The iPad Air is the 1st-generation tablet computer of the iPad Air series, designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It was announced on October 22, 2013, and was released on November 1, 2013. It was discontinued with the launch of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro on March 21, 2016.
Aftermarket and refurbished units continue to be available through 3rd-party sources. However, user reviews of the older iPad Air have trended negative as it is considered obsolete, with operating system support limited to iOS 12.5.4. It does not support the iPadOS operating system that was released in September 2019.
- Apple Announces iPad Air—Dramatically Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful iPad, Apple Inc. 2013-10-22.
- Apple Introduces iPad Air 2—The Thinnest, Most Powerful iPad Ever, Apple Inc. 2014-10-16.
- Apple iPad Air (1st Generation) 16GB WiFi Only Space Gray Refurbished, Walmart. Accessed 2021-09-04.
- Apple iPad Air A1474, MD785LL/A, 16GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray w/ 1 YEAR EXTENDED CPS LIMITED WARRANTY(Refurbished), Amazon. Accessed 2021-09-04.
- Supported iPad models, Apple Support. Accessed 2021-09-05.