Tips and tricks for using your new iPad Air 4

Our videographer Harris Craycraft has managed to get his hands on a brand new iPad Air 4 in a beautiful blue finish that Apple markets as Sky Blue. Harris is big on the iPad, he uses his Apple tablets for everything from studies to work to entertainment and so forth, so we thought our readers might appreciate a handful of tips and tricks for efficient use of the new iPad Air.

And now, watch the hands-on video walkthrough of the new iPad Air 4, embedded below.

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I always enjoy Harris’s video work, especially these calm, authoritative overviews of Apple’s new gadgets. His ten-minute footage goes through some of the not-so-obvious software features that you may or may not be familiar with. I particularly like how Harris lays out user choices in terms of expansions and USB-C peripherals which used to be off limits to iPad Air owners because previous iterations of the tablet had Lightning, not USB-C.

Go ahead and watch the whole thing, it runs just ten minutes long.

The iPad Pro still has a few things going on for it, including Face ID, the 1TB storage option, a ProMotion 120Hz display, four stereo speakers and so forth. And if the rumor-mill is an indication, Apple will refresh the iPad Pro line in the first quarter of 2021. It goes without saying that a new model will run an enhanced version of Apple’s A14 Bionic chip that will put some distance between the new iPad Air 4 and the iPad Pro models in terms of performance.

If you’re more of an iPad Pro guy than an iPad Air person, you may be interested to watch our video in which we pit the two top iOS and Android tablets against each other: the iPad Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S, embedded below.

As for the new iPad Air, it’s available to order on, in the Apple Store app and from authorized resellers. Wi-Fi models of the iPad Air 4 are available with a starting price of $599. Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $729. The tablet is available in 64GB and 256GB configurations, in five finishes: Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue.