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.
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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