Introducing iPad Air


The holiday season is just around the corner. Many of you as early as now, might be scouting for possible gift ideas for your loved ones. Look no further. Apple has recently released its newest tablet flagship for all gadget enthusiasts out there. Introducing the all new iPad Air.

iPad Air is boasted to be thinner, lighter, and more powerful than the previous generations. It is 28 percent lighter, 20 percent thinner and has 43 percent thinner bezel, making it easier to handle compared to earlier versions.

iPad Air offers faster performance (2x faster processing and graphics than iPad 4) and improved video chatting. Apple has also improved the Wi-Fi connectivity to 2x faster than iPad 4. All thanks to the two antennas instead of the usual one and MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology. LTE was also improved for better roaming capabilities. The A7 chip installed on the new iPad Air makes it more powerful and more efficient, plus it gives you the same incredible 10-hour battery life to enjoy and make the most out of your tablet.

According to Apple, “iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined.” It is a device built for entertainment. It thrives because of its ecosystem, with its vast selection of apps that gives iPad Air a bit more versatility to allow it to do just about anything. Thus, making iPad Air the best full-sized tablet on the market.

Check out the features and specifications of the new iPad Air so you can be the judge.

Features and Specifications

iPad Air

Color and Finish

Space Gray, Silver




Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + Cellular


Height: 9.40 inches (240 mm)
Width: 6.60 inches (169.5 mm)
Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)


Weight (Wi-Fi): 1 pound (469 g)
Weight (Wi-Fi + Cellular): 1.05 pounds (478 g)


Retina display
9.7-inch (diagonal)
4:3 aspect ratio (standard)
LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating


2048 x 1536

Pixel Density

264 ppi


A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor


Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone


PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)

Operating System

Apple iOS 7



Storage Capacity

16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB




Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Data only


Digital compass
Assisted GPS


Apple 9-pin dock Lightning connector


Dual microphones
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Built-in speakers
Nano-SIM card tray


Three-axis gyro
Ambient light sensor

Intelligent Assistant

Siri (use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more)

FaceTime HD Camera (Front)

1.2MP photos
720p HD video
FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular
Face detection
Backside illumination
Tap to control exposure for video or still images
Photo and video geotagging

iSight Camera (Rear)

5MP photos
Face detection
Backside illumination
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
ƒ/2.4 aperture
Tap to focus video or still images
Tap to control exposure for video or still images
Photo and video geotagging
HDR photos

Video Recording

1080p HD video recording
Video stabilization
Face detection
Tap to focus while recording
Backside illumination
3x video zoom

Video and Audio Calling

iPad Air to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular

Audio Playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
  • AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

VoiceOver screen reader
Guided Access
Switch Control
Support for playback of closed-captioned content
Full-screen zoom magnification
Larger type
Bold text
Increase contrast
Reduce motion
On/Off labels
Invert colors
Left/right volume adjustment

Mail Attachment Support Viewable document types:

  • .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images
  • .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word)
  • .htm and .html (web pages)
  • .key (Keynote)
  • .numbers (Numbers)
  • .pages (Pages)
  • .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat)
  • .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • .txt (text)
  • .rtf (rich text format)
  • .vcf (contact information)
  • .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
  • .zip
  • .ics
Environmental Requirements

Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

System Requirements
  • Apple ID (required for some features)
  • Internet access
  • Syching with iTunes (Mac and PC) requires the following:
    • Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes

Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Battery Life

Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network

Free Apps from Apple

iTunes U
Find My iPhone
Find My Friends
iTunes Trailers

In the Box

iPad Air
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter


16GB: $499
32GB: $599
64GB: $699
128GB: $799
Wi-Fi + Cellular:
16GB: $629
32GB: $729
64GB: $829
128GB: $929

By: Ivy Bernard November 5, 2013


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