Apple unveils the iPad Air

The new iPad is 28 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner than the previous generation and comes with the new A7 chip with 64-bit computing and advanced graphics capabilities.

Apple unveiled today the new iPad that it describes as "the most refined iPad ever". This new tablet offers twice the power of the previous generation while pushing the weight and dimensions even lower than before. The iPad Air features aluminum unibody design and is available in Space Gray or Silver.

These are the main features and specs of the iPad Air:

  • Processor: 64-bit A7 with M7 motion coprocessor
  • Internal Storage: up to 128 GB
  • Display: 9.7-inch Retina multitouch IPS with 2,048X1,536 pixels and 264 ppi
  • Cameras: 1.2 MP FaceTime HD front, 5 MP iSight back
  • Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 for the Wi-Fi version, 4G LTE, HSPA+ and more for the cellular version
  • Operating system: iOS 7
  • Weight/Dimensions: 1 pound (WiFi only) or 1.05 pounds (WiFi+cellular); 9.4X6.6X0.29 inches

The iPad Air starts at $499 for the 16 GB WiFi only version, while the WiFi+cellular version begins at $629. The top configurations come with 128 GB of internal storage each and are priced at $799 (WiFi) and $929 (WiFi plus cellular).

This new portable device from Cupertino will arrive in stores on November 1.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-10-22 (Update: 2013-10-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.