Apple today unveiled the fifth generation iPad calling it the iPad Air. As the name suggests, the latest iPad is much lighter and thinner than its predecessor: 0.4 lbs lighter and 20% thinner to be precise. Even the bezel is 43% thinner than the iPad 4 as was previously reported. As a result, the iPad Air sports a new revamped design.
The new iPad has the same 9.7 inch screen size as its forerunners. It is powered by the same A7 processor that is found in the iPhone 5s. This 64-bit chip provides faster processing speeds and graphics. It also includes the M7 co-processor which focuses on computing information generated from the sensors to make the device smarter all around. Apple claims the iPad Air features graphics that are 72x faster than the original iPad.
The iPad Air has a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p FaceTime camera along with dual microphones for better audio. It will be available in four colors: black, white, silver, and space gray. The price for the 16GB Wi-Fi version will be $499 whereas Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be priced at $629 onward. The new iPad will be available from November 1.
It has been a day of unveiling new tablets with Nokia launching its own Windows RT tablet earlier today. And now the launch of Apple’s new iPad further heats up the tablet war with users spoilt for choice by the availability of so many tablets out in the market at present.