iPad Air

Apple has announced the all new iPad, and rather than naming it iPad 5, it has been renamed to iPad Air. Featuring a thinner screen bezel, a 20% thinner unibody aluminum enclosure, and as the iPad Air name suggests, it’s quite a bit lighter in weight tipping in at barely one pound.

iPad Air Specs

  • 9.7″ Retina display
  • A7 64 bit CPU
  • M7 motion processor
  • 5MP iSight camera
  • 1080p HD video
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Dual microphones
  • 10 hour battery life
  • 802.11n MIMO Wi-Fi, optional LTE model
  • 1lbs weight

iPad Air is available in two different color options, a silver and white option, or a space grey and black model.

iPad Air Pricing

iPad Air pricing is consistent with prior iPad models:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi model – $ 499
  • 16GB LTE model – $ 629
  • 32GB – $ 599
  • 64GB – $ 699

All models will be available in an optional LTE version for an additional $ 129.

iPad Air Release Date Set for November 1

The iPad Air will be released on November 1 in a wide variety of countries, including the USA, much of Europe, and China.

Also still in the line up is the iPad 2, available at $ 399, but it would be hard to recommend for most uses. The difference in performance specs is so considerable between the older iPad 2 model and the iPad Air that just about everyone should opt for the iPad Air model, which will not only have a much longer shelf life, but also significantly improved performance. Also available starting at $ 399 is the all new iPad Mini Retina, which features much of the same hardware as the full sized iPad Air, but with a smaller display and enclosure.

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