The leaked videos, images and specs speculated for the past few months have finally proven true. The fifth generation iPad is now here and it resembles the iPad mini. However, Apple surprised many by giving the new gadget a new branding: the iPad Air.

The Thinnest and Lightest Tablet

Apple claims that the new tablet is the thinnest in the world. This is 20 percent thinner compared to its predecessor. The new tablet is also lighter and weighs only 1 pound compared to the previous version’s 1.4 pounds.

A7 Chip

The iPad Air’s A7 chip takes it to new peaks of speed and power. Games are even more responsive and apps run insanely fast. Everything you do with this gadget feels quicker. It also supports the OpenGL ES edition 3.0, which enables detailed visual effects and graphics once possible only among game consoles and desktop computers. The A7 chip has 64-bit architecture that opens a door for more powerful and robust apps hence more possibilities for the things you could do with the new iPad Air.

M7 Coprocessor

The M7 coprocessor is the main proof that iPad Air was created to be just on the move. The M7 coprocessor measures motion from the iPad Air by simply pulling data from the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass.

Thus, based on iPad Air’s movement, you can get a better experience from your apps. While A7 would typically shoulder this task, M7 does it more efficiently thus saving power.
Awesome Battery Life

Well, iPad Air remains powerful though not power-hungry. While it’s twice as fast and 20 percent thinner than the previous version, it still provides the same stunning battery life of 10 hours. This is because the A7 chip is not only more powerful but also more efficient.

Ultrafast Wi-Fi

Whether it’s your best app, movie, or book, iPad Air’s ultrafast wireless allows you to access what you love hence you can stay in touch and in sync. With the dual-band (2.4GHz & 5GHz), MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) technology, and two antennas, the download speed can reach 300 Mbps. This is twice the previous version’s data rate.

The cost of iPad Air will be $499 and above. The devices will be available starting November 1.

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