New iPad Air in spring 2022: Is an important feature missing?

The new Apple iPad Air could be released as early as spring 2022 – and what could be better than the WWDC developer conference? The new iPad is rumored to come with 5G connectivity and A15 Bionic chip. Looking at the current iPad mini, that wouldn’t be a surprise.

  • The fifth-generation Apple iPad Air could hit stores as early as spring 2022.
  • The FaceTime HD camera is rumored to be upgraded to 12 megapixels.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new iPad will not get an OLED display.

There are already many leaks and rumors about Apple’s upcoming spring event – probably in early June. For example, the new iPhone SE (2022) will be presented there. Now reports are mounting that the new fifth-generation iPad Air is making an appearance at WWDC.

Referring to Chinese sources, the Japanese website Macotakara reports that the technical details of the new iPad Air are very similar to those of the current iPad mini. In addition to the 5G mobile communications standard, the iPad Air should bring the A15 bionic chip that is already used in the iPad mini. You can read more about this in our full review of the iPad mini.

According to rumors, the new iPad Air should look like the iPad Pro! / © NextPit

New camera but no OLED display?

According to the Chinese source, the FaceTime HD camera on the front of the new iPad Air is getting an update. The front camera should now have a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens to compete with the other current iPad models. A quad LED for the TrueTone flash should also be installed on the back. The quadruple LED allows the color of the flash to be adapted to the ambient light.

Of course, when it comes to Apple rumors, an analyst should not be missing – we are talking about Ming-Chi Kuo. The Apple analyst claims that the new fifth-generation iPad Air will not get an OLED display. He cites a possible conflict with the update of the 11-inch iPad Pro, which relies on LED backlights, as the reason.

The information that we have so far about the new iPad Air is only rumours, so it should be treated with caution. It remains to be seen whether there will be an actual release in spring 2022 – by June at the latest we should all be a little smarter.

Are you looking forward to the iPad Air – and even without an OLED display? Let us know in the comments!

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