Apple have announced the iPad Air. The new Full Size iPad which weighs at just 469 grams. The iPad Air is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the fourth generation iPad. The iPad features a A7 chip, upgraded camera and expanded 4G LTE connectivity.
“iPad created an entirely new mobile computing experience, and the new iPad Air is another big leap ahead. It is so thin, light and powerful, once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad Air with its 9.7-inch Retina display weighs less than half a kilogram and packs the incredible performance of iOS 7 running on a 64-bit desktop-class Apple A7 chip, and delivers all-day battery life in the lightest full-sized tablet in the world.”
The iPad also features Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology. Which will bring twice the Wi-Fi performance than previous generations. The iPad Air includes a 5 megapixel camera on the rear and a FaceTime HD camera on the front. iOS 7 includes advanced image signal processing and Apple claims it will improve the picture quality.
Apple have also designed new polyurethane Smart Covers for the new iPad mini which will be available in blue, green, pink, yellow, black and (RED) for $48 AUD. Also, new Smart Cases are available in yellow, beige, blue, brown, black and (RED) for $89 AUD.
The iPad Air will be available from the 1st of November and will come in Silver and Space Grey colours. The 16GB Wi-Fi edition will start at $598 AUD and a 16GB Cellular edition will start at $749 AUD. Full pricing available from Apple.