Apple introduced this week at its special online event the 8th generation iPad and the redesigned 4th generation iPad Air. While the new regular iPad will be available in stores this Friday, iPad Air 4 is coming in October. Thanks to some Chinese hands-on videos shared on YouTube today, we can now take a better look at these new iPads.
As spotted by MacRumors, Apple invited members of the Chinese press to another special event where they could experience iPad 8 and iPad Air 4 before they hit the stores.
These videos are mostly focused on the new iPad Air as it was one of the main highlights of this week’s event, but they briefly demonstrate the performance improvements on the 2020 iPad with A12 Bionic chip.
One of the videos demonstrates exactly how the new Touch ID sensor works integrated into the Power button since the new iPad Air doesn’t have a Home button or Face ID. This is the first time that an iOS device is introduced with Touch ID built into another button besides the Home button.
We can also notice that the iPad Air 4 and the smaller 2020 iPad Pro have the same physical size, but the iPad Air 4 has a 10.9-inch display with slightly thicker bezels while the iPad Pro has an 11-inch display. The videos, of course, were recorded in Chinese, but it’s worth watching them all.