At a special press conference at the Center for the Arts Yerba Buena in San Francisco, Apple announced a new iPad Air. The device shown vice president of marketing Phil Schiller , is based on a high-performance 64- bit processor A7.
The design of the new iPad Air corresponds to the style of iPad mini, which, however , has long been known from unofficial sources . Due to different display technology , a 9.7- inch Retina- screen tablet is thinner , and the use of only a single LED backlight reduced the thickness of the device (7.5 vs. 9.4 millimeters ), and reduce the load on the battery.
From the previous model iPad Air differs somewhat narrower and thinner body side frames the screen. Angles of the rear cover slightly more rounded, and the device is 20% thinner and lighter ( 455 grams vs 652 ) than the iPad 4 . The tablet can be quite easy to hold with one hand.
The fifth generation of iPad has received an updated camera that allows you to make better photos . The model features a 5 – megapixel iSight camera with video recording 1080p.
Performance iPad Air has doubled , but the battery life is the same – it is 10 hours. The gadget is based on a 64 -bit chip, A7, paired with a coprocessor M7, which is responsible for processing the data from the motion sensors . Device increased speed compared to last iPad , fourth generation , up to eight times , and graphics performance – to 72 times , said Apple.
It is noteworthy that the new device activated cell module , which provides compatibility with a broader range of network LTE, than the current version . Like the iPhone 5s new tablet can operate in Russian fourth-generation networks . In the new flagship smartphone and iPad borrowed one of the color options of the case – ” space gray “.
iPad Air will be sold at the same price as the previous version with a display Retina. The junior model tablet with 16 gigabytes of memory will cost U.S. $ 499. The same device , but with the support of cellular networks , will cost $ 629 .
iPad Air will go on sale on November 1. The instrument may also be bought in additional than 20 international locations . The 2nd-technology iPad can be on sale and can price $399 for a sixteen-GB version