All about Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini
posted by Ray S. / Oct 22, 2013, 3:15 PM
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
Apple iPad mini 2 specs, release date, price and features
- Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 8820 mAh
Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 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.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 3:23 PM 0
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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!
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 3:39 PM 7
Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 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.
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 3:46 PM 0
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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
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 6:32 PM 3
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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?
posted on Oct 22, 2013, 8:30 PM 0
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Sincerely, this thing looks like an LG Gpad...Apple moving away from near "Square" tables to rectangular shapes.
posted on Oct 24, 2013, 2:11 AM 0
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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 :)
posted on Oct 30, 2013, 10:03 AM 0
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