Also known as Apple iPad 5
LTE carrier support
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular with 3G/LTE support
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi only and no GPS support
Numbers are incredibly out dated. Apple’s newest full-sized ipad tablet forgoes them and select for the exquisite ‘Air’. There’s a clear reason for this. Unlike previous designs that were essentially have great improvements, the iPad Air is a completely redesigned tablet and would prefer to play as to how slim and light it is. Needless to say it uses the exact same amazing 64-bit A7 processor like the iPhone 5S and comes with Apple’s signature Retina display, but it is the redundant on weight and lack thereof that’s the star here.
Apple has always had good products, and when they weren’t good, they were still pretty good. The iPad Air is no exception. Overall, it’s a great product that Apple has created. It’s very well balanced in terms of specs. This tablet is the perfect combination of power and design.
Exact dimensions are 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm and the overall appearance and feel of the iPad Air is simply soft slick. Apple has once again surpassed itself in the design and finish section. The edging adds in a lick of class and the decreased in weight and narrowed frame mean it is actually useable in one hand, and that is something no one else is yet to manage with a 10-inch form factor.
The iPad Air is actually a lot lighter than the iPad 4 before it, in fact it’s lighter than all of this other tablets along with its class at just 469g. That’s a drop of almost 200g, or 29%, regarding the porky iPad 4. That’s a major generational leap.
It’s not just the additional weight that has been decreased. The iPad Air is much thinner and narrower than the iPad 4, while keeping the same screen size. At just 7.5mm thin it truly shouldn’t feel as solid as it does, simply the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is thinner at this screen size.
One of the great things about the iPad Air is that it has 64-bit computing. This new difference really set the iPad Air apart from other tablets and other iPads. There is a lot of power packed inside the sleek and light body of this iPad and it really shows during use. This iPad will run many applications at once and still perform as fast as if it were only running one. Because of this, its performance is amazing. The battery life is also impressive. On stand-by, it lasts a few days, but watching a movie or browsing the web, it lasts about nine hours.
The lightweight measurements of the iPad Air means we shouldn’t look forward to greatness through the speaker systems, however these are typically incredibly good for a tablet. Sound is actually clean and crisp and doesn’t endure through the tinny treble that affected dialogue on earlier iPads. The speakers also provide a mite more bass, which means that voices are deeper and even more accurately portrayed.
There are only a few ‘bad’ things about the iPad Air. One of them is that the storage is too small. The general iPad Air comes with 16GB of storage, which is too little for most people. If you want to increase the storage, the price starts increasing as well, quite a bit. In addition, the camera is only mediocre in comparison to other Apple products.
All in all, the iPad Air is a really great product from Apple. I recommend it for anyone who needs compatibility, versatility, ingenuity, and power in one package.
|| GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
|| CDMA 800 / 1900
|| HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
|| CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
|| 2013, October
|| Available. Released November 2013
||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
||1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)
||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
|| Yes, with stereo speakers
|| DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
|| Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
|| Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
|| Yes, v2.0
|| 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus,
|| Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
|| Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
|| Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
|| iOS 7.0.4
|| Apple A7
|| Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
|| PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
|| Accelerometer, gyro, compass
|| iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
|| HTML (Safari)
|| Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
|| Space Gray, Silver
||- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- Audio/video player/editor
- Image viewer/editor
- Document viewer/editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input