Apple iPad Air clears the FCC
While only hours have passed since the iPad Air was officially presented to the world, the FCC has already given it the green light. Apple's tablet is now listed in the commission's database, having a model number A1475 attached to it, meaning that there's one less obstacle in its way prior to its global rollout.
Sadly, the iPad Air filing doesn't mention any bits of information that we weren't aware of already, but that's common for most gadgets we spot at the FCC. What it does confirm, however, is the presence of a 2x2 MIMO antenna setup for more reliable Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11ac is still unsupported), the presence of an Apple-made 12W charger (model A1401) in the set, and that the slate is still being assembled in China.
The iPad Air is scheduled to launch on November 1 across 40 countries worldwide, including China, Canada, the US, and most European markets. In the States, its Wi-Fi + Cellular variant will be available through AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile.