There is no doubt that the new iPad Air has been one of Apple’s most exciting tablets in years. This rebooted digital tablet gets a stunning new look and sheer power thanks to the A14 Bionic processor. Apple announced the launch of the new iPad Air last month at the “Time Flies” event. However, since then, all we have been told is that this updated tablet will be available for purchase in October.

This may be about to change despite Apple holding a major launch event on Tuesday, October 13th. It looks like this rendering will be when we will finally see the new iPhone 12 range revealed to the world but there may also be plenty of other announcements including when iPad fans will finally be able to get the latest Air version.

Another reason to believe an imminent launch comes via recent posts on Twitter from a senior tech mentor Mark Gurman who mentioned that Apple stores are preparing to stock this tablet.

“Apple’s marketing materials for the new iPad Air are starting to hit retail stores, indicating its launch sooner rather than later,” Gorman said in posts on social media.

This was followed by another tweet saying, “Shipments of new devices are starting at Apple stores to open at a later date – iPad Airs will likely go on sale this month. Very early for iPhones.”

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There’s no word from Apple about when the iPad Air will arrive in stores, but given we’re now roughly halfway through October, it should be soon.

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If you stick to buying one, it looks like you can get a real treat.

The new iPad Air doesn’t look like the current model as massive bezels have been eliminated for an almost full screen.

This new look means that users will get a tablet with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display that moves closer to the edge of the device and makes it look more like the more expensive iPad Pro.

Underneath the new tinted aluminum body (yes, you can buy it in green and blue), is the latest and greatest A14 Bionic processor that seems to make this the fastest iPad Apple has ever made.

Another bonus feature of the new Air is that you can now use the latest Apple Pencil to scribble on the screen. This is good for two reasons as this stylus is more accurate and can also charge wirelessly by placing it on the side of the tablet.

The new Magic Keyboard is also compatible which will turn this tablet into a mini laptop, and the Lightning port has gone in favor of the faster USB-C.

Apple launches the device in a number of fruity colors including silver, space gray, rose gold, green and sky blue, with prices starting at £ 579.

“Today we’re excited to introduce the completely redesigned and much more powerful iPad Air, debuting the most powerful Apple chip ever produced, the A14 Bionic,” said Greg Josoyac, Apple’s senior vice president of global marketing.

Thanks to its gorgeous new full-screen design, larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, next-generation Touch ID, and the massive performance boost with the A14 Bionic, the new iPad Air provides customers with powerful professional features at a more affordable price. “

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Express.co.uk will bring you all the news directly from the Apple event on Tuesday, October 13th, so watch this space.