Apple Unveils Lightest Full-Size iPad Air and Retina Display iPad Mini
The fifth generation of Apple’s iOS Tablets landed on Tuesday October 22 and along with those came a number of major changes. With the iPad Mini with Retina Display and iPad Air, Apple has taken a giant step forward in futuristic technology.
First let’s take a look at the iPad Air; it has a body that is similar to the iPad Mini. The only difference is that it’s thinner (7.5mm) and more lightweight, weighing a total of one pound. It sports a 9.7 inch screen boasting a resolution of 2048 x 1536. After the iPad 2, this is a first attempt at redesigning the original flagship iPad.
The processor is the same as that of the iPhone 5S and iPad Mini with Retina Display- the A7 chip7 along with the co-processor M7. iPad Air also runs on iOS 7. This compact device is available in two color combinations: white with the rear casing in silver and black with a space gray rear casing.
With a 5 MP iSight rear camera and a FaceTime HD front camera, the iPad Air supports a 100% faster data transfer rate and a battery life of ten hours.
Coming to the iPad Mini with Retina Display; the exterior design and appearance is much like last year’s 7.9 inch original iPad Mini. Although the new tablet is slightly heavier, it is still easy to carry around and handle.
The tablet is powered by the same A7 processor chip that has been used in the recently released iPhone 5S and this means there is a lot that the new iPad can do in terms of performance. A drastic change is with the pixel density that has been increased from 163 ppi to 325 ppi; the new tablet integrates a resolution of 2048 x 1536. Running the iOS 7, the iPad Mini with Retina Display has beautiful and vibrant colors which really put on a show while you view pictures and videos.
Both new tablets have some pretty neat modifications and of course, Apple has maintained that originality with superb quality and design. The iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display will be available for purchase starting Friday, November 1. Prices for the iPad Air will range from $499 (16 GB, Wi-Fi model) to $629 (16 GB LTE model). However, with such a heavy price tag it’s not so likely to get as many sales as Apple has managed to achieve before with the previous versions.