This morning Apple announced the release of a new iPad Air and an iPad mini. The iPad Air is a 10.5-inch model, while the iPad Mini keeps the 7.9-inch form factor.

iPad Air

The all-new iPad Air in features an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil support and high-end performance at a breakthrough price. With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels. Starts at US$499.

2019 iPad mini and 2019 iPad Air
2019 iPad mini (left) and 2019 iPad Air (right) with Apple Pencil

iPad Mini

With the A12 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini is a powerful multi-tasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. The advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support is 25 percent brighter and has the highest pixel density of any iPad, delivering an immersive visual experience in any setting. And with Apple Pencil support, the new iPad mini is the perfect take-anywhere notepad for sketching and jotting down thoughts on the go. Starts at US$399.

You can order the new iPads today and will be in Apple retail stores next week.

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Apparently there is an update for iWork for iOS that adds a lot of pencil functions. Sweeeeeet.