Apple announces new iPad Air with 64 bit processor and slimmer profile

While we expected an upgrade in the fifth generation of the Apple iPad, we never expected such tremendous streamlining in the products.


Apple has announced the new tablet measuring 9.7 inches called the iPad Air. Unlike the other iPads the iPad Air has a refreshing design with full metal body and the slim profile. The iPad Air measures just 7.5 mm in thickness, making it thinner than all the previous devices and the bezels have shrunk by almost 43 percent.

The 64 bit version dual core Apple A7 processor, which was used in the Apple iPhone 5S has also been used in the iPad Air. The Retina Display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels on the 9.7 inch display has been properly maintained. Similarly, the devices uses the 5MP iSight camera with auto-focus but however has an improved front-facing FaceTime HD camera. The device is said to be priced starting from $499 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi version.

Meanwhile Apple has renamed the iPad 4 as the Apple iPad 2 and priced at $399, which is the same price as that of the Apple iPad Mini 2.