Apple unveils colorful iPad Airs, 8th-gen iPad


It’s iPad time.


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The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and Apple has begun lining up its new devices, including its latest entry-level iPad and iPad Air, which the tech giant revealed at a launch event Tuesday.

The new iPad Air gets a bigger screen, at 10.9 inches from 10.5. That bump-up in display size was made possible by removing the home button on the front of the device. Now, Touch ID to unlock the screen will be available on the top button instead. The device will switch over to a USB-C connection from Apple’s own Lightning port, a move Apple has already made with its iPad Pro and laptop line. The processor will be upgraded to the new A14 Bionic chip, from the A12 Bionic, which was introduced in 2018.

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