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.


Patrick Jordan

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