Apple has announced iPad Air during its media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on October 22. iPad Air is the new name of the larger 9.7-inch iPad and instead of calling it iPad 5, Apple has named the latest model: iPad Air, because it’s lighter, thinner and compact than its predecessor. The new iPad Air comes with a number of new features and improvements. Hit the jump to learn about iPad Air price, features and availability/release date…
iPad Air Features
Thinner and lighter – After 4 generations of iPad, Apple has finally release iPad Air with a revamped design. It has aesthetic feel that of an iPad mini. It has thinner design and bezels while retaining the 9-inch display. It weighs around 1 pound, it’s 28% lighter, and 20% thinner than its predecessor. With the new design, iPad Air looks like a bigger version of the iPad mini.
9.7-inch Retina Display – Despite the fact that the iPad Air has a compact design and thinner bezels, still it comes in the same 9.7-inch Retina display with gorgeous 2048×1536 pixels resolution with 3.1 million pixels.
Chipset – iPad Air has the same A7-64bit processor as found in iPhone 5S which brings twice the CPU speed and performance. It also features M7 coprocessor.
Storage Options – The iPad Air will be available in four different storage option, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Battery life – Apple claims iPad Air to be powerful but not power hungry. Even though it’s 20% thinner and up to twice as fast as the iPad 4, it still gives you the same incredible 10-hour battery life
Other features – Camera has not been changed in iPad Air. It has the same 5MP camera sensor on the rear, 1080p video recording, dual microphone, FaceTime HD camera and more. For WiFi, iPad Air comes with two antennas and MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology.
Colors – iPad Air will be available in Silver and space gray color options.
iPad Air Price
The WiFi model of the iPad Air with the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with cost $499, $599, $699 and $799 respectively.
WiFi + Cellular variant will be available for $629, $729, $829 and $929 respectively.
iPad Air Availability
The new iPad Air will be available on November 1st in 41 countries around the globe.