The new iPad Air 5 (2022) is a beast, and we love it

iPad Air: a photo of the new Apple iPad Air
(Image credit: Apple)

Apple's new iPad Air 5 (2022) features the same M1 chip as found in the iPad Pro, ultra-fast 5G, a new front camera with Centre Stage for video conferencing, and more great features. So, the big question is, has Apple just said goodbye to the more expensive iPad Pro?

Looking at the specs, we'd say so. That M1 chip is the same tech that powers the higher-priced iPad Pro, and its now wedged in here. It wouldn't surprise if Apple is lining up its more powerful M1 Max or even the new M1 Ultra for the next iPad Pro, these are same chips that comes packed in the gloriously super-charged Mac Studio.

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.