The iPad Air: What You Need To Know

File-It-Under: Apple Stuff By: D.F.Skin

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So we finally get to meet the new iPad,only its not just called the iPad,no. It is now the new iPad Air. Apple made it's announcement today at its annual Apple Event and to no surprise to many,we all knew that there was going be a tablet showing,which was the iPad and iPad Mini. But let us concentrate on the iPad Air,here's what you need know about some of its features and hardware specification.

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The Design

The new iPad Air still is the same size as previous generations of iPad measured in at 9.7" inches, but the thickness of the device is slightly thinner at 7.5mm, the device weighs and mere 1 pound (15 pounds to be exact).Those who had the honor in holding the new iPad Air in their hands have said that the device feels much lighter and more comfortable to hold in one hand. The iPad Air looks almost like a bigger version of the iPad Mini as it has a much cleaner looking bezel with sharper boxed edges. The finish color scheme to the new iPad Air comes in a black front bezel with a Space Gray rear,and a white front bezel with a Silver Gray rear.

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The Hardware

No iOS  device can't be complete without its famed Retina display, the new iPad Air is no exception as its multi-touch display still has the same IPS technology with a 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch. If you look under the hood of the new iPad Air,there is the 64-bit Apple A7 processor with a M7 motion co-processor the same processors that's in the current iPhone 5S,you have your choices in the Apple standard storage's at 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB .

On the camera front, the front facing camera has 1.2 megapixel and rear camera is 5-megapixel iSight camera. Onto communication, nothing has changed at all the cellular signal has the GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ /LTE. The WiFi portion of the device has the Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/c/n wireless standard,finally we cannot forget the Bluetooth 4.0 signal.

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Price 

The new iPad Air price point is pretty much same as it always been with its previous generation tablets,you have the $499 WiFi only and you have the start price of the cellular version at $629.

On a final and quick note,the new generation Apple tablets both the iPad Mini and iPad Air pretty much debunked rumors of a finger print reader as Apple for some reason did not include it in their devices. There are some reports that Apple the last minute decided to exclude the fingerprint reader because of widespread negative press it generated from the iPhone 5S.