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All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability

Apple has also added Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support in the new iPad Air.

With the question of whether you go for the basic iPad from a year ago or the new iPad Air, you're also getting a lot more screen and (possibly, as we've not had this confirmed) the powerful four speakers that bring an extra dimension to multimedia playback.

The step to figure out if your iPad supports the 2nd generation Apple Pencil is super simple: Does your iPad use Face ID instead of Touch ID? Other than the improved screen and slimmer design, however, which mirrors what Apple did with the smaller iPad Pro in 2017, the iPad Air basically follows the design and feature set of non-Pro iPad models.

As previously rumoured, the new iPad mini also gets support for the first-generation Apple Pencil, but not Apple's Smart Keyboard. For instance, the iPad Air has a home button with a fingerprint sensor, while the latest Pro ditches that to make more room for the screen.

The new iPad mini has the same 7.9-inch traditional iPad mini design, featuring a Touch ID sensor on the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A rumour last week suggested that a 10.5-inch iPad was in the works, but had pegged it as a separate device from the more minor seventh-generation iPad that was otherwise expected. Annual iPad revenues have also fallen slightly consecutively each year since 2013 as Apple and the industry increase smartphone screen sizes.

All-new iPad Air and iPad mini deliver dramatic power and capability
Apple finally updates the iPad Mini and iPad Air after 3.5 years

Similar updates were made to produce the new 7.9-inch iPad mini.

The 2019 iPad Air also comes with Apple's latest A12 Bionic silicon. GST for iPad mini and $79 for iPad Air. And the new iPad mini boasts the highest pixel density of any iPad. Both the tablets support Apple pencil. Both are rated for up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music and up to 9 hours of web surfing using cellular data. They both have the option of Silver, Space Grey and Gold.

These popular tablets haven't been refreshed for a while and they were both certainly long overdue a refresh. It will set you back $399/£399 for the 64GB version, while the the top model jumps up to $679/£669.

The new iPad Air is available with 64GB or 256GB of built-in storage.

The new iPad duo is available online right now in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US.

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