iPad Air – What New and What Apple Has Changed?


Looking for a new gadget? Great news for you as Apple already announced the iPad Air, the successor to the iPad 4. After all the rumors and leaks, iPad Air, Apple’s fifth 9.7-inch tablet is finally official.

Before you run out and buy it, assuming you’re not interested in Android or Windows 8, you might want to see what you’re getting for your hard-earned cash.

As a comparison, we’ve put together a table to show you what new in iPad Air.


iPad 4 iPad Air
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Price $499, $599, $699, $799 $499, $599, $699, $799
Price with LTE $629, $729, $829, $929 $629, $729, $829, $929
Display 9.7-inch, 2048×1536, 264 ppi 9.7-inch, 2048×1536, 264 ppi
Processor Dual-core A6X 64-bit A7
Rear Camera 5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture 5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Video Recording 1080p 1080p
Front Camera 1.2MP photos, 720p video 1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTime Over Wi-Fi or cellular Over Wi-Fi or cellular
Assistant Siri Siri
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0
Browsing time on cellular Up to 9 hours Up to 9 hours
Browsing time on Wi-Fi Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours
Height 9.50 inches (241.2 mm) 9.4 inches (240 mm)
Width 7.31 inches (185.7 mm) 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
Depth 0.37 inch (9.4 mm) 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
Weight for Wi-Fi 1.44 pounds (652 g) 1 pound (469 g)
Weight for LTE 1.46 pounds (662 g) 1.05 pounds (478 g)
Connector Lightning Lightning
Colors Black, White Space Gray, Silver


Given that the iPad Air’s pricing remains unchanged from the iPad 4, you’re basically paying the same amount for a slim, fast and more powerful tablet. The iPad Air ships on November 1 in 41 countries. Will you be getting one?

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