All about Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini
So, here's the deal: just as expected, we got two new iPads. The full-sized iPad Air (with a new, cool name) will continue to treat us to the beautiful 9.7" high-resolution display, but will do so using the faster, 64-bit A7 chipset. More importantly, though, it'll have a brand new external design, with thin side bezels, lighter weight and thinner profile. It's absolutely a looker, but perhaps even more importantly, it'll be easier to hold and use due to its more compact and lighter design, and that's pretty big as far as 10" tablets go. Meanwhile, we have the new iPad mini 2, which may not introduce any visible changes to its exterior, but improves crucial components such as the screen resolution and the processor. Thankfully, both tablets will be available quite soon - the iPad Air (starts at $499) will go on sale on November 1, while the iPad mini 2 (starts at $399) will join it a bit later in November. Check our our coverage for tons of additional information, specs comparisons and more!
Apple iPad Air specs, release date, price and features
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1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Its not even worth the upgrade of my iPad 4.
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 375; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Their nice Ray, but I won't say Marvelous in the sense that Apple didn't show anything ground breaking or new. The 64bit processor (Nice but on the 5s) The iPad min having a higher display ( great it finally caught up to all the other HD offerings in the 7 inch market place).
They are solid upgrades and Apple like. One thing that I would have to say is marvelous is the naming . I like the sound of iPad air. Goes along with the mac air book.
6. papss (unregistered)
I love his enthusiasm for Apple in this article... then turn to his wp articles for the robot version of himself.
3. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1655; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I can see it now, people be selling iPad Air on craigslist and when the iFoamers open the box it's empty - iPad Air so light you don't even know you're holding it!
4. theoak (Posts: 322; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
It is nice that there is just one model for all carriers. Hence I can purchase it with a Verizon SIM ... if I don't like the prices from Verizon ... I can move to T-Mobile later ... for example.
I am disappointed it did not have Touch ID.
The screen on Mini is going to look amazing.
7. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
I'd rather get Tablet Z, it's thinner and waterproof. Pretty much the same weight
8. imparanoic (Posts: 70; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)
Xperia tablet z is still better. PS3 controller support. NFC. Waterproof. Sd card up to 64gb. And additional usb to go up to 256gb. The storage without premium. However. IPad will sell and it's forte is fashion and simplicity. Great for mass market esp old age pensioners
13. JoeDirt (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)
ever heard of ibeacon? ever heard of Bluetooth LE? NFC is already a dead technology. I wouldn't get excited about it.
9. azafirster (Posts: 44; Member since: 01 May 2012)
Admin, I have a question, whats the difference between iPad Air and iPad Mini 2? None of your comparison articles has this. Apart from the obvious, the size, whats the difference?
12. deewinc (Posts: 191; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Sincerely, this thing looks like an LG Gpad...Apple moving away from near "Square" tables to rectangular shapes.
15. eldyagustius (Posts: 147; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
I don't think you were right about saying this.. this thing does have the same shape as the older iPad mini.. and everybody knows that the first iPad mini is older than the Gpad.. so I think you should say the LG Gpad looks like this thing :)
14. yaso.progadgets (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
It's look amazing...wait for the mini..