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Apple iPad Air is now official with lighter and slimmer design, upgraded hardware

0. phoneArena 22 Oct 2013, 13:10 posted on

Almost exactly a year after we saw Apple open the gates for the entrance of the chic, but unchanged iPad 4, the Cupertino-based company is back with another 9.7-inch tablet offering. Bound to spar with dozens of considerably better prepared rivals, this time around it should be noted that it was in Apple's interest to up the ante and not chase enticing margins. Unsurprisingly, this is exactly what the tech giant has done, for the iPad 5, in particular, comes packed with a bunch of new goodies that are bound to take the fancy even of the more devout Android followers out there...

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:13 4

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Where's the gold color version? The best just became better.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:17 3

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


true but really that sounded so fanboyish!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:13

2. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


And nary a fingerprint-scanner to be found...

They weren't kidding about those supply issues.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:25 2

21. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Apple does it on purpose. IPad mino didn't have retina so a later one can have retina forcing users to pay $ for it.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:36

53. Finalflash (Posts: 3228; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Who cares, they pulled an iPhone 5 again. Shafted iPad is now the lower end iPad, either pay them the money or be shafted LOL.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:14 9

3. akbarkool (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Lumia 2520

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:15 3

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


lol good one!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:15 5

5. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


No, this is the iPad Air article. I think you're looking for the Lumia 2520 article. Sorry, PhoneArena CAN be a little confusing sometimes.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:19 4

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Go away you troll.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:16 1

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Is this the iPad 5 or is it separate?? Anyway it now is definately iPad for full sized tablet but android still runs phone and 7 inch tablets.

Well done apple you have actually surprised us!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:19 4

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iPad 5 = iPad Air

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:01

45. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Ya. It looks like they are going with the Google Nexus naming. (Or you could say like the Apple computer naming) Device family, year released. Makes it confusing but I agree with the move.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:22 1

18. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Biggest surprise is that the new Mini is identical to the Air spec-wise (except screen-size, of course) for $100 less.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:25

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I know! I might pick one up for my father on Black Friday.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:26 1

24. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Who do you think you are? Darkjedii?!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:37 1

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you stupid?

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:28

28. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Also add the fact that the mini has a better screen as far as pixel density. It makes it a better product all around.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:18 4

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not going to lie, it's beautiful. iPad Mini 2 has a Retina resolution. o:

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:02 1

46. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


At $399. That's insane. Anyone who buys that is a serious sucker.
Also, talk about fragmentation. Add yet another screen size to the Apple portfolio.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:06 2

49. ThePython (Posts: 897; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Not insane... it's one of the thinnest 7' tablets out there with a massive resolution.

Talk about fragmentation -- Latest OS in over 70% of its products including updated apps.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:19 2

10. ijklmnop (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Lumia 2050 FTW

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:20

12. ijklmnop (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


*2520 :p

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:25 3

22. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


You corrected yourself a minute later, meaning you could've just as easily edited your original comment, and we'd be none-the-wiser to your original mistake.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:20 4

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Reported for trolling.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:07 1

50. ThePython (Posts: 897; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Lol...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:20 3

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Another over size ipod touch. And half of a regular consumer still won't know the difference.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:25 2

19. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lol, this 'Oversized iPod touch" is still the best tablet...that is coming from the guy who adores android but has to admit the only other tablet that comes close os the Nexus 10!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:29

58. solomonsteve (Posts: 76; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)


Its not the best tablet to me. Its just an over-sized ipod touch ,thats all. Surface Pro 2 is far better

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:26

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You didn't see the keynote I suppose. iPad Air is fu----g beautiful.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:31

29. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Why must you repeat the same lame comments over and over again? You've been here 2 1/2 years and you would think at some point you would get tired of saying the same stuff over and over again. I mean, really?

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