Apple’s new iPad Air is available to order, deliveries start Oct. 23
Apple announced the
completely redesigned iPad Air
in September alongside a pair of new
Apple Watch models
but didn’t provide a launch date for the new tablet other than it would be available in October.
Apple even held the
iPhone 12 event
without announcing a release date for its newest tablet. However, on Friday morning, Apple posted the iPad Air on its store and started accepting preorders, with deliveries starting Oct. 23.
The iPad Air was the first device to use Apple’s iPad Pro design aesthetic, with square edges and flat sides. Apple’s iPhone 12 models all use the same design, as well.
The new Air is also the first tablet outside of the iPad Pro lineup to ditch the Lightning connector, using USB-C instead. Another first, the iPad Air has ditched the home button and Touch ID in favor of a fingerprint reader underneath the side button.