On a special Apple event in San Francisco on October 22, Apple unveiled their newest iPad, the iPad Air. As the name already suggests, the newest iPad will be a lightweight model. It is much thinner than the regular iPad and reminds of the iPad Mini, even though its size is the same as the fourth-generation iPad. The iPad Air can be pre-ordered as of today and will be released on November 1. It will cost $500 dollars for the 16GB WiFi version and upto $629 for the 16GB model with 4G LTE connectivity.
The iPad air weighs only one pound (a lightweight, compared to the fourth-generation iPad, which is 1.4 pounds). It is 7.5 mm thick down from 9.4 mm, but its screen will still be the same 10.1-inch Retina display. The iPad air’s bezel will be 43% smaller than the one on the regular iPads. This means that the newest iPad will be 28% lighter and 20% thinner than its predecessors.
Not only did Apple promise that the new iPad Air is going to be lighter and thinner, they also promised that it would be faster than the fourth-generation iPads. The iPad Air will have the same A7 processing chip that the iPhone 5S has, and that will make it 72 times as fast as the original fourth-generation iPad. However, according to the company, this will not have a negative impact on the device’s battery life, which will still be up to 10 hours. If this works out, it will be a huge step forward for Apple. And if you don’t like the iPad Air, but you need a new iPad, you are still in luck because Apple announced that the the iPad 2, which was released in 2011 will still be available for $399.
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