Apple announces iPad Air 5 - complete with M1 chip, 5G support and a 12MP front camera

As part of the company's 'Peek Performance' event on 7 March, the much-rumoured iPad Air 5 was announced. Here are the most important details. (image credit: Apple)
The latest iPad Air will be offered in five different colours: space grey, starlight, pink, purple and blue. (image credit: Apple)
The most notable addition is Apple's M1 chip, which boosts performance significantly, Apple says, over the previous generation. (image credit: Apple)
Support for 5G is also offered, providing users opt for a Wi-Fi and Cellular model of the iPad Air 5. (image credit: Apple)
A new 12MP front-facing camera is on board, too, with support for Apple Center Stage, which allows the user to stay in shot even as they move around a space. (image credit: Apple)
The 10.9-inch tablet starts at $599 / £569 / €699 and is available to pre-order on 11 March ahead of its 18 March on-sale date. (image credit: Apple)