Apple iPad Air is the successor of the iPad 4. It is lighter and thinner and with Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip, it is twice as fast. iPad Air adds MIMO technology with two antennas to deliver up to twice the Wi-Fi speed of the iPad 4. The new iPad Air will be available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models.
An iPad that is twice as fast
Last year Apple made the iPad 4 twice as fast as its predecessor. The iPad Air is repeating the same feat touting up to 2 times the CPU performance and up to 2 times the graphics performance. Despite more power, iPad Air still maintains a 10 hours battery life.
Apple iPad Air is built on Apple powerful A7 processor with 64-bit architecture with iOS 7 running things with smarter multitasking. It also comes with the M7 motion coprocessor.
Display & Camera
iPad Air spots the same the same brilliant 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 pixels Retina display. On the back is a 5 megapixels camera, which can record 1080p HD video and a front 1.2 megapixels FaceTime camera with 720p HD video for video calls.
It will be available in Wi-Fi only models and a cellular model that will offer both Wi-Fi, 4G LTE as well as options for WCDMA/HSPA+ or CDMA EVDO.
Price & Availability
The new iPad Air will be available in first in the United States starting November with the Wi-Fi only models priced at $499, $599, $699, and $799 for the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage models respectively. Cellular models will cost $629, $729, $829, and $929 respectively.
Apple iPad Air is now available in Nigeria, prices starts from N99,500.
Apple iPad Air Specs:
Here are a few Specs for the Apple iPad Air:
- SIM Type: Nano SIM (4G LTE)
- Operating System: iOS 7
- Processor: Apple A7 Processor with 64-bit architecture
- M7 motion co-processor
- Display: 9.7-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 ppi)
- Colours: Silver, or Space Gray
- Weight: 469 g (Wi-Fi), 478 g (4G LTE)
- Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
- Rear Camera: 5 MP iSight Camera with BSI sensor, 1080p HD video
- Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR Filter, HDR, Auto focus
- Front Camera: 1.2 MP FaceTime Camera with BSI sensor, 720p HD video
- Siri Intelligent Digital Assistant
- 1GB RAM ?
- Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
- 3.5mm jack
- Lightning connector
- Tri-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GSM Quad-band GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) (4G LTE)
- WCDMA/HSPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) (4G LTE)
- 4G LTE (up to 100Mbps) (4G LTE)
- CDMA/EVDO Rev A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz) (4G LTE)
- Apple iMessage messaging service
- Navigation with A-GPS/Wi-Fi/Cellular
- Apple Maps
- email/push email/IM
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, MIDI)
- Video player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, MIMO with Wi-Fi hotspot
- Photo/Video editor
- WAP 2.0/XHTML/HTML browser
- Battery capacity: 32.4 watt-hour
- Use Time: up to 10 hours
- Browsing on Cellular: up to 9 hours