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iPad Air 4 (2020 release) in questions and answers

1. iPad Air 4 doesn’t have Face ID. You can use Touch iD, instead.
2. The device is compatible with Magic Keyboard.
3. It sports USB-C, 4 GB of RAM memory, and two stereo speakers.

Does iPad Air 4 have the same screen as iPad Pro 11?

Both models have the same width and height, and offer the same look and feel, but iPad Air 4 has smaller screen with worse parameters.

  • iPad Air 4 comes with 10.9-inch LED display with IPS technology, offering 2360 × 1640 px resolution.
  • iPad Pro 11 comes with 11-inch Liquid Retina LED display with ProMotion, True Tone, and Wide color display, offering 2388 × 1668 px resolution.

How much RAM memory does iPad Air 4 have?

Many sources claim that iPad Air 4 comes with 4 GB of RAM memory.

The same RAM size was featured in iPad Pro 2017. iPad Air 3 came with 3 GB of RAM memory, while the newest iPad Pro models released in spring 2020 are equipped with 6 GB RAM.

How many speakers does iPad Air 4 come with?

Apple does not make it clear whether iPad Air 4 has four or two integrated speakers.

There are four speaker grills (two at the top and two at the bottom), but most tech reviewers believe iPad Air 4 sports two stereo speakers.

For the best stereo effect, play music or videos in a landscape mode.

Can I use Apple Pencil 1 with the new iPad Air 4?

No, only Apple Pencil 2 is compatible with iPad Air 4.

Will my Air 3 case fit the newest iPad Air 4?

No, iPad Air 3 and 4 have different dimensions and locations of ports, buttons, and cameras.

You can find the best iPad Air 4 compatible cases in this updated roundup.

Will iPad Pro 11 case fit iPad Air 4?

Yes and no. Both models have the same width and height, but they differ in depth (6.1 mm in Air 4 versus 5.9 mm in iPad Pro 11). What’s more, speaker grills in Pro 11 are positioned differently than in Air 4.

Therefore, you can only use the iPad Pro 11 case that hold the device in place using corner straps.

Does iPad Air 4 have Face ID?

No, it doesn’t. To securely unlock the device you can use Touch ID.

Where is Touch ID located in the iPad Air 4 (2020)?

Touch ID is integrated into the button located on the top side of the top-right corner.

Is Magic Keyboard compatible with iPad Air 4 released in 2020?

Yes, the top-shelf Apple keyboard, featuring a trackpad, is compatible with the latest iPad Air 4.

Does iPad Air 4 come with ultra-wide camera?

No, the device only sports the 12 MP wide camera on the back.

Does iPad Air 4 have LiDAR scanner?

LiDAR scanner shoots laser beams at an environment, calculating the distance to objects, and creating 3D maps.

Unfortunately, LiDAR technology is not available in iPad Air 4.

Does iPad Air 4 come with USB-C port?

Yes, the new iPad features the same port as top-shelf iPad Pro models.

USB-C lets you transfer data with a speed reaching 5Gbps, which is ten times faster than in previous generation.

You can use USB-C port for connecting external hard drives, cameras, and monitors up to 4K.

Is iPad Air 4 a good replacement to iPad Pro 11?

It all depends on what you need the iPad for. If you want the top-shelf display, advanced ways to use augmented reality, or the best cameras, you should pick up iPad Pro (either 11 or 12.9).

If you need a fast tablet that you can use as a laptop, with unlimited possibilities for drawing and handwriting, iPad Air 4 is more than enough.

Is iPad Air 4 (2020) good for reading?

Yes, as any other iPad model, the new iPad Air 4 is a great reading device. However, if you need a tablet mainly to read ebooks, you can pick up the most affordable Apple tablet – iPad 10.2.

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