The iPad Air 2020, (officially the fourth-generation iPad Air, or iPad Air 4th Gen) was the October 2020 follow-on to the 10.5” screen iPad Air 3rd Gen, which had been released in 2019. The newest addition to the Apple iPad Air family has a larger 10.9” iPad Liquid Retina Display, USB-C support, second-generation Apple Pencil support, and better performance due to its Apple A14 Bionic Chip. Apple’s goal with the iPad Air 4th Gen was to improve upon its predecessor but also to bring many of the iPad Pro’s features to the iPad Air. Consequently, the iPad Air 4th Gen is a significant leap in performance and utility when compared to the iPad Air 3rd Gen.
The iPad Air 4th Gen was announced on 15 September 2020 and released on 23 October, coinciding with the September release of the iPad (eighth-generation) 2020. Complete with the fast Apple A14 Bionic processor and a 10-hour battery life, the iPad Air 4th Gen boasts support for the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil as well as for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard Folio, making this a notable upgrade from previous models at an attractive price point.
The iPad Air 4th Gen is a notable upgrade from the iPad Air 3rd Gen and surpasses even the flagship iPad 8th Gen thanks to its Apple A14 Bionic chip. The leap in performance is due to Apple’s endeavour to bring many of the features of its top-of-the-line iPad Pro to iPad Air users. They’ve also done away with the home button in favour of Touch ID integration as well as opted for the faster USB-C in lieu of the older lighting connector. In brief, the iPad Air 4th Gen is an excellent choice for everyday tablet users and those looking for some of the features previously exclusive to the iPad Pro line of tablets.
Although the iPad Air 4th Gen excels in nearly every way from its predecessor and is also in many ways a superior product to the newly-released iPad 8th Gen, it isn’t without some drawbacks. 64GB of storage is certainly a leap from 32GB common to older models, but as media file sizes and daily use accrues, many users still won’t have any issue filling up the 64GB storage.
At the time of writing, the iPad Air 4th Gen is brand new, so it remains to be seen what problems will occur for users. In all likelihood, many common issues for all iPads can be expected, including frozen or dislodged buttons, cracked or shattered display screens, and loose or dislodged charging ports.
Many of these problems stem from the simple fact that iPads of all types are portable and are often packed away without proper care in a rucksack or bag and can have their ports nudged or their screens cracked with relative ease.
The problem with damaged iPads is that official support for uninsured products for these most common problems is lacking. Apple products are quite expensive to replace, so why not consider affordable repairs with approved quality parts and to a professional standard to keep your iPad running smoothly for years to come? iTechnician provides technical repairs and support for the iPad Air 4th Gen for the following:
iPad Air 4 repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.