iPad Air 2019 review: happy medium

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  • Published: 27 March 2019
  • Apple’s new iPad Air has almost all of the features people want from a iPad Pro -- without paying Pro prices. Compared to the basic iPad, you get a better screen, a keyboard connector, and a much faster processor. But it still has a physical Touch ID home button for unlocking and a lightning port for charging. Dieter Bohn reviews the iPad Air and explains why it’s the best iPad for most people -- because it’s the happy medium.

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  • The Verge
    The Verge   8 months back

    Do you think this iPad is for you -- or would you prefer something else entirely?

    • Blue_Wizard76
      Blue_Wizard76  2 weeks back

      I have the 2016 iPad Pro 9.7 inches. While it is still running well, I am debating whether to get a new iPad. I use my iPad to take notes, watch videos and review documents. I do not do anything like edit videos and other heavy power uses. In fact, I hardly game on my iPad. Would the iPad Air be ideal, or would getting an 11 inch Pad pro be a better investment?

    • Daud Hicks
      Daud Hicks  2 weeks back

      I think I'll get the pro 11 inch instead of Air 3. The mini 5 is tempting if it had more ram and features and less bezels.

  • Victor
    Victor  1 days back

    When Snapple update to USB c for regular or air iPad I will update.

    • SN Rasul
      SN Rasul  1 days back

      I'm confused. I got the base model iPad and that has a keyboard connector and I've been using the keyboard shown in the video.

      • Andrew Breckill
        Andrew Breckill  1 days back

        I have one of these and am pretty disappointed in it. It is way too thin, mine has bent with only being used in my house Not taken outside at all. So the screen now responds randomly to touch. Poor engineering decisions in the name of marketing.

        • TLM
          TLM  2 days back

          iPad airplane

          • J D
            J D  5 days back

            USB-C on iPad Pro is superior!

            • SUDEEP KHATRI
              SUDEEP KHATRI  5 days back

              It would be my 1st ipad if you would help 😔😔😔😔😔

              • SUDEEP KHATRI
                SUDEEP KHATRI  5 days back

                Can you get one for me plzzzzz😭😭😭😭😭

                • julio C
                  julio C  2 weeks back

                  All I wanted on an iPad . I bought my iPad Air today. Why buy pro line up when I have a Vega MacBook Pro . I upgraded my iPad mini 4 which I still love and use every day.

                  • Joe Blow
                    Joe Blow  2 weeks back

                    Does the 2017 10.5 have a USB port?

                    • YH
                      YH  3 weeks back

                      thank you so much for the subtitles

                      • Dennis Serino
                        Dennis Serino  3 weeks back

                        having used an ipad pro and tab s6, this form factor feels so outdated

                        • Fabian Gonzalez
                          Fabian Gonzalez  4 weeks back

                          Does iPad Pro 2017 10.2” display have apple keyboard compatibility?. I’m thinking to buy iPad Air cause I have an iPad 5th gen but still don’t know which one is better.
                          Thanks guys

                          • GroundCharge
                            GroundCharge  4 weeks back

                            what i would love in this review would be response time when writing with pencil(ipad vs air) and feel of the screen. I heard its more "plasticky" on regular and better on air. would be useful info

                            • iTacHi
                              iTacHi  4 weeks back

                              Watching from my new iPad Air

                              • Sreekar Gunda
                                Sreekar Gunda  4 weeks back

                                What do you think about value depreciation over the years.
                                If I buy an old iPad Pro now, it probably won’t last as long iPad Air 2019.

                                • Syuna
                                  Syuna  1 months back

                                  I think the iPad lineups are good ur getting different sizes and different price ranges depending on your budget, that’s like complaining there’s too many options to choose from if there was only 1 or 2 iPads an they are both extremely expensive ppl would complain and want cheaper affordable ones, an I seen ppl saying it’s confusing knowing what products are good lol like there’s 3, iPad mini 1-4 gen iPad Air 1-3 gen iPad Pro 1-2 gen I don’t know how that’s so confusing

                                  • Fergus Hungerford
                                    Fergus Hungerford  1 months back

                                    Great Review 😃🙌

                                    • issam ibinu
                                      issam ibinu  1 months back

                                      Anybody updated Air3 to iPad os ? How is the battery?

                                      • Mike Reslinger
                                        Mike Reslinger  2 months back

                                        I returned my 11 inch iPad Pro for the new iPad Air. Along with the pro and new pencil being returned I saved myself almost 400$. I had been using my iPad Air 2 for years. The pro is awesome but I don’t need it. I have a Samsung Chromebook Plus that I use for work since we are all in with Google and my iPad is mainly for reading and movies. I am happy with the savings and the iPad Air.

                                        • parthiban krishnan
                                          parthiban krishnan  2 months back

                                          What are the non apple adapters which work with ipad air 3 for connecting a pendrive?

                                          • alekzz is rec
                                            alekzz is rec  2 months back

                                            Absolutely luv ur emotional reaction... that's also my level of confusion with usb-c, 4 speaker etc. :)

                                            • Zara
                                              Zara  2 months back

                                              It looks exactly as my iPad Air 2 from 2015... okay I can’t use the pen on this, but still.

