Supercharged Performance: Exploring the Features of the iPad Air 6

By ANAS KHAN 12 Min Read

Experience the bright colors and sharp details of the Liquid Retina display, allowing you to bring your information to life with exceptional clarity by unleashing your creativity. Every minute, whether spent doodling or binge-watching programs, is an immersive experience that takes you to new worlds of amusement.

The iPad Air 6 raises the standard for performance with the powerful A16 Bionic CPU. Experience smooth multitasking without lag as you seamlessly navigate between programs, edit high-resolution photographs, and handle demanding activities with unmatched speed and efficiency.

However, the magic does not end there. Enhance your creativity with the sophisticated camera system, capable of shooting stunning photographs and 4K films comparable to professional-grade gear. Each photograph, whether capturing vast vistas or close-up portraits, is a work of art ready to be shared with others.

iPad Air 6 rumored camera specs and features

iPad Air 6 features

The iPad Air 6 has consistently had a single-camera setup, and we anticipate this will remain unchanged in the next iPad Air 6 model. The more expensive iPad Pro series has a dual-camera setup and a LiDAR scanner for augmented reality experiences. 

We anticipate a little improvement in the specifications of the back camera, which was not significantly upgraded between the iPad Air 4 and iPad Air 5 updates. Both devices were equipped with a 12MP F1.8 camera capable of capturing 4K videos at 60 frames per second, which was impressive for a tablet. However, an update will likely be needed for the iPad Air 6th Gen.

The iPad Air 5th Gen brought a significant upgrade to its front-facing camera, increasing it to 12 MP and adding the Center Stage function, which ensures the user stays in the center of the picture during video conversations. We anticipate no enhancements in this aspect with the iPad Air 6.

iPad Air 6 anticipated storage versions

iPad Air 6 anticipated storage versions

Since the release of the iPad Air 3rd Gen, all following iPad Air tablets have been available in just two storage options: 64GB and 256GB. Considering Apple’s typical approach, it is likely that the iPad Air 6th Gen will have a storage range similar to previous models. Ideally, we want to see a base storage option of at least 128GB in the iPad Air 6th Gen, with a 512GB variant complementing the existing 256GB version. This will enhance the tablet’s appeal and might be a reason to buy it if you are upgrading from a previous model with 64GB or less. I hope for the best. 

2024 iPad Air release date: When will the new model arrive?

Apple’s presentation on October 30th delivered new Macs solely, and 2023 went by without any iPad updates for the first time since Steve Jobs created the category in 2010. The last three iterations of the iPad Air were released around every 18 months. With the 5th generation launching in March 2022, an upgrade is already overdue.

We may not have to wait much longer. According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in early December 2023, Apple will release new iPads and an M3 MacBook Air by the end of March 2024. In January 2024, he reiterated the statement that new iPads had entered manufacturing and would be launched in March.

It seems improbable that the iPad Air will be the only iPad receiving an upgrade in 2024. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in November 2023 that Apple plans to update all four iPad models—normal, mini, Air, and Pro—in 2024. Gurman anticipates the release of a new iPad Pro at the next March event.

iPad Air 6 rumored design features

Currently, there is little information available on the design of the iPad Air 6, although it is quite unlikely that there will be significant alterations. The iPad Air 4th Gen adopted a modern design similar to the iPhone 12/13/14, with flat edges, consistent bezels, and integrating Touch ID into the power button.

In early 2024, we obtained the speculated dimensions of the iPad Air 6th Gen, expected to measure 280.6mm x 214.9mm x 6.0mm. The new iPad Pro has the same dimensions as the previous model, measuring 280.6mm x 214.9mm x 6.4mm. The primary difference is in the thickness, resulting in a slimmer iPad Air 6th Gen with no significant design changes. 

These leaked renderings showcase the appearance of the next iPad Air, 6th Gen. 

With the introduction of the iPad 10th Gen, all Apple iPads now have a uniform and modern design, suggesting that Apple is unlikely to make any changes to the iPad Air 6. We anticipate minor adjustments and maybe more color choices.

2024 iPad Air sizes: Is Apple preparing to release a larger model?

  • Rumors suggest the release of a 10.9-inch model and a new 12.9-inch variant.

A report from 9to5Mac in October 2023 said that there are numerous new iPads expected to be released in the next few months, including two new iPad Air versions. The website suggests that Apple is contemplating the launch of a bigger version of the iPad Air or a higher-priced device with improved specifications. This notion is based on the presence of two codenames, J507 and J508, linked to the upcoming iPad Air. The only other iPad with two codenames is the iPad Pro, which is available in two sizes.

Ming-Chi Kuo said in November that the iPad Air series would be divided into two sizes: a 10.9-inch model and a new 12.9-inch model. Young’s tweet above also verifies the presence of a new iPad Air screen size.

iPad Air 6 rumored battery and charging features

Apple ensured that the iPad Air 5th Gen will have a long battery life by using the M1 chip, and our testing confirmed this claim. If the battery capacity of the iPad Air 6th Gen remains unchanged, we may anticipate a battery unit of comparable size and longevity. If Apple opts not to use the M2 chip in the iPad Air 6th Gen and sticks with the M1 processor, we may anticipate similar battery performance.

2024 iPad Air price: How much will the new model cost?

  • The prices are $599 for the 10.9-inch model and $699 for the 12.9-inch variant.
  • Has there been an international price decrease? Internationally, Apple customers are anticipating a reduction in prices similar to the one seen with the iPhone in recent years.

When considering the possible cost of the iPad Air 6, we may examine the pricing of previous generations to estimate the price of the next model.

iPad Air (5th Generation)

  • 64GB, Wi-Fi: $599 or £669
  • 256GB, Wi-Fi: $749 or £849
  • 64GB, Cellular: $749 or £849
  • 256GB, Cellular: $899 or £1,029

iPad Air (4th Generation)

  • The price for the 64GB Wi-Fi model is $599 or £579.
  • 256 gigabytes, Wi-Fi: $749 or £729
  • 64 gigabytes with cellular connectivity are priced at $729 or £709.
  • 256 gigabytes with cellular connectivity are priced at $879 or £859.

Apple maintained consistent pricing for its U.S. consumers for the previous three generations, although customers outside the U.S. saw significant price increases, a pattern seen across all Apple devices. Apple reversed the price increases in 2023 with the release of the iPhone 15, raising hopes for potential decreases in iPad costs for international Apple customers.

If Apple introduces a better specification or a bigger iPad Air alongside the existing model, it may result in reduced costs for the basic model and increased prices for the top-tier models. Considering the iPad mini is priced at $499, it is probable that Apple will increase the price by $100 or $150 for the bigger model. This would have been comparable to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, helping to differentiate between the Air and Pro models.

A bigger and better display

The iPad Pro is speculated to have an OLED display for the first time, and it seems probable that the regular iPad will also receive the same upgrade. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release a larger iPad Air measuring 12.9 inches, which will be similar to the iPad Pro but have some technical differences. The 12.9-inch iPad Air is a new model that does not include mini-LED but has an oxide backplane, similar to the previous mini-LED iPad Pros, which provides improved display performance compared to the 10.9-inch iPad Air with an a-Si backplane.


The iPad Air 6 is expected to feature a stunning Liquid Retina display, a lightning-fast A16 Bionic chip, and an advanced camera system. It will be a single-camera device, with a slight update to the rear camera. The iPad Air 6th Gen is expected to have a minimum of 128GB of storage, possibly a 512GB version joining the 256GB one. The release date for the iPad Air 6th Gen is expected to be in March 2024, with a new iPad Pro also expected to launch at the event. The design of the iPad Air 6th Gen is expected to be similar to the previous iPad Pro, with a thinner design.


Is there going to be an iPad Air 6?

The anticipated release date for the new iPad Air 6 is March 2024. The users should anticipate a 12.9-inch screen, an M2 processor, and expanded storage.

What are the features of the iPad 6th generation?

Retina display.
9.7-inch LED-backlit multi-touch display with IPS technology.
Resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels with a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch.
The coating resists fingerprints and oils.
Compatible with the Apple Pencil.

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