Apple today announced the latest addition to the iPad line, unveiling the new Apple iPad Air and the the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Both feature some of the new advancements we saw with the latest generation of iPhones and the all-new IOS 7. One thing is certain though, these new iPads are thinner, faster, and lighter than their previous editions and represent a huge jump for their respective lines.
The iPad Air
The iPad Air features a 9.7 inch Retina Display screen, making this display just as nice on the eyes as the previous generations equipped with the ground-breaking display. This screen is centred into a 9.4 inch body that is just .29 inches deep. The total weight? Just one pound.
Inside the new iPad Air is the A7 chipset found within the iPhone 5S. This 64-bit chip is based on desktop technology, bringing the tablet even closer to replacing your traditional laptop or desktop. In addition to the A7, the iPad Air also features the M7 Motion Chip, introducing a world of possibilities app-wise. Other hardware improvements include MIMO, which improves wifi speeds, and an impressive ten hour battery life.
In addition to these new features, there is a bevy of new features being introduced on the software side, including improvements to the iLife and iWork suites that take advantage of the A7 chipset and its desktop and laptop friendly architecture.
The new iPad Air Launches on November 1st.
The iPad Mini with Retina Display
The very popular iPad Mini line also received an update. This came in the form of the addition of Apple's legendary Retina Display. This increases the iPad Mini's screen resolution exponentially, and also puts it in line with the iPad Air, meaning developers will have an easier time developing apps for both devices.
This 7.9 inch tablet will be available later in November and promises to be a hot item from Apple.