                                              • Brxntreo
                                                Brxntreo  2 months back

                                                I bought the ipad air 3 but do they still sell ipad pro 2017 new i dont like used because i dont know were it has been

                                                • Budgeanimation
                                                  Budgeanimation  2 months back

                                                  You lucky in Australia the iPad is $529

                                                  • Sami Bari
                                                    Sami Bari  2 months back

                                                    I got the rose gold 2017 iPad pro 256gb new for £478 bargin at that price

                                                    • gnarlynoodles
                                                      gnarlynoodles  2 months back

                                                      What’s the wallpaper?

                                                      • DRAGON WARRIORS
                                                        DRAGON WARRIORS  2 months back

                                                        I m buying ittttttttt

                                                        • Michael Fernetti
                                                          Michael Fernetti  2 months back

                                                          Was looking for something with a bigger screen to read / reply emails with, watch YouTube and Netflix videos etc with light web browsing. Was either going to go with this iPad Air or the Macbook Air and going with this save $600 when I don't really need a laptop anyway

                                                          • Adam Lee
                                                            Adam Lee  2 months back

                                                            Headphone jack in 2019 from Apple? Just take my money

                                                            • Adrian
                                                              Adrian  2 months back

                                                              I just bought the gold base model mine and it’s perfect! I just wish the apple store had silver.

                                                              • Cameron Casey
                                                                Cameron Casey  3 months back

                                                                The iPad Air 3 is HEAVY. Nothing airy about it at all. Thinking of downgrading to a mini.

                                                                • Dark
                                                                  Dark  3 months back

                                                                  Just You Wait... Apple will slow Down this iPad Within 7-10 Years.. TRUST ME..

                                                                  • iDwayneTV
                                                                    iDwayneTV  2 months back

                                                                    Dark trueeeee they did that to my mini and now can’t even upgrade the firmware or nothing

                                                                • XGhostPrimeMinister1.1X 1,000

                                                                  I’m tempted to get the new 2019 iPad Air because the iPad I’ve got which is specifically the iPad Air 2 is pretty old so that’s one reason I want to get it I also want to get the new iPad Air because of the fact that it has the A12 Bionic chip which is a bit of a joke considering the fact that I’ve got the iPhone X which has the A11 Bionic Chip therefore the iPad Air will be more powerful than my iPhone X although it’s only an air and not a pro BUT WOULD YOU SUGGEST GETTING IT OR NOT ILL PROBABLY GET IT ANYWAY BUT I SUPPOSE IT DEPENDS ON WHATEVER IT’S DEPENDENT OFF

                                                                  • UU - 06MA - Bristol Road MS (1147)

                                                                    This iPad is underrated

                                                                    • Tushar Vasnani
                                                                      Tushar Vasnani  3 months back

                                                                      honest opinion i use earphones 99% of the time so the quad speakers doesnt matter much for me on the ipad pro and i'd compromise the pro motion for the better processor so i'd rather get the ipad air

                                                                      • stamisme my other account

                                                                        iPad mini: ding dong your wrong

                                                                        • Johnny Humble
                                                                          Johnny Humble  3 months back

                                                                          can you do one on the ipad 9.7 inch 2019

                                                                          • Deadpool
                                                                            Deadpool  3 months back

                                                                            This video is a GIF gold mine.

                                                                            • Jiggs Martinez
                                                                              Jiggs Martinez  3 months back

                                                                              Am I able to import photos from an sd card or use an external hard drive to this iPad? I've never owned tablet in my life and I'm looking into one to take with me for travel photography.

                                                                              • D. M. GAMBLE
                                                                                D. M. GAMBLE  3 months back

                                                                                06:26 cool story but I need to make use of my Powerbeats Pro.

                                                                                • eric kruse
                                                                                  eric kruse  4 months back

                                                                                  The new pro is legitimately flimsy too. Durability in a tablet is a primary condition for me for purchasing. I would pay 299 for the pro 2019, that's it's value as a device that bends from the will of your mind...

                                                                                  • Biodecay
                                                                                    Biodecay  4 months back

                                                                                    I got the iPad Air 3 for 150$ cellular and 256 gigs from a old person who didn’t look up the prices and I just realised I got a 1200$ iPad Air 3 when I got home. What a steal!

                                                                                    • Dennis Rasmussen
                                                                                      Dennis Rasmussen  4 months back

                                                                                      And then ipadOS came!

                                                                                      • Kate Basco
                                                                                        Kate Basco  4 months back

                                                                                        "Apparently Apple thinks USB-C is a Pro feature which... whatever... every Android.... anyway" LOL laughed at that

                                                                                      • Maggie Mae
                                                                                        Maggie Mae  4 months back

                                                                                        I have that iPad

                                                                                        • Affordable Tech
                                                                                          Affordable Tech  4 months back

                                                                                          Great vid, I personally purchased a used 2017 pro for the "better" processor and promotion display. I also actually made a review on the $250 iPad 6th gen and I honestly think it's an incredible value for the price you're paying. Check it out

                                                                                          • Tejomay Ladkat
                                                                                            Tejomay Ladkat  4 months back

                                                                                            Can I transfer files from iPad pro 11" to external hard drive usb c with new IPadOS ? I'm a student thinking of buying iPad Pro 11 inch which one should I buy 64 GB or 256 GB variant.
                                                                                            If responded it will help me.👍

                                                                                            • Sneeki Breeki
                                                                                              Sneeki Breeki  4 months back

                                                                                              Tejomay Ladkat ofc 256 will fit in more files and yes, you can. buy a case too cause you're going to need it