In less than 24 hours sales of the new iPad Air will kick off. It’s a significantly lighter and slimmer version of the iPad – nearly 1/3 lighter than the previous generation with reduced bezels and a distinct ‘minified’ feel to it.
Here are some of the highlights of the iPad Air’s technical specs:
Finish: As you can see above you can choose from Space Gray or Silver.
Connectivity: There are WiFi only and WiFi + Cellular models. The +Cellular models are $130 more than the WiFi only models. With the cellular models there is support for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
Storage Capacity: There are 16, 32, 64, and 128GB models – starting at $499 for the WiFi only 16GB and going up to $929 for the 128GB WiFi + Cellular model.
Chip: The iPad Air has Apple’s impressive new A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and a dedicated M7 motion co-processor
Display: a 9.7 inch Retina display with resolution of 2048X1536
Size & Weight: The iPad Air weighs in at just 1 and 1.05 pounds for the WiFi and WiFi + Cellular models respectively. It’s got a depth or thickness of just 7.5mm.
Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO; Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Battery Life: The iPad Air continues the iPad’s stellar battery life – promising 10 hours of web surfing via WiFi, video watching, and listening to music.
Free Apple iPad Apps: In addition to the 20+ built-in apps like mail, Safari, Maps, Music, and iBooks the iPad Air also comes a dozen new, free iLife and iWork apps – including iMovie, Garageband, iTunes U, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
One of the big iPad Air specs that Apple, as per their custom, has not revealed is the amount of RAM the new tablet will have. I really we’ll see at least 2GB – 3GB would be far nicer. I think 4GB is just a pipe dream given Apple’s history with their mobile devices, but I would love to be surprised on this one.
To see the complete set of tech specs for the iPad Air visit this Apple iPad Air page.