Apple iPad Air Specs, Features and Price
Apple has launched two of its latest flagship devices which are better, more advanced, faster, nice looking and top-notch then any of the previous devices manufactured by this American Tech Giant. The two iDevices were the Apple iPad Mini 2 and the Apple iPad Air. iPad Air is best thing happened to an iPad yet. After the huge success of iPad 4, we were expecting an iPad 5 but instead we got more than we asked for and instead of a traditional name, Apple named it iPad Air due to its extreme light weight and sleekest dimensions.
About Apple iPad Air
The new Apple iPad Air was launched at Apple’s San Francisco press event in which Apple’s Global Marketing Chief Phil Schiller gave a brief introduction of it. The features and specifications expected and confirmed are given below:
As we all knew that now all the iDevices will be iOS 7 powered, so is the iPad Air. iOS 7 has brought life in the Apple products which started to look all the same. iOS 7 looks amazing on the iPad Air with all its beautiful features and integrated functions. iPad air will get the latest version of iOS 7 whereas all the other Apple devices have to download it from iTunes.
Processor & Chipset:
Apple iPad Air will have the latest 64-bit A7 Chipset. It will boast a Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor and an M7 motion co-processor which will process all the information given by sensors. Apple claims that this iPad will have 8x faster performance and 72x higher graphics performance due to PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics).
Apple iPad Air is carved out of Aluminium. It is much lighter and thinner than its predecessor iPad 4. It weighed about 1.4 pounds whereas iPad Air weighs only 1 pound. It is 7.5 mm which is 20% sleeker than iPad 4 which was 9.4 millimetres thick. Due to such properties, Apple has named it Air. Apple claims that iPad Air is the lightest tablet in the world.
iPad Air boasts a 9.7 inches Retina Display having 1536 x 2048 pixels at 264 ppi pixel density which means it has 3.1 Million pixels on a single screen. The whole front panel is protected by a Scratch-resistant glass along with oleophobic coating.
Apple iPad Air will inherit the same 5-megapixel iSight camera from iPad 4. But now it is capable of recording videos at 1080p and performs much better in low-light. The secondary FaceTime camera has been upgraded and as the pixel and sensor size has been increased along with a backside-illuminated sensor which results in better image quality.
Apple iPad Air will start shipping on November 1st to USA, UK, Japan and other countries. China will also get the iPad on the first day launch. You can choose from silver, white, grey and black for the body colour of iPad Air.
$499 is the price for WiFi+16GB model, $629 for cellular+16GB version, $399 for the simple 16GB model. A 128GB version will also be available for $799. The Smart Cover which exactly matches the curve of the iPad Air and also creates a triangular stand will cost about $49.