KEY POINTS

  • Apple's new iPad Air is a powerful device that can overtake the iPad Pro
  • The iPad Air 4 features massive improvements over its predecessors
  • Amazon is now making the 256GB model even more affordable for consumers

Apple’s iPad Air 4 is the stuff an iPad fan’s dreams are made of. It is powered by the company’s latest processor, runs on the latest iPadOS version, is compatible with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard and has a design similar to the iPad Pro but sells for a low price.

Now, those who are hoping to get the iPad Air 4 will be glad to know that retail giant Amazon has slashed the selling price of the 256GB version, lowering it to $699. This means buyers will be able to save $50 despite getting significantly more storage space for files, images, videos, music, apps and more.

Previously, the International Business Times detailed why the new iPad Air is a good buy — so good, in fact, that it can replace the iPad Pro for most people.

First, it runs on the new A14 Bionic processor, which is more powerful than the A12Z chip powering the iPad Pro. This means that even if the iPad Air has less RAM compared to the iPad Pro, it is just as capable of taking on many tasks, including those required by creatives.

Second, it has been redesigned to resemble the iPad Pro, making it look more premium. Unlike the iPad Pro, however, the new iPad Air comes in a slew of colors that appeal to a variety of consumers.

Third, it works with the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard. This makes the iPad Air a more economical choice for creatives and writers who prefer to use a tablet device instead of a full-size laptop or desktop computer for work and play.

Fourth, it’s way cheaper. The iPad Air starts at $599 for the 64GB model. With Amazon’s limited-time offer, consumers can also get the 256GB model for only $699. These prices are significantly less compared to the iPad Pro, which costs at least $799 for the entry-level model.

Fifth, it has a simple camera setup. This will appeal to those who don’t really need a powerful camera and for those who are not interested in Apple’s AR offerings. The single rear camera will be enough for most users.

Lastly, it has Touch ID. The device has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, embedded in the power button.

apple_new-ipad-air_new-design-04_09152020 The new iPad Air is also compatible with the Magic Keyboard accessory. Photo: Apple