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Apple iPad Air 3rd Generation (2019) Technical Specifications

Apple iPad Air 3rd Generation (2019) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPad
  • CPU Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
  • RAM 3 GB LPDDR4X
  • Camera 8MP 1080p
  • Storage 64/256 GB
  • Display 10.5" 1668x2224 pixels
  • OS iOS 12.1.3, up to iPadOS 15.6
  • Battery 8134mAh Li-Po

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Apple iPad Air 3rd Generation (2019) Review and Features

The iPad Air (3rd generation) (colloquially referred to as iPad Air 3) is a tablet computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced and released on March 18, 2019, alongside the 5th-generation iPad Mini.

It resembles a design identical to the iPad Pro 10.5 inch; overall updates include an upgraded Apple A12 Bionic, a slightly wider 10.5-inch Retina Display, faster memory (3GB of LPDDR4X), and support for Bluetooth 5.0 and Apple Pencil (first generation).

It was discontinued on September 15, 2020, following the introduction of the iPad Air (4th generation).

The third-generation iPad Air features an upgraded 7MP front camera (used first in the iPhone 7 and up to the iPhone XS) compared to the 1.2MP camera found in the previous generation. However, it retains the same older 8MP rear camera, which cannot be recorded in 4K video.

Hardware

The third-generation iPad Air has a 2.49GHz six-core processor, the Apple A12 Bionic chip. That chip has a 66% faster clock speed than the 1.5GHz triple-core Apple A8X in the second-gen. It also has a True Tone display, which allows the LCD to adapt to ambient lighting to change its colour and intensity in different environments, and P3 wide colour gamut to allow the LCD shows more vibrant colours.

This iPad Air retains the Lightning port, keeps the headphone jack, and has a slightly larger battery of 30.2 watt-hours (up from 27.6 W·h), rated by Apple to provide the same “10 hours” of active use. The third-generation iPad Air is the final model to include a home button, Lightning port and headphone jack; the fourth-generation iPad Air does not.

Software

The third-generation iPad Air first shipped with iOS 12.2. In September 2019, it received an iPadOS 13 update. In September 2020, third-generation iPad Air was listed as one of the devices that can be updated to iPadOS 14.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPad Air 3rd Generation (2019) tablet?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad Air 3rd Generation (2019) tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest) Apple A12 Bionic
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB, 256 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 10.5″ 1668×2224 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: PowerVR GXA6850
  • Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 8134mAh Li-Po
  • Colours: Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A2153, A2123, A2154, A2152, iPad11,3, iPad11,4
Also known as Apple iPad Air 3, iPad Air (3rd generation)
Wi-Fi + Cellular & GPS: A2153, A2123 (Global); A2154 (China)
Wi-Fi only, w/o GPS: A2152 (Global)
Announced 18 March, 2019
Released 18 March, 2019
Status Available
Predecessor iPad Air 2
Successor iPad Air (4th generation)
Generation 3rd

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 250.6 mm (millimeters)
25.06 cm (centimeters)
0.822 ft (feet)
9.866 in (inches)
Height 174.1 mm (millimeters)
17.41 cm (centimeters)
0.571 ft (feet)
6.854 in (inches)
Thickness 6.1 mm (millimeters)
0.61 cm (centimeters)
0.02 ft (feet)
0.24 in (inches)
Volume 266.14 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
16.16 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 464 g (grams)
1.02 lbs (pounds)
16.37 oz (ounces)

456 g (Wi-Fi) / 464 g (3G/LTE) (1.01 lb)
Protection Glass front
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Colors Space Gray
Silver
Gold

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTS (3G) UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTE (4G) LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 1500 (B11)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 700 MHz (B14)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 1500 (B21)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 1700/2100 MHz (B66)
LTE 600 MHz (B71)
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Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 10.5 inch
Resolution 1668 x 2224 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24 bit, 16777216 colors
Aspect Ratio 4:3 ratio
Display area (~78.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 265 PPI density
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina display
True Tone display
500 cd/m²
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Wide Color display (P3)

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate, .amr, .3ga)
AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband, .awb)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac)
MIDI
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
AIFF
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Dolby Digital Plus

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Main cameras 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Aperture f/2.4
Number of lenses 5
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
1080p @ 120 fps

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 7 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Aperture f/2.2
Image Resolution 3088 x 2316 pixels
7.15 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 12.1.3, up to iPadOS 15.6, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iPad OS

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81, M12 motion coprocessor, Neural engine (8-core design)
SoC Process Technology 7 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 2.49 GHz Hexa-core (2x high performance Vortex + 4x high efficiency Tempest)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 6
CPU frequency 2500 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 128 KB + 128 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 8192 KB (kilobytes)
8 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)
GPU frequency 1100 MHz (megahertz)
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3 GB
RAM Type LPDDR4X
RAM channels Double channel
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64/256 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Touch ID
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Barometer
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 5.0
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
2x2 MiMO
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 8134 mAh, (30.8 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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