Apple Introduces iPad Air
Today Apple has unveiled the fifth-generation of its full-size iPad. Thank to countless rumours in recent months, we already knew what to expect from the newest iPad, but Apple took us by surprise with a new name for it. Please welcome the new iPad Air.
The completely new design of iPad Air is inspired by iPad mini. At just one pound (469 g) and 7.5 mm thin, the new iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the previous generation iPad 4. It has the same Retina display with a 2048-by-1536 resolution and 3.1 million pixels. Apple has reduced the width of iPad Air, along with the bezels on the side of display, making it look a lot like a slightly bigger version of iPad mini.
New iPad Air runs on a 64-bit desktop-class CPU chip A7, first introduced in iPhone 5s back in September, and offers the same up to 10 hours of battery life. It also has a M7 coprocessor, that measures the motion from iPad by pulling the data from gyroscope, compass and accelerometer.
Among other many new features and improvements, the iPad Air also has new connectivity and Camera upgrades, such as a ultrafast dual-band Wi-Fi and MIMO, even more LTE bands, new FaceTime HD camera and improved 5MP iSight camera that can capture 1080p HD video.
New iPad Air, as well as any other new iOS device, is coming with a bunch of great free apps from Apple such as Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, all redesigned for iOS 7 and optimized for 64-bit architecture.
iPad Air will be available from November 1, starting from $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi only version and $629 for LTE version.