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iPad Air: Features, Pricing, Launch Date

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The new iPad Air was unveiled by Apple just a few hours ago. The early strapline for the new iPad Air is:

Does even more. Weighs even less.

Here are some of the most notable features of the iPad Air that backup the strapline nicely:

A7 Chip: The iPad Air has Apple’s new A7 chip – which delivers 64-bit ‘desktop class’ architecture. This is said to double CPU performance, as compared to the previous generation. The new chip is said to make everything faster and more responsive – and also to present the opportunity for developers to create even more powerful iPad apps.

M7 Coprocessor: A new motion coprocessor:

iPad Air was designed to be on the move. That’s why the M7 coprocessor makes so much sense. It measures motion from your iPad Air by pulling data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. So your apps can give you a better experience based on the movement of your iPad Air. It’s a task that would normally fall to the A7 chip. But M7 is more efficient at it, which saves on power.

Faster WiFi & More LTE Bands: iPad Air offers 2X faster WiFi due to having two antennas and new MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology. Download speeds are said to reach up to 300Mbps. The + Cellular models also have more LTE bands, so they can be used on more cellular data networks around the world.

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The New iPad Is the iPad Air

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Apple has announced the new 5th gen iPad today – and it’s called the iPad Air.

So much for iPad 5, or 5th gen, or just plain iPad like we had for the 3rd gen. The iPad Air name ties in nicely with the fact that it was unveiled as being …

thinner, lighter, and more powerful than ever before

To back that up, Apple stated that the iPad Air is 43% thinner than the previous version, and 20% thinner across the entire device.

The previous generation iPad weighs in at 1.4 pounds – the iPad is almost half a pound lighter at one pound on the nose.

Apple touts it as the lightest full size tablet in the world.

I think this is the sort of change a whole lot of us were wishing for in the next iPad.

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