Apple has announced a new version of the iPad, and it's renamed to iPad Air instead of iPad 5. Featuring a thinner screen bezel, the iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth-generation iPad.
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
The iPad Air is available in two different color options, a silver and white option, or a space grey and black model and retails from S$688 for the most basic model.
The iPad Air will be available for order in Singapore from November 1, can't wait to get ahold of them for our clients!
Here's what some people have said of the device based on first impressions:
there's little doubt that the iPad Air is going to be even more powerful and much more portable than any previous 9.7-inch iPad. Both White and Space Gray iPad Airs look nice, the Space Gray slightly stealthier and the White a little more fun (and a little more prone to fingerprints, it looks like). They feel fast, though not noticeably different from the A7-powered iPhone 5S. Even despite a couple of surprising omissions, like a TouchID fingerprint sensor, this device deserves a new name: it feels completely different than the full-sized iPad once did. Apple's clearly trying to turn the iPad Air into a full-size device you're willing to take outside your home, and based on our first impressions we'd happily throw one in our backpacks today.
Inside, the new iPad runs the already burly new A7 system chip in the iPhone 5s. According to Apple, the new chip makes iPad Air up to 8x faster processor performance and 72x faster graphics performance.
The new chip, as we noted before, introduces support for 64-bit architecture — basically future-proofing for higher RAM devices. The CPU features an underlying improvement in architecture (ARMv8 from ARMv7, if you must know), which will greatly improve battery life.
The A7′s new M7 Motion Coprocessor, which manages inputs from the iPads built-in sensors. Although, we’re less sure what we’d use this extra power for given that you’re less likely to go for a run with iPad in tow.
Apple now has Wi-Fi with MIMO that’s two times faster than before.