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Apple is likely to soon bring its newest tablet, the fifth-generation iPad Air or iPad Air 2022, to Indonesia. The indication is that the successor to the iPad Air 4 (2020) tablet has appeared on the Postel certification page of the Directorate General of SDPPI of the Ministry of Communication and Information.
On the Postel page, there is a certification numbered 81297/SDPPI/2022 which was submitted by PT Apple Indonesia on April 1st. In the brand column, it is written that this Postel certification is owned by Pad Air (5th generation / fifth generation) with model number A2588. Because it has appeared on the Postel page, this indicates that the iPad Air 2022 will soon enter Indonesia. Bearing in mind, so far, a Postel Kominfo certificate must be issued for every telecommunication device that transmits, or transmits, and receives radio spectrum in Indonesia.
In addition to postal, every electronic device in Indonesia must also pass the Domestic Component Level (TKDN) test of the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin). However, from a KompasTekno search on the Ministry of Industry’s TKDN page, there is no certification regarding the iPad Air 2022.
Although it has been registered and has Postel certification, until now, Apple Indonesia has not provided official information regarding the presence of this fifth-generation iPad Air in the country. The fifth-generation iPad Air tablet itself was first introduced to the public on March 8. Now, the iPad Air 2022 is available in several countries, such as the US, Singapore, to Malaysia.
However, it has not yet been marketed in Indonesia. Prediction of the price of the iPad Air 2022, when this news was written, there was no official information regarding the schedule for the launch of the iPad Air 5 in Indonesia and the price. However, as a precaution, we can estimate the price of the iPad Air 2022 in Indonesia by looking at the price of the iPad Air 2022 in neighboring countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore, for example.
Because usually, the price of Apple products marketed in Malaysia and Singapore is not much adrift from prices in Indonesia. In neighboring countries, the price of the iPad Air 2022 or the fifth-generation iPad Air has already been marketed with the following price list, as compiled by KompasTekno from the official Apple Malaysia and Singapore pages, Thursday (7/4/2022)
Price of iPad Air 2022 in Malaysia:
- Wi-Fi only RAM 8/64 GB: 2,699 ringgit (approximately IDR 9.1 million)
- Wi-Fi only RAM 8/256 GB : 3,349 ringgit (approximately IDR 11.3 million)
- Wi-Fi + cellular RAM 8/64 GB : 3,349 ringgit (approximately IDR 11.3 million)
- Wi-Fi + cellular RAM 8/256 GB : 3,999 ringgit (approximately IDR 13.5 million)
- iPad Air 2022 price in Singapore
- Wi-Fi only RAM 8/64 GB: 879 Singapore dollars (around Rp. 9.2 million)
- Wi-Fi only RAM 8/256 GB : 1,099 Singapore dollars (around Rp. 11.6 million)
- Wi-Fi + cellular 8/64 GB : 1,099 Singapore dollars (approximately IDR 11.6 million)
- Wi-Fi + cellular 8/256 GB : 1,319 Singapore dollars (approximately IDR 13.9 million)
iPad Air 2022 Specifications As the successor to the iPad Air 2020, the iPad Air 2022 brings several improvements such as a higher resolution front camera, a more capable chipset, and 5G network support. For screen specifications, the iPad Air 2022 uses a Liquid Retina panel with a span of 10.9 inches, a resolution of 2,360 x 1,640 pixels, a density of 264 PPI, and a brightness level of up to 500 nits.
This tablet screen also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil accessory. For selfies and video calls, the iPad Air 2022 is also equipped with a front camera (ultrawide) with a resolution of 12 MP (f/2.4, 122 degrees of view). Turning to the back, this tablet is equipped with a rear camera (wide) with a resolution of 12 MP (f / 1.8).
For hardware, this time, Apple embeds the M1 chip on the 2022 iPad Air. This chip was first released for the MacBook laptop line in 2020. The M1 chip is paired with 8GB of RAM and 64/256GB of media storage.
Other features brought by this new Apple tablet include support for 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 (data transfer up to 10Gbps), battery capacity of 28.6 Wh, Bluetooth 5.0, TouchID, stereo speakers, as well as 2nd generation Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard support.