Say Hi To The iPad Air; The Lightest iPad Ever

Apple has announced the new iPad and it’s called; the iPad Air. It’s the fifth-generation iPad designed for modern age users. The device comes with a 9.7 inch display, and the side bezel clocks in at 43% - super skinny.

With just 7.5mm, the new iPad Air is 20% thin compared to its predecessor, and also 0.4 pounds lighter. In fact, it’s the lightest iPad (or tablet) in the world. The device also comes with the new A7 64-bit chip, the same one that was featured on the iPhone 5s, and the M7 chip that was also included in the latest iPhone.

Graphics are now 72 times faster than iPad 1 and 3D rendering performance has doubled. The CPU opens apps twice the speed and users can also see fast responses when apps are updated to suit the 64-bit computer.
Wi-Fi 802.11ac is featured, and it’s the first device that ships with wireless MMIO tech. The iPad Air will also leverage LTE support (extended) that was on iPhone 5s. The camera is 5 megapixel iSight with 1080 video recording capability. The tablet also features dual microphones, which will improve performance of Siri and call reception.

The colors announced are Space Grey, White and Silver. The price for iPad Air is $499 for 16 GB Wi-Fi model, and $529 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular mode. On a side note, iPad 2 16 GB Wi-Fi is on sale at $399.

Apple will start shipping iPad Air from 1st November, and it will arrive in countries like China. Apple has managed to sell 170 million iPad units within 3 years, which shows just how much people love this iDevice.

What do you think about iPad Air? Satisfied with the release?


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