iPad Air 2024 release date, price, specs and latest news

 IPad Air 2024 front and back.
IPad Air 2024 front and back.

Apple has unveiled the new iPad Air 2024, which is powered by an M2 chip and now comes in a larger size. That's right, you can now choose from an 11-inch and 13-inch model.

You also get a new landscape placement for the front camera, faster Wi-Fi 6E and four color options. Here's everything you need to know about what could be the new best tablet for most people. Also check out our iPad Air 2024 hands-on review.

iPad Air 2024 cheat sheet: What's new?

  • Announcement date: May 7

  • Release date: pre-orders May 7, release date May 15

  • Price: $599 for 11-inch, $799 for 13-inch

  • Display: 11- or 13-inch display

  • Specs: Apple M2 chip

iPad Air 2024: Release date and price

iPad Air 2024 storage options
iPad Air 2024 storage options

The new iPad Air is available for pre-order May 7 and the device goes on sale next May 15. The 11-inch iPad Air 2024 starts at $599 and the 13-inch model starts at $799.

You now get double the starting storage at 128GB, and it goes up to 1TB. You can also order the iPad Air in 256GB and 512GB options.

iPad Air 2024: Specs

iPad Air 2024: Design and colors

iPad Air 2024 with Apple Pencil
iPad Air 2024 with Apple Pencil

The iPad Air 2024 offers a similar look but there's a few key design differences versus the previous model. The biggest is that there's now a landscape webcam, which will make it easier to make video calls when you're using the iPad Air in laptop mode with the Magic Keyboard.

In addition, you get landscape stereo audio speakers, as well as a Touch ID button for logging in. The iPad Air comes in four colors, including purple, blue, space gray and starlight.

iPad Air 2024: Performance

iPad Air 2024 specs and features
iPad Air 2024 specs and features

The iPad Air 2024 features Apple's M2 chip, which Apple says is 50% faster than the iPad Air with M1 chip. And you can expect up to 3x faster performance versus the older iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip.

In addition, the new iPad Air features faster Wi-Fi 6E along with 5G connectivity and 128GB of storage (with a max of 1TB).

The M2 chip can play graphically intensive games like Assassin's Creed Mirage and it can handle AI tasks like Visual Lookup and Subject Lift in iPadOS. Plus, you can automatically enhance your pics in less time using apps like Photomator.

iPad Air 2024: Accessories

The iPad Air works with the new Apple Pencil Pro ($129) for the regular Apple Pencil USB-C ($79). And you can add a Magic Keyboard for $299 if you want a laptop-like experience.

iPad Air 2024: Outlook

The iPad Air doesn't offer huge upgrades like the new iPad Pro, but it does look like a great value pick for those who are looking for Pro-like performance for a lower price. We're most excited about the new larger 13-inch model. Stay tuned for our full review.