads.
A 10.2-inch iPad and iPad Air 4 are now available. But what exactly do they bring? We explore this in our blog…
As anticipated, the biggest news from the 10.2-inch new iPad was its upgrade from the A10 Fusion processor to the A12 Bionic chip. Providing a significant performance boost, a 40% faster CPU and graphics at twice the speed, it really is the gift that keeps on giving.
The device is the first entry-level iPad with a neural engine, which, at less power, offers swifter machine learning, camera quality and photo editing – and that’s just naming a few things.
On top of this, if you want even faster data speed, you can choose Gigabit-Class LTE as an additional option. This eighth-generation iPad has the new iPad 14 mobile operating system, and it supports the first-generation Apple Pencil and features Smart Keyboard Support as well.
As for the iPad Air 4, this saw significantly greater updates compared to the new iPad. Plus, it has support for Apple Pencil and the new Magic Keyboard.
The new device uses the 5nm-based six-core A14 Bionic chip. It’s not available on any other Apple device yet, so it’s a complete exclusive. The iPad Air 4 offers up to 40% quicker performance, and up to 30% swifter graphics compared to its predecessor too.
Its Lightening connector has been swapped for a USB-C port – enabling faster connections – and in terms of Wi-Fi, it has Wi-Fi 6 (with alleged super-high speeds of up to 1.2Gbps). Its Gigabit-Class LTE has been boosted from 28 to 30 bands too. What’s more, it has a 12-megapixel rear camera – as seen on the iPad Pro – meaning higher resolution photos and 4K video recording, perfect for creative businesses.
Design-wise, it has a 10.9-inch screen, slimmer bezels and no home button. It’s likely that it could soon have an all-screen design like recent iPad Pro models too. It also has Touch ID built into its power button – the first iPad device to do so. Finally, there’s its Retina display, which has True Tone, P3 wide colour support and an anti-reflective coating.
Whether it’s the new iPad Air 4 or 10.2-inch iPad you’re interested in, or any other Mac device for that matter, you’ll likely be hit by a stumbling block if you’re an SME: price. After all, premium products always come at a high cost – which can cause quite the issue when you’re still in the early stages of growth. Thankfully, there is a way to get all the value of the Mac, without paying a considerably hefty price upfront: leasing.
Plus, with Lease Loop, it’s not a simple case of just helping you maintain a cash flow. We build a relationship that goes beyond a transaction. For us, it’s all about supporting you with your ambitions. We’ll build a positive, and genuine, relationship, helping you as your inspiring business grows.
What’s more, we make working with us super simple. Getting your new Mac will be as easy as 1,2,3 – we literally offer a three-step process. Why not get in touch with the friendly team here at Lease Loop to find out more about it?