Thinner, Lighter, Faster. That’s what Apple promises in its newest iPad, which also has a new name: the iPad Air. Weighing in at just one pound and measuring 7.5mm thick; according to Apple, the iPad Air is the ‘lightest full-size tablet’ on the market. Inside the 9.7-inch device is a 64-bit A7 processor and an M7 motion co-processor. Apple has promised 8x faster performance, 72x faster graphics performance, and the ability to open files twice as fast when compared to previous iPad models. WiFi is also twice as fast with a 802.11n standard using MIMO. Battery life is estimated to be 10 hours, consistent with the previous version of the iPad and the new iPad mini with Retina Display.
Also improved is the rear camera, which is now a 5MP iSight camera, and the front facing camera, which is now a FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels. The iPad Air also offers improved backside illumination and dual microphones. Available from November 1, the IPad Air will replace the previous one and start retailing at $499 for the 16 GB version.
With the iPad Air being as thin as a pencil and the A7 chip making it eight times faster, would the sales of this new product could break all records of its predecessors? Wait and watch!