If you are an avid Apple fanatic that likes to keep up with their new launches, it wouldn’t be surprising if you already checked out the Spring Apple Event. While it brought the launch of the new iPad Pro 2021, several users were pretty bummed with the lack of launch of a probable iPad Air 5 release or sneak peek in the event.
However, with the launch of the iPad Air 4 just a few months in, it isn’t surprising that Apple didn’t already have a new device lined up for their newest launch. So, with the launch pretty fresh, there are chances that the probable launch of the Air 5 will either be in late 2021 or 2022s.
With all the buzz that several users have already created surrounding the probable launch of the new iPad Air 5, it isn’t even a question at this point that we had to go out of our way to summarize and present to you everything we have gathered so far about the device along with the expectations that users likely have from this upcoming launch.
iPad Air 5 Release Date and Price
Two of the most common questions that users have been consistently asking about are the release date and the possible price range of the iPad Air 5.
While Apple is known for being consistent with their launches, they are extremely systematic with their launches, ensuring a single launch in a certain category every year to keep the flame alight. Since the iPad Air 4 was launched in October 2020, chances are that you will have to wait till late 2021 or even the year 2022 to expect the launch of the next successor to this range.
As for the price range, given that the iPad Air 4 was available for $599, marking it in a mid-range budget; chances are that the iPad Air 5 will also be in a similar price point.
What are the Budding Rumors?
Since most people already expected the probable launch of the iPad Air 5 in the Apple Spring Event this year, there weren’t a lot of rumors that floated around.
However, one convincing rumor described the display of the upcoming iPad suggesting that it will likely feature a 10.9” OLED screen from the standard LCD that has been integrated into the models so far.
Despite the conviction of this rumor, it is just one piece of information, which means that there is no guarantee as to how much out of it is true and how much isn’t. So, given that they are telling that the device will be released in 2022 should be taken with a grain of salt.
What is the Users Expecting?
While it is true that there aren’t many rumors surrounding the upcoming successor to the iPad Air 4, there are a few expectations that users are looking forward to in this device. Here are a few expectations that the users likely have from the iPad Air 5:
A Better Selfie Camera
While iPhones are known for their high quality and high clarity in their cameras, we can’t say the same for the iPad cameras, especially the front camera. Take the one fitted in the iPad Air 4. The device features a 7-megapixel front-facing camera, which is pretty disappointing, to say the least.
So, it isn’t even a question at this point that the users are badly waiting for an iPad camera that won’t take grainy quality selfies.
A multitude of Storage Options
Long gone are the days where the users settled for a 64GB storage variant. We live in a world where there are mobile phones with 512GB storage, so being stuck with just 64GB at this point is a complete waste of time and money.
The iPad Air 4 is available in three variants at this point, the standard low-budget 64GB one and the 128GB and the expensive 256GB variant. For the iPad Air 5, it is not a surprise that users are likely expecting a device with a minimum storage of 128GB.
A Battery that Lasts
The main reason why people buy iPads is because of the ease of carrying them around. This is like carrying a non-existing weight in your backpack without needing to carry a laptop or other workstations around. However, the purchase is only viable if the device comes with a long-lasting battery life, which isn’t the case at all with this one.
The iPad Air 4’s battery with average use lasted for around 10 hours, which isn’t bad at all, but not the best that you could do, given the price range. So, it isn’t surprising that users are now looking for a little better battery life, something that would at least last for half the day, even after heavy-duty computing.
If you have witnessed the success of the iPhone, you know that Apple has worked on improving the screen-to-body ratio consistently. So, to expect that they would do the same with the iPad Air 5 is not a farfetched thought.
A thinner bezel for the iPad Air 5 is the breakthrough in the design department that everyone is looking forward to.
Variety of Color Options
If you thought that Apple is stringent when it comes to the availability of colors for their iPads, you aren’t mistaken. So, the users are whole-heartedly expecting that the upcoming device will be available in a few more color variants than the standard ones. And, it’s not like Apple doesn’t do different, fun, and quirky colors because they have done those for a few of their latest smartphone launches, so why not for the iPads too?
If you are awaiting the launch of the iPad Air 5, looks like you will have to wait a few more months (or a year) to finally get a sneak peek into the functions and the whole range of features. However, with so many different surprises that Apple packs in every year, who knows the device might be available sooner than later.