Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) review: Great becomes greater

The 2022 iPad Air is now powered by the M1 processor, which is the same as the 2021 iPad Pro range. That's powerful stuff. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Green is out, but a new shade of Blue and a totally new Purple finish is in for those wanting something different. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Like the previous iPad Air, the 2022 model features support for the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil, making note-taking and drawing a doddle. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Instead of Face ID (as found in the iPad Pro range), the iPad Air features a Touch ID sensor in the power button. It's really easy to use. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The iPad Air retains its metal chassis which should mean that it can withstand the odd knock and bash when you're using it around the home or out in the field. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The inclusion of the Smart Connector on the back means you can attach the Apple Magic Keyboard giving you a more laptop-like experience. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
We've had no trouble running demanding apps on the iPad Air thanks to that new M1 processor. After all it's the same chip found in the MacBook Air. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
If you don't need the scale of the iPad Pro, but want something more exciting than the 9th Gen iPad, the 2022 iPad Air is the one to get. (image credit: Pocket-lint